STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Barges came ashore during Florida hurricane ... Maryland lab stopped using coronavirus tests acquired by governor after false positives ... Pennsylvania inmate finds noose in bed.
Wildfires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter the East. Droughts and floods wreak damage throughout the nation. Life has become increasingly untenable in the hardest-hit areas, but if the people there move, where will everyone go?
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | A federal appeals court says ex-felons will need to pay fines and restitution before they can get their voting rights back … Minneapolis City Council balks at temporary police precinct … Des Moines schools start virtual in violation of state order.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Arizona school system putting as many as 70 students in virtual classrooms … Pennsylvania officials warn voters about robocalls with misinformation … Georgia could investigate people who voted twice in primaries.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | People in hurricane-devastated Louisiana feel forgotten … Officers suspended in death of Rochester, New York man while in police custody … Nevada governor ponders allowing bigger religious gatherings.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | After Hurricane Laura destroyed water systems and power grids, many in southwest Louisiana without electricity and water … Jacob Blake’s family marches with thousands in Kenosha … Homeless shelter in Anchorage, Alaska experiences Covid outbreak, forces testing changes.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | FBI to investigate Kenosha police shooting ... Florida could reinstate food stamp requirements ... Wyoming makes $250 million in budget cuts, including to health department.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Postal Service warns states about possible problems with ballot delivery this fall … Washington state parks overrun with visitors … Georgia governor drops lawsuit against Atlanta mayor.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Texas AG offers opinion on health departments’ authority to close schools … ALEC lawmakers say they don’t want more federal Covid aid … D.C. mayor says businesses should call police on maskless people.
Texas' emergency response teams have worn personal protective equipment and distributed it to residents across South Texas in responding to Hurricane Hanna, another challenge for the state as it prepares for hurricane season during the pandemic.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Black Lives Matter activists complain of hijacking of movement in Portland … Chicago quietly takes down Columbus statue … Florida mayors suggest some may want to wear masks at home.