Stories tagged: states
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Attorneys representing 2,000 local governments, OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly reach settlement
Attorney Paul Farrell says in a text message Wednesday that they have agreed to a deal in which Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue would pay up to $12 billion and have the …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big …
UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019
A group of state attorneys general led by New York and California filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday to block T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion bid for Sprint, citing consumer harm.
Tue., Oct. 9, 2018
Nine states have legalized marijuana for so-called recreational use since 2012, including eight at the ballot box. Thirty-one states have authorized the drug for medical purposes. Four states have marijuana …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018
Eleven state attorneys general – Oregon’s among them – are launching an investigation of contracts at fast-food chains that prevent their workers from switching franchises, targeting a practice some economists …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018
Some states are taking advantage of a dispute between Georgia and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines over the company’s decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association, urging the airline …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017
An Ohio bill, if it were to become law, would ban abortions in cases where a pregnant woman has had a positive test result or prenatal diagnosis indicating Down syndrome.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017
A technology company will pay $3.5 million and change how it sells laptop computers as part of a settlement reached with federal officials and 32 states, including Washington.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts the number of …
Tue., July 4, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Civil Rights Act, July 5, 1964
Tue., March 21, 2017
Doesn’t Medicare – not Medicaid – cover the elderly and disabled? Well, yes, but there’s a giant omission: nursing home and other long-term care. Medicaid covers these for the poor …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
Ryan Zinke grew up hunting and fishing in Montana and sees the value in making sure that what’s public stays public.
Thu., June 28, 2012
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court settled the legal argument over health care today. Now people in the United States will find out if President Barack Obama’s overhaul can work as …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2012
U.S. states have reached a $25 billion deal with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. Federal and state officials announced the …
Mon., Jan. 23, 2012
MIAMI — State funding for higher education has declined because of a slow recovery from the recession and the end of federal stimulus money, according to a study released Monday.