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Bloomberg's big spending struggles to sway election outcomes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After pouring more than $1.2 billion of his personal fortune into presidential politics this election, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has little to show for it.
His only win during a short-lived Democratic bid for the White House was in the territory of American Samoa. And after pledging to spend & ... (full story)


No longer mirror of US, Ohio's electoral bellwether quiets

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CINCINNATI (AP) — As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. That's the way it had been in presidential elections for more than half a century, until this year, when Republican Donald Trump won a decisive victory in the state while losing the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden.
Biden becomes the first president elected without carryi ... (full story)


Michigan governor seeks shutdown of Great Lakes oil pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer took legal action Friday to shut down a pipeline that carries oil beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes.
Whitmer's office notified Canadian company Enbridge Inc. that it was revoking an easement granted 67 years ago to extend a roughly 4-mile (6.4-kilome ... (full story)


Oregon, New Mexico order lockdowns as other states resist

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico ordered near-lockdowns Friday in the most aggressive response yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S., even as many of their counterparts in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of l ... (full story)


Prescription for probate backlog lowers bar for public notice

A bill that aims to speed up the name-change process in probate courts throughout the state would rely more on a judge’s discretion at the expense of the current notice publication process.
According to a senior aide of the bill’s sponsor, the proposed changes are expected to go a long way toward easing a backlog tha ... (full story)