Scientists are calling for action to help sunflower starfish > Oregon

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Scientists along the west coast are calling for action to help sunflower starfish, which are among the world’s largest sea stars, recover from catastrophic population declines. Experts say a starfish wasting epidemic that began in 2013 has decimated about 95% of the population from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to Mexico’s Baja California … Read more

The French President visits Louisiana to strengthen cultural ties

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Louisiana on Friday, the American state historically most closely linked to his country, to celebrate their long-standing cultural ties and also to discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders and strolled through New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, the heart of the … Read more

Biden travels to Boston, calls banks for Georgia’s Warnock

President Joe Biden traveled to Boston on Friday to visit the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, where he participated in a phone bank for incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who is running to retain his seat as Georgia’s representative in the next Congress — a State particularly farther south than Biden’s stop in Massachusetts. Days … Read more

The French President visits Louisiana to strengthen cultural ties

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Louisiana on Friday, the American state historically most closely linked to his country, to celebrate their long-standing cultural ties and also to discuss energy policy and climate change. Macron met with political leaders and strolled through New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, the heart of the … Read more

Oregon’s tough gun law faces a court challenge and could be delayed > Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Midterm voters in Oregon narrowly passed one of the toughest gun control laws in the nation and boosted hopes for gun control advocates, but the new purchase permit mandate and ban on high-capacity magazines now faces a lawsuit that comes just days before its entry into force could be put on … Read more

Supreme Court justices disagree with execution in Missouri ” Missouri

A day after Missouri executed prisoner Kevin Johnson, a man convicted of the 2005 murder of a St. Louis-area police officer, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, along with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, issued a statement dissenting opinion, in which she explained why she would have granted a stay at his execution. what you need to … Read more

Half-empty Idaho campus filled with fear and grief after murders

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As hundreds of students mourned together at University of Idaho stadium Wednesday night, family members of four classmates who were killed urged them to raise their eyes in grief and focus on love and the future. β€œThe only cure for pain is love – it is the only thing that will … Read more

Visitors to Hawaii Volcano will see 2 eruptions

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano erupted streams of glowing lava on Wednesday, drawing thousands of awed spectators who blocked a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa awoke from its 38-year slumber Sunday, dumping volcanic ash and debris from the sky. A major highway connecting towns on … Read more

Colorado Governor Visits Gay Club Memorial = Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In a crowded brewery, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis hugged Richard Fierro, the veteran who was hailed as a hero after he assaulted a gunman in the LGBTQ enclave Club Q last week, who was killed killed five people and injured 17 others. On Tuesday, Fierro-owned Atrevida Beer had a festive … Read more

Mine opponents are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to invalidate the permit > Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments in an attempt by environmental groups to nullify a key permit at a long-stalled copper-nickel mine. Opponents of PolyMet Mining Corp’s project say state regulators should have included “end-of-pipe” limits for discharges of mercury, sulfates and other pollutants in the water quality permit. … Read more