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GOP activist sees opportunities on West Side

MOSES LAKE — One of the most important things Grant County Republicans can do is to support GOP candidates runni...

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Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election-year politics as they focus on protecting their families fr...

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Arizona Senate campaigns get creative amid virus scare

PHOENIX (AP) — Martha McSally is volunteering at the Salvation Army. Mark Kelly is using his background as an astronaut to entertain kids stuck at home.

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Clarification: California-Oil Well Moratorium story

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story published April 3, 2020, The Associated Press reported California officials had authorized the first new oil wells in the state since July. The story should have made clear th...

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Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — While

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, 'wartime' pandemic leader or 'backup'?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is he a wartime president or a backup point man? President Donald Trump seems to go back and forth on that, or both ways at once, in responding to the coronavirus pandemic that takes more lives ...

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Kansas governor signs bill to launch new transportation plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed

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Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Entire countries are on lockdown, state visits canceled, travel curtailed, key meetings postponed or moved online.

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President Trump fires intelligence watchdog who handled complaint that triggered his impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump fires intelligence watchdog who handled complaint that triggered his impeachment.

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California homeless advocate: 'We're moving way too slowly'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Since the beginning of an international pandemic, experts have known one population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless.

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Alaska health officials recommend face coverings in public

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State health officials on Friday recommended Alaskans wear cloth face coverings in certain public areas to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of absentee voting in Wisconsin election.

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California COVID-19 testing backlog cut by two-thirds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has cut its COVID-19 testing backlog by more than two-thirds, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday, but has still managed to test less than one half of 1% of the state's nearl...

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Some Democrats say SC Legislature meeting is unsafe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse for a day next week, but not everyone is happy the Republican dominated House and Senate will be in session as

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Delaware police use checkpoints for governor's travel order

Delaware police are enforcing Gov. John Carney’s latest order to blunt the spread of COVID-19 in part with checkpoints designed to discourage out-of-state visitors from entering the state.

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Ducey orders hair salons closed amid criticism

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After mounting criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ordered hair and nail salons, barbers and other businesses that provide personal services to close to slow the spread of the new ...