States Rush to Revamp Laws After Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling

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With Child Care Scarce, States Try to Fix ‘a Broken Market’

In New Mexico, child care workers got pay raises. In Iowa, 16-year-olds can now supervise 15…

Census Likely Miscounted the Population of 14 States, a Review Finds

WASHINGTON — The 2020 census undercounted the population of six states and overcounted residents in eight…

How Overturning Roe Could Backfire for Republicans

ATLANTA — For months, Republicans have been poised to make inroads in the diverse and economically…

If Biden’s Plan Is Like a ‘New Deal,’ Why Don’t Voters Care?

RICHMOND, Va. — As Chris Frelke surveyed the Thomas B. Smith Community Center, he conceded that…

Flurry of New Laws Move Blue and Red States Further Apart

SACRAMENTO — After the governor of Texas ordered state agencies to investigate parents for child abuse…

States Close Mass Test and Vaccine Sites, but Virus May Swell Anew

CHICAGO — As Americans shed masks and return to offices and restaurants, local and state officials…

Most Women Denied Abortions by Texas Law Got Them Another Way

In the months after Texas banned all but the earliest abortions in September, the number of…

This Is The place the States Need Billions in Infrastructure Funding Spent

On the freeway over the Teton Cross in Wyoming, avalanches have been threatening motorists because the…

Texas Ban on Faculty Masks Mandates Might Be Illegal, Justice Dept. Says

The Justice Division signaled its help on Wednesday for the families of youngsters with disabilities in…

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