- County judge dismisses lawsuit on filming Senate committees Updated: Jun-30-15 7:31 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Missouri judge dismissed Tuesday an advocacy group's lawsuit that challenged restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee meetings.
- US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries Updated: Jun-27-15 8:47 pm
LONDON - The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.
- Advocacy group challenges summer roundup at wild horse range Updated: Jun-26-15 12:19 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - An animal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop a summer roundup at the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range that aims to reduce the size of its mustang herd along the Montana-Wyoming border.
- Top Kansas officials decry Supreme Court health care ruling Updated: Jun-25-15 8:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Top Kansas Republicans criticized a U.S. Supreme Court ruling validating a key part of the federal health care overhaul, although one said Thursday that the decision reduces pressure on the Legislature to expand the state's Medicaid health program for the poor.
- 57,000 Nebraska residents will keep health care subsidies Updated: Jun-25-15 3:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nearly 57,000 Nebraska residents will continue to receive tax subsidies for federal health care insurance plans now that the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected conservatives' challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
- House approves bill to overhaul chemical regulation Updated: Jun-23-15 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bipartisan bill that would update regulation of harmful chemicals for the first time in nearly 40 years.
- Advocacy group: Inmates denied hepatitis C treatment Updated: Jun-16-15 11:11 am
BOSTON - A prisoners' rights group has sued the state prisons department, alleging it is withholding treatment for inmates with hepatitis C.
- Advocacy organizations, law enforcement to meet in Atlanta Updated: Jun-13-15 10:34 am
ATLANTA - Advocacy groups, law enforcement and religious leaders are meeting in Atlanta to discuss ways to build bonds between police and citizens.
- Advocacy group sees to intervene in W.Va. water rate case Updated: Jun-12-15 5:50 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - An advocacy organization formed after a 2014 chemical spill has filed a petition to intervene in West Virginia American Water's rate case.
- Consumer group questions southern Illinois utility rate hike Updated: Jun-12-15 4:11 am
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - A consumer advocacy group has joined Illinois' top prosecutor in calling for a federal investigation of what they call excessive price hikes for electricity in southern Illinois.
- Bison restoration study steers clear of specific sites Updated: Jun-11-15 7:56 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A long-awaited study on wild bison weighs restoring the burly animals to public, tribal or private lands in Montana more than a century after they were driven to near-extinction.
- Pope creates tribunal for bishop negligence in abuse cases Updated: Jun-10-15 5:52 pm
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis took the biggest step yet to crack down on bishops who cover up for priests who rape and molest children, creating a new tribunal inside the Vatican to hear cases of bishops accused of failing to protect their flock.
- Advocacy groups criticize $500 million in local jail funding Updated: Jun-10-15 2:37 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Sixteen different California advocacy groups are criticizing the way a state board is distributing $500 million for construction of local jails.
- Lobbyists, interest groups grade the 2015 Nevada Legislature Updated: Jun-06-15 2:17 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - It was a brave new world when Republicans swept all constitutional offices and both houses of the Legislature in November for the first time in more than a century. Nobody knew what an era of conservative control would mean for the state. As the dust settles, lobbyists offer their grades on the outcome of the historic, 120-day legislative session.
- Minneapolis repeals laws against spitting and lurking Updated: Jun-05-15 5:50 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis wiped away ordinances Friday that banned lurking and spitting in the city, responding to critics who said the local laws unfairly targeted minorities.