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Maryland governor ending COVID-19 state of crisis July 1

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will end a state of emergency for COVID-19 on July 1, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.

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Governor Abbott Announces Plan for Texas to Build Its Own Border Wall

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols along a new section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in El Paso, Texas, August 27, 2020. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuter) During a border-security conference in the U.S. border city of Del Rio Thursday, Republican Governor Greg Abbott signaled his intention to jumpstart border-wall construction on Texas territory straddling Mexico. “I…

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Governor tours Arizona fires, calls for special session

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday called a special session of the state Legislature to boost wildfire funding as two large wildfires burn in south-central Arizona.

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Utah drought is so Poor, the governor appeals for’divine intervention’

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox asks for prayers for rain in a video posted online. Image: twitter By Mark Kaufman2021-06-04 20:50:29 UTC The megadrought is real.  Amid the worst Southwestern drought in at least 400 years — and easily one of the worst sustained droughts in over a millennium — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has…

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Idaho governor repeals conceal ban that political rival declared in his absence

Idaho’s governor on Friday repealed a ban on COVID-19 mask mandates that his lieutenant governor signed while he was out of state, calling his fellow Republican’s actions “tyranny” and a “self-serving political stunt.”A day after Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin authorized an executive order forbidding mask mandates, Governor Brad Little issued his own executive order reversing…

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Idaho governor repeals conceal prohibit that political rival declared in his absence

Idaho’s governor on Friday repealed a ban on COVID-19 mask mandates that his lieutenant governor signed while he was out of state, calling his fellow Republican’s actions “tyranny” and a “self-serving political stunt.”A day after Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin authorized an executive order forbidding mask mandates, Governor Brad Little issued his own executive order reversing…

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Jazz Governor Ryan Smith Apologizes to Ja Morant:’We Are Embarrassed and Sorry’

Utah Jazz chairman Ryan Smith offered a public apology to the Memphis Grizzlies, Ja Morant and Morant’s family after the point guard’s parents were

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With Idaho governor out of state, lt. governor bans mask mandates

While Idaho’s Republican Gov. Brad Little was out of state Thursday, the lieutenant governor issued an executive order banning mask requirements.Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin, a Republican who last week announced a run for governor, signed the executive order while Little was at a Republican conference in Tennessee.She said in a statement that she was acting…

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Iowa Governor Signs Bill Banning Mask Mandates in Schools, Businesses

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds speaks to the RNC from Washington, D,C.. (Handout via Reuters) Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill on Thursday that prohibits K-12 schools from implementing mask mandates and bars cities and counties from requiring masks in businesses. Public and private schools cannot enforce or enact a policy forcing school employees, students…

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Virginia governor lifting indoor mask mandate in many areas

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s governor announced Friday that he is lifting the state’s indoor mask mandate in line with new guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gov. Ralph Northam said the mask policy change takes effect at midnight along with changes to other mitigation measures expanding capacity for sports and…