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Alabama

GOP attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against mailing abortion pill in their states | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Mifepristone (Mifeprex) and Misoprostol, the two drugs used in a medication abortion, are seen at the Women’s Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 17, 2022. Robyn Beck | AFP | Getty Images Republican attorneys general in 20 states warned CVS and Walgreens this week against mailing […]

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Alabama

DeSantis joins Republican governors’ call to end COVID-19 emergency declaration | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis last week joined 24 other Republican governors in asking President Joe Biden to end a COVID-19 emergency declaration that has helped lead to a surge in enrollment in Florida’s Medicaid program. The governors sent a letter that urged Biden to allow a federal “public health emergency” to expire in […]

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Arkansas

Flu season hitting Arkansas hard and early

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios. Photo: Dan Higgins/CDC State health officials recommend Arkansans get their seasonal flu shots immediately as influenza cases, hospitalizations and deaths are higher than usual, reflecting a nationwide trend. By the numbers: A total of 64 people in Arkansas died of the flu between Oct. 2 and Dec. 10, according to the Arkansas […]

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Alaska

First on CNN: White House kicking off six-week Covid-19 booster push | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  The Biden administration is launching a critical, six-week push aimed at stepping up Americans’ Covid-19 booster vaccinations heading into the holiday season. “With winter and holiday gatherings right around the corner, more Americans getting their updated vaccine will help avoid thousands of preventable Covid-19 deaths. The six-week campaign will focus on reaching seniors […]

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Alaska

GOP states seek to defend Covid-19 migrant expulsion policy in case where court struck policy down | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  Several Republican-led states asked a court to let them intervene in a case striking down Title 42 rule, so that the states could defend the Trump-era policy, which has allowed for the expulsion of more than 1 million migrants at the US-Mexico border. The 15 GOP states filed the request to intervene on […]

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Alaska

Democrats are facing stiff battles for governor in these key states | #alaska | #politics

CNN  —  Democratic nominees for governor are facing the stiffest competition this year as the party tries to hold on to its gains from the “blue wave” of 2018, even though Republicans are defending more governorships in November. Democrats hold 16 of the 36 gubernatorial seats on the ballot, including in key states like Arizona, […]

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Arkansas

Arkansas data shows “long-COVID” effects may be bigger concern than transmission

HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) – For over three months, Arkansas’ active COVID-19 cases continued to be on a steady decline, and hospitalizations have seen slight periodic increases, according to the state Department of Health (ADOH). Monday, the ADOH reported it is seeing less than 300 new cases weekly statewide, compared to 8,000-plus new cases reported weekly […]

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City Council

NYC Council passes bill aimed at helping small businesses | #citycouncil

The City Council passed a bill on Thursday aimed at shrinking the Big Apple’s “bureaucratic maze” of regulations required to open and operate a business. The legislation, sponsored by City Councilwoman Julie Menin (D-Upper East Side), passed unanimously in the council. If signed into law by Mayor Eric Adams, the bill could streamline the city’s […]

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Alaska

High stakes for O’Rourke in Texas governor’s debate Friday | Politics | #alaska | #politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke spent his 50th birthday this week behind the wheel of his pickup in Texas, fast approaching a big moment in his uphill climb for governor. While a road trip through college campuses showed how the Democrat continues to draw big crowds — a photo line at the University of […]

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