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Maryland GOP governor wants more visas for foreign workers

Gov. Larry Hogan is urging federal officials to allow more H-2B visas for foreign workers to help the state’s $355 million seafood industry and seasonal employers.

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Virginia Senate advances bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation to scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals.

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Historian fears Stanford’s MLK collection not a priority

A Stanford historian tasked with caring for the university’s copies of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches, writings and other artifacts says he is worried about what will happen to the collection after he retires in August.

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School shooting victim’s dad named to Florida school board

The father of a student slain in Florida’s 2018 high school massacre is being appointed to the state Board of Education.

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Mormon school to allow same-sex partners in ballroom event

Brigham Young University has announced it will allow same-sex couples to compete in an annual ballroom dance competition hosted by the Utah school.

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Iowa wants expert review of Dakota Access Pipeline expansion

Iowa regulators have gone beyond their counterparts in North Dakota by requiring owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline to provide expert analysis to back up the company’s claim that doubling the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a spill.