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High court sparks new battle over church-state separation

The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a decision whose long-term effect on the separation of church and state remains to be seen. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the high court ruled 5-4 that states must give religious schools [...]

By | 2020-07-01T13:07:39+00:00 Monday, July 6, 2020|

Supreme Court ruling lifts ban on state aid to religious schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling. The court's 5-4 ruling, with conservatives in the majority, came in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also [...]

By | 2020-07-06T08:09:38+00:00 Thursday, July 2, 2020|

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling raises the stakes for presidential election

NEW YORK (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court's first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause. Both sides also say Monday's ruling is not the last word [...]

By | 2020-07-06T08:10:13+00:00 Thursday, July 2, 2020|

Proposed bill would give municipalities greater ability to change speed limits

A bicycle and pedestrian advocate last month came out in support of a Democrat plan that would allow communities to have greater say in the speed limits and placement of stop signs in their neighborhoods. Ohio Bicycle Federation member Patricia Kovacs told members of the Transportation and Public Safety Committee in the Ohio House of [...]

By | 2020-07-06T08:50:27+00:00 Thursday, July 2, 2020|

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law [...]

By | 2020-07-06T09:00:23+00:00 Wednesday, July 1, 2020|

Experts see no proof of child-abuse surge amid coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold across the country in mid-March, forcing schools to close and many children to be locked down in households buffeted by job losses and other forms of stress, many child-welfare experts warned of a likely surge of child abuse. Fifteen weeks later, the worries persist. Yet [...]

By | 2020-07-06T09:00:51+00:00 Wednesday, July 1, 2020|

Courts are straining to balance public health with public access

After her son was arrested for allegedly throwing rocks at police during a protest over racial injustice, Tanisha Brown headed to the courthouse in her California hometown to watch her son's arraignment. She was turned away, told the courthouse was closed to the public because of coronavirus precautions. A day later, the Kern County Superior [...]

By | 2020-07-06T09:01:01+00:00 Wednesday, July 1, 2020|

‘Revised’ LLC laws proposed to spur business growth in the state

Entrepreneurs and business owners are the target audience of a legislative proposal that would update and modernize Ohio’s Limited Liability Company Act in an effort to expand opportunities and incentives for companies to locate in Ohio. The Ohio Senate duo that authored Senate Bill 276 said the original laws date back more than 25 years [...]

By | 2020-07-01T07:28:23+00:00 Tuesday, June 30, 2020|

Police registry would fail without changes in states

HOUSTON (AP) — Without major changes in almost every state, a national police misconduct database like what the White House and Congress have proposed after George Floyd's death would fail to account for thousands of problem officers. Lawmakers nationwide are struggling with how to reform policing following massive demonstrations, increased calls for change and a [...]

By | 2020-07-01T07:28:46+00:00 Tuesday, June 30, 2020|