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  • West Virginia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: August 19 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette on upsurge in pistol permits: Look at 10 adults around you. Chances are, one of them is licensed to carry a hidden pistol, making him or her ready to kill. West Virginia has about 1.2 million...

  • Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: August 18 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on board splits go to voters: While this fall's Louisiana election for U.S. Senate will get most of the spotlight, area school board races also are worth watching. Election qualifying,...

  • Gov. Heineman completes ice bucket challenge

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman took an ice-cold shower outside his home to raise awareness about a devastating disease. Heineman completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Wednesday with help from his wife, first lady Sally Ganem. People who take the challenge dowse themselves...

  • Mississippi editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: August 18 Sun Herald, Biloxi, Mississippi, on teen pregnancy: We congratulate Mississippi teens for showing an increasing amount of common sense. We're talking about the 15 percent decline (at least) in the teen birth rate and we...

  • Huskers send video to boy being treated for cancer

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coaches and players are showing support in a video message for the 8-year-old cancer patient they befriended two years ago. Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Nebraska, received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game. He traveled to...

  • Kentucky editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ____ August 20 Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, on laws to help patients: It's been a long battle for Kentucky's nurse practitioners just to be able to provide more basic health services but it has resulted in a win for health care....

  • 6 Alabama college students home from Liberia

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — Six Tuskegee University students who went to Africa to study for the summer have returned home after being delayed in Liberia for weeks because of the Ebola outbreak, the school said. The school issued a statement Tuesday night saying the students had arrived at...

  • Lynchburg-area schools screening for Ebola

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is screening international students for the Ebola virus. Media outlets report that students received questionnaires this week regarding visits to any West African villages. Liberty also plans to monitor the students for 21 days. Other colleges...

  • Maine House Speaker's bills target aging issues

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — House Speaker Mark Eves is promoting a series of proposals aimed at making life easier for Maine's aging population. The Democrat from North Berwick announced the package of bills on Wednesday. He plans to formally introduce the proposals when the Legislature...

  • Baby left at medical center under safe haven law

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state Department of Human Services says someone left a baby at an Iowa medical center under Iowa's safe haven law. The agency announced Wednesday that someone brought the boy to a medical center Aug. 13 and asked that he be declared a safe haven baby. State...

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