By Jonathan J. Cooper | 04/15/14 08:42 AM
Oregon employers are reporting 10,000 more job vacancies than they had a year ago and more trouble finding the right candidates, leading to higher wages, according to a report released Monday by the Oregon Employment Department.
By Bailey Elise McBride | 04/15/14 08:39 AM
Cities across Oklahoma are now prohibited from establishing mandatory minimum wage or vacation and sick-day requirements under a bill signed into law Monday by Gov. Mary Fallin.
By Meghan Barr | 04/14/14 02:13 PM
The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
By Amanda Lee Myers | 04/14/14 10:24 AM
A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:38 AM
Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:27 AM
The state auditor of accounts plans to review the troubled implementation of Vermont's health care exchange website, which has been criticized for being slow and not allowing users to correct mistakes.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:06 AM
Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 09:01 AM
Eight Florida seniors have been indicted for their alleged roles in a $12.5 million Medicare home health scam. Federal officials say the defendants received kickbacks for pretending to be patients. The defendants range between 67 years old and 79 years old.
By Becy Bohrer | 04/14/14 08:56 AM
Municipal leaders on Saturday expressed support for Gov. Sean Parnell's approach to addressing the state's pension obligation.
By Kerry Lester | 04/14/14 08:54 AM
Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.
By Alan Suderman | 04/14/14 08:52 AM
Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.
By Associated Press | 04/14/14 08:52 AM
The state Department of Transportation has launched an investigation into how the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority spent public money to educate voters about an expanded bus system and light rail project called Greenlight Pinellas.
By M.L. Johnson | 04/14/14 08:45 AM
A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.
By Michael J. Mishak | 04/14/14 08:40 AM
Democrats in the nation's largest swing-state see the question of whether to legalize medical marijuana as a rare source of hope and high voter turnout in this year's midterm elections.
By Martin Griffith | 04/14/14 08:38 AM
A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/22/14
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By Byron York | 04/22/14
By Justin Green | 04/22/14
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