Virginia residents sued state elections officials over redistricting maps drawn by the General Assembly in 2011. Residents argue that the election maps are designed to protect incumbents.
Little more than a third of Ohio students in most elementary and middle school grades met the higher academic standards on the new Common Core tests this year, early test results show.
The California Legislature has passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide. It’s now up to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to decide whether or not to sign it.
The number of homeless children who go to public schools in Pennsylvania increased by more than double the national average between the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. There were 22,765 homeless students in the state in during the 2013-14 academic year.
Booze is a booming business in Utah, with people drinking more and spending substantially more—better than double since 2002—on wine and liquor.
The Hawaii Department of Health is required to publish inspection reports for adult and long-term care facilities online, but officials say they don’t have enough resources to do so.
The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu can remain free while his overriding contempt of court appeal is being resolved.
Methamphetamine lab seizures are down 48 percent in Tennessee and also down sharply in other states where such labs are prevalent. The drug’s use has not diminished but Mexican imports are taking over the market, experts say.
More than 80 cases of Minnesotans buying RVs in other states to avoid paying taxes have been resolved in recent years.
The Silver State Health Insurance Exchange will not operate brick-and-mortar enrollment stores during this year’s sign-up period for government-subsidized health insurance in Nevada.
The state has set up an online auction to sell off a truckload of liquor confiscated by regulators. A caveat: The merchandise is only available for bidding by holders of Kansas retail or wholesale liquor licenses.
A Michigan resident has contracted the rare, life-threatening bubonic plague—the first documented case in Michigan’s public health history.
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