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Supreme Court weighs vaccine rules affecting more than 80M

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court began hearing arguments on major Biden administration work rules to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant.
The justices were taking up the questions of whether to allow the administration to enforce a ... (full story)

States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing

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DENVER (AP) — Maryland repealed its half-century-old Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Washington state reformed use-of-force policies and created a new agency to investigate when officers use deadly force. And California overcame objections from police unions to make sure officers fired in one jurisdiction couldn't be ... (full story)

New app to help veterans treatment courts innovate, expand

As the number of veterans treatment courts (VTC) in Ohio has grown, so has the need for more people to be informed about their work and connected to them.
To enhance communication and community, the Ohio Supreme Court created an app to help these specialty courts and the general public.
It’s known as the OH VTC Statewi ... (full story)

In omicron outbreak, US governors lose appetite for mandates

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Governors took sweeping actions during earlier surges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many closed schools and ordered businesses shut down. They issued mask mandates, vaccine requirements and even quarantines in some places for people who had traveled to out-of-state hot spots.
Not this time, even as the ex ... (full story)

Community approach to guardianship grows statewide

What started as an effort by one judge and one local court to help some of the most vulnerable people in its jurisdiction has evolved into a growing Ohio initiative.
Seven years after Franklin County Probate Court – with the assistance of community partners – created a program to address concerns about citizens unabl ... (full story)