Tag: States (US)

Will New Candidates Shake Up the 2020 Race?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Why are Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick flirting with jumping into the 2020 presidential primary this late in the game? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate what the pair’s maneuvers say about […]

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New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

New York on Wednesday became the first state to release the names of the medical facilities that have treated patients with Candida auris, a deadly drug-resistant fungus, that has been spreading under a cloak of secrecy. Sixty-four hospitals, 103 long-term care nursing homes, a long-term care hospital and three hospice units in New York have […]

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As Push for Higher Minimum Wages Grows, New York Offers a Test Case

RIPLEY, N.Y. — Meeder’s, a cozy diner nestled in New York’s southwest corner, has seen its labor bill skyrocket in recent years amid steady increases in the state’s minimum wage. To cover the costs, its owners have lifted menu prices and bought new equipment, including a mixer that allows them to churn out their 26 […]

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Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability

ImageDemocratic strength in Arizona was perhaps the most surprising topline result in the six states polled.Credit…Matt York/Associated Press Democratic voters have a clear ideological choice in this year’s presidential primaries. But if there is any lesson from the recent New York Times/Siena College surveys of the six closest states carried by the president, it’s that […]

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Wake up, Democrats

This article is part of David Leonhardt’s newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it each weekday. Maybe this is the wake-up call that Democrats need. My old colleagues at The Upshot published a poll yesterday that rightly terrified a lot of Democrats (as well as Republicans and independents who believe President Trump is […]

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Judge Strikes Down Gun Laws Enacted in Wake of Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday struck down three gun control ordinances enacted by the City of Pittsburgh after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue last year, saying that state law prevented the city from regulating firearms. The ordinances, announced in December, include an assault weapons ban, a ban on large-capacity magazines and […]

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New Illinois Abortion Clinic Anticipates Post-Roe World

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. — When it opens just across the river from St. Louis this week, the new Planned Parenthood clinic in Illinois will be one of the largest abortion clinics in the Midwest, set up to serve around 11,000 women a year with various health services, double the capacity of the clinic it is […]

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Judge Summons Drug C.E.O.s for Talks on Sweeping Opioid Settlement

CLEVELAND — A mayor of a small West Virginia city brought to its knees by opioids and representatives of large cities and counties left reeling by the epidemic will gather in federal court here on Friday morning, to sit side by side with chief executives from the country’s largest drug distributors. Along with platoons of […]

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Drug Giants Pursuing $50 Billion Settlement of Opioid Cases

CLEVELAND — As a critical trial deadline bears down, lawyers for states and the three largest drug distributors in the country, along with two manufacturers, have agreed on a framework for a deal to resolve thousands of opioid cases with a settlement worth nearly $50 billion in cash and addiction treatments. Three people familiar with […]

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Already Under Siege, Labor Unions Face a New Threat From Alaska

ANCHORAGE — For decades, Alaska has been a stronghold for organized labor, boasting one of the nation’s highest union participation rates even as membership rolls declined across the United States in the face of broad economic shifts and sustained ideological attack. Now, a conservative new governor, Mike Dunleavy, is trying to push through a plan […]

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A ‘Chilling Message’: Trump Critics See a Deeper Agenda in California Feud

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump’s political feud with California has spread collateral damage across more than a dozen other states, which have seen their regulatory authority curtailed and their autonomy threatened by a Trump administration intent on weakening the environmental statutes […]

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Prison Book Bans Called ‘Arbitrary and Irrational’

A prison in Ohio blocked an inmate from receiving a biology textbook over concerns that it contained nudity. In Colorado, prison officials rejected Barack Obama’s memoirs because they were “potentially detrimental to national security.” And a prison in New York tried to ban a book of maps of the moon, saying it could “present risks […]

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Purdue Says Sacklers May Walk From Opioid Deal if Judge Does Not Block Cases

Members of the Sackler family could withdraw their pledge to pay $3 billion as part of a nationwide deal to address the opioid crisis if a bankruptcy judge does not block outstanding state lawsuits against them and their company, Purdue Pharma, Purdue lawyers said in a legal complaint. Whether the threat is posturing or real, […]

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Couples in Virginia Can Marry Without Disclosing Their Race

A lawsuit filed by three couples in Virginia has led to a statewide directive from the attorney general: No one applying for a marriage license in the state should be forced to declare his or her race. The lawsuit, filed in federal court against state and county authorities on Sept. 5, said that the couples […]

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Would a Purdue Bankruptcy Protect the Sacklers? Good Question.

After months of negotiations and threats, Purdue Pharma has finally filed for bankruptcy. But it’s hardly a done deal. The bankruptcy filing is part of a settlement agreement that the company and its owners negotiated with lawyers for states and thousands of local governments that have struggled for years with the opioid crisis. They support […]

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Purdue Pharma Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and state lawsuits. The terms of the filing, which include a proposed resolution […]

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House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms

A House committee investigating Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google over possible antitrust violations on Friday sent the four companies detailed requests for documents, emails and other communications. House investigators are seeking information on the big technology companies’ businesses, acquisitions and conduct in digital markets including internet search, advertising and e-commerce. The formal requests for information […]

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Google Antitrust Investigation Outlined by State Attorneys General

The state attorneys general from about four dozen states officially declared on Monday that they are beginning investigations into the market power and corporate behavior of big tech companies. The formal declaration, delivered from the steps of the United States Supreme Court by a bipartisan group of state officials, adds investigative muscle and political momentum […]

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