Many people on the Southwest Florida coast, the areas most ravaged by Hurricane Ian, are growing weary, frustrated and angry as they wait for electricity, gas, water, food and other basic needs.
For some New Yorkers, technology is out of reach. More than a quarter of some of New York’s lowest-income households report no internet subscriptions.
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom delivered a mixed verdict on more than three dozen criminal justice laws, approving measures to seal criminal records and free dying inmates but denying bids to restrict solitary confinement and boost inmates’ wages.
North Carolina's rules review board, appointed by the Republican-controlled legislature, blocked new poll watcher regulations in late September, leaving election officials without additional tools to control behavior on Election Day, Nov. 8.
The demands of Alabama inmates on strike from their prison jobs are “unreasonable,” Republican Gov. Kay Ivey said. Prisoners’ demands include a call for better conditions in prisons and for changes in sentencing laws and parole board policies.
One-third of Republicans in Washington state said they believed there was major fraud in the 2020 election and that Donald Trump definitely won. Some Republican leaders say the constant talk of election conspiracies is backfiring on the party.
At least five Oklahoma nursing residences have closed in 2022, and experts and insiders say other closures could follow soon. More patients would be displaced and possibly relocated farther from their family and community.
The state is working to pay out a one-time $350 aid to some of Georgia’s poorest residents, after a bumpy rollout left some recipients struggling to redeem the payments.
Planned burns are under intense scrutiny this year after two U.S. Forest Service burns escaped to become the largest wildfire in New Mexico history.
Delaware’s pandemic emergency shelter program, which housed thousands in motels over the past two years, is ending. Service providers expect a surge in demand for shelter beds.
Wisconsin's governor's race has become the most expensive general election in the country, with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' side outspending Republican businessman Tim Michels and his GOP allies by better than a 2-to-1 ratio. Overall, the two sides have spent $55 million since the August primary.
Over the past decade and a half, more than 129,000 policyholders in Louisiana have been offloaded from the state-run insurer of last resort. Through a program known as depopulation, some of the riskiest policies were placed with untested private insurers as the agency tried to reduce its exposure to future hurricane losses.
After decades of declining numbers of heart disease-related deaths, rates have risen in recent years in both Nebraska and the United States. Rates are up 4% in Nebraska and 10% nationally.
Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, 65, will leave office showing no appetite for national politics or federal office, where his socially moderate Republican brand may have little draw.
West Virginia has a shortage of attorneys to represent foster children in court. Last year, West Virginia had about 5,800 new abuse and neglect cases, but there are fewer than 300 attorneys to work as neutral legal guardians.
A district court judge in Billings, Montana, permanently struck down three election administration laws in the state, declaring that eliminating Election Day voter registration, implementing new voter identification requirements and barring paid ballot collection are unconstitutional.
A recent report shows most Iowa hospitals aren’t following a federal rule to show their costs, but hospitals say it’s more complicated than that.