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The Crozer-Chester Nurses Association and local lawmakers picket outside Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., last May, to protest actions by the hospital’s owner, the for-profit chain Prospect Medical Holdings. Private equity firms have been buying up hospitals in recent years; cutbacks and closures sometimes follow. Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Professionals

Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Professionals


‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures

A controversial wildfire funding proposal has changed in recent days. It's sponsors will no longer ask all Oregon property owners to pay $10 a year to help offset fire protection costs on forest and ranch landowners. (Northwest Interagency Coordination Center)

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center

Oregon Capital Chronicle

Property fee cut from controversial wildfire funding proposal, but big timber could still get break

Fearing that Democrats hold a crucial edge in ballots cast before Election Day, national Republicans are working to convince their voters to take advantage of mail and early voting this year. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

News From The States

GOP backs voting by mail, yet turns to courts to restrict it in battleground states

On Oct. 2, Kanawha County Sheriff deputies responded to a 911 call about children locked in a shed on a Sissonville, W.Va. property. (Rafael Barker | West Virginia Watch)

Rafael Barker | West Virginia Watch

West Virginia Watch

State says no docs exist showing CPS responded to calls about Sissonville kids found locked in shed

Gun wall rack with rifles

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Arizona Mirror

GOP bill would make it easier for AZ ranchers to shoot and kill border-crossers on their property

A sign advertises open space for lease on the sprawling Viking Lakes development Monday, May 2, 2022 in Eagan, Minnesota. Photo by Nicole Neri/Minnesota Reformer.

Photo by Nicole Neri/Minnesota Reformer

Minnesota Reformer

Minnesota regulators seek $2.4 million for construction workers in historic wage theft case