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Right to flow in Florida

Environmentalism | Voters in one county grant legal personhood to rivers
by John Dawson
Posted 11/12/20, 03:28 pm

Nearly 90 percent of Orange County, Fla., voters last week chose to endow two local rivers with legal rights. So-called “rights of nature” environmentalists argue the county charter amendment will improve water quality in the region.

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GOP sweeps Alaska

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 11/12/20, 07:05 am

The Associated Press projected Wednesday that Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, would win reelection. A win by Sullivan gives Republicans 50 seats in the U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump picked up the state’s three electoral votes the same day, marking the 14th straight time a Republican presidential candidate has won the state. Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young also won the state’s at-large seat in the House for the 25th consecutive time. Young, who has represented the state since 1973, is the longest-serving member of the House.

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Criminal justice on the ballot

Compassion | Several states pass initiatives that will change enforcement
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/11/20, 03:13 pm

Amid widespread public debate, many states put questions about policing, drug, and race issues to voters on Nov. 3.

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