Acacia Squires

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After months, it's decided: Michiganders will vote on abortion rights in November

Thursday, September 08, 2022

The proposal to amend the Michigan Constitution to protect abortion rights hit many roadblocks, but Friday cleared the final hurdle and is headed to the midterm ballot.


Gov. Laura Kelly and Kansas AG Derek Schmidt to face one another in November

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

It will be a tight race between incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, and Kansas state Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a Republican, for leadership of the state in November.


In Kansas, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly may sail through primary, but not reelection

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, faces an uphill battle in the November election against her expected challenger, Republican Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.


In deep-red S.C., Democrats running for governor aren't trying to appeal to moderates

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Democrats have to stop "being scared," said one South Carolina candidate. Abortion rights, gun control, and LGBTQ rights are among the top issues for Democrats challenging GOP Gov. Henry McMaster.


Michigan candidate for governor, Ryan Kelley, charged for Jan. 6 involvement

Thursday, June 09, 2022

On Thursday, Ryan Kelley was charged with four misdemeanors related to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. He's one of five candidates on the Republican primary ballot for governor.


How Taylor Swift and her master recordings play into the Virginia race for governor

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia, is slamming his GOP rival, Glenn Youngkin, for his former company's role in a controversy involving Taylor Swift's back catalog.


Despite COVID, Thousands Of Lawmakers Plan To Gather In State Capitols Next Month

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Delaying session or meeting remotely aren't options that have necessarily appealed to Republican state lawmakers who, for the most part, aren't shy about gathering in large numbers in 2021.


In 2020, Gubernatorial Elections Are All About COVID-19

Monday, November 02, 2020

The races for governor in Missouri and North Carolina may tell us if the coronavirus can make or break a state leader. Meanwhile, political strategy in Montana has tempered talk of COVID-19.


Are You Watching Your State Lawmaker Elections? Here's Why You Should

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Millions of dollars are flowing into state legislative races. Redistricting and the coronavirus are expected to be top of the policy agenda in 2021 and party control could mean everything.


6 New State Laws You Should Know About In 2020

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Every Jan. 1, states across the country implement new laws. Some groundbreaking new laws address Internet user privacy and the classification of contract workers in California, for example.


Louisiana Democrat, Gov. John Bel Edwards, Keeps Seat Despite Trump's Opposition

Sunday, November 17, 2019

In Saturday's race, Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Democrat, was able to defeat Republican Eddie Rispone, who was endorsed by President Trump.


Where Does The Term 'Gubernatorial' Come From?

Friday, November 15, 2019

Saturday is the final gubernatorial election of 2019. It got us wondering why we use the term "gubernatorial" in the first place. Hint: It goes back to Latin.


Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

Monday, November 04, 2019

Why do five states hold general elections in odd-numbered years, when there isn't a presidential or congressional race? Some of our political reporters in those states dug in on that question.


Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax As Gov. Northam Resists Calls To Resign

Monday, February 04, 2019

With Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's future in doubt over a racist photo, many are looking to the next in line. But now Fairfax is defending himself against a sexual assault allegation.


Every Senior At This Struggling High School Was Accepted To College

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Despite a high dropout rate and low test scores at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., every senior was accepted to at least one college.


Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Americans have about $1.3 trillion in student loan debt. And there's yet another survey out that shows students in this country are confused about their loans, in the dark when it comes to knowing what they've borrowed, uncertain about how to pay them back.

I've written before about how ...


Did You Know You Can Lower Your Student Loan Payments? I Didn't

Monday, November 16, 2015

Here's what I remember about the beginning of the night: I'd planned to stay up late, for work. Later than usual, to watch President Obama's State of the Union address.

It was cold outside, January in D.C. A snowstorm was coming, and the digital antenna for my TV wasn't behaving. ...


This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor at Yale in materials science. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.


For A Few Musicians, Beating Songwriter's Block Is A Game

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Bob Schneider finished writing "The Effect," a song from his latest album, Burden of Proof, in just a few days. That's how he does it: For 12 years, the Texas musician has beaten back the urge to procrastinate by writing a song once a week, every week. It began casually, ...


Litterbugs Beware: Turning Found DNA Into Portraits

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Heather Dewey-Hagborg was sitting in a therapy session a while ago and noticed a painting on the wall. The glass on the frame was cracked, and lodged in the crack was a single hair. She couldn't take her eyes off it.

"I just became obsessed with thinking about whose hair ...