Monday, November 30, 2020


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Updated 3 days, 22 hours ago

Maria Celaya appointed as Mattawa mayor

Mattawa City Council member Maria Celaya has been appointed as the mayor of Mattawa.

Updated 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
Criminal record, sentence changes among new N. Carolina laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New laws began Tuesday in North Carolina that are designed to help more people convicted of lower-level crimes and nonviolent drug trafficking get records cleared or punishments eased.

Updated 2 hours, 24 minutes ago
California high court upholds serial killer's death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of raping and strangling 10 women in Los Angeles. However, the court reversed his conviction for the death...

Updated 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
Arizona bald eagle nesting area closing until June 30

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — The Forest Service says it is temporarily closing to the public a bald eagle breeding and nesting area along the Verde River to the public beginning on Dec. 1.

Updated 2 hours, 48 minutes ago
New Mexico Land Office offers online Christmas tree permits

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The State Land Office is joining other land management agencies in New Mexico in offering online Christmas tree cutting permits.

Updated 5 hours, 13 minutes ago
Another Michigan lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Rep. John Chirkun said Monday he had tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming at least the 10th member of the Legislature to be infected since the pandemic hit Michigan more than ...

Updated 6 hours, 48 minutes ago
California hospitalizations soar, may spur more restrictions

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could see a tripling of hospitalizations by Christmas and is considering stay-home orders for areas with the highest case rates as it tries to head off concerns that severe co...

Updated 6 hours, 48 minutes ago
Kelly to take Senate oath of office on Wednesday

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Mark Kelly is scheduled to take is seat in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday after state officials formalized his victory.

Updated 6 hours, 48 minutes ago
Tucson considers curfew to slow spread of coronavirus

PHOENIX (AP) — Tucson’s mayor called Monday for a nighttime curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19, saying the virus is spreading rapidly and hospitals in southern Arizona are on the verge of a crisis.

Updated 7 hours, 20 minutes ago
GOP aide sent home from Colorado Legislature had COVID-19

DENVER (AP) — As Colorado's Democrat-led Legislature convened Monday for a special session, a GOP staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 attended a morning House session and was sent home.

Updated 7 hours, 48 minutes ago
Minnesota to release 'materially better' budget forecast

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota budget officials will release a fresh forecast Tuesday showing how bad a hit state finances have taken from the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Lawyer: Prison plans raise environmental, financial concerns

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A community that is fighting plans to build a 3,000-inmate prison in Bibb County on Monday asked for a meeting with the governor, arguing the project raises environmental concerns for the ...

Updated 8 hours, 19 minutes ago
Lamont: No plans for more restrictions despite doctors' plea

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has no plans at the moment to impose more restrictions on businesses amid rising coronavirus infections and deaths, despite a group of doctors calling for the closure of gyms an...

Updated 8 hours, 48 minutes ago
The Latest: Biden, foreign leaders talk about pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on

Updated 8 hours, 48 minutes ago
1st female Senate majority leader elected in N. Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans picked Sen. Kathy Harrington on Monday to be the next majority leader, putting a woman in that position for the first time since the chamber created it over ...

Updated 8 hours, 48 minutes ago
'Out of control': Alabama hits record virus hospitalizations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama on Monday reached a new high for the number of people in state hospitals with COVID-19, a record that comes before an expected spike in cases in the weeks following Thanksgiving ga...