Hawaii to begin vaccine passports for travel between islands

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials will allow state residents who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. Hawaii becomes the second state in the nation after New Yo...

Montana blocks bill to ban gender affirming surgery in youth

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender affirming surgery for transgender minors, effectively killing the proposal. The measure had faced significant opposition from medical experts...

Montana blocks bill to ban gender affirming surgery in youth

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Senate voted Tuesday to indefinitely postpone a bill that would have banned gender affirming surgery for transgender minors, effectively killing the proposal. The measure had faced significant opposition from medical experts...

Families, doctors urge Alabama to reject trans treatment ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Transgender youth, parents and advocates on Tuesday urged the Alabama House of Representatives, as well as the state’s governor, to reject legislation that would ban the use of puberty-blockers or hormones to treat transgender minors...

Arizona governor sending National Guard to southern border

PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Tuesday he is sending 250 National Guard troops to the state's southern border with Mexico amid the increased arrivals of migrants. The announcement came the day Customs and Border Protection held an open house

George Floyd’s death was ‘wake-up call’ about systemic racism: Trudeau

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is welcoming the guilty verdict against the former Minneapolis police officer whose knee to the neck of George Floyd ended in the Black man's death last May. Derek Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday on all

Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists Monday's federal budget is not intended as a launching pad for an election later this year but he's not entirely ruling one out. Trudeau says it will be up to Parliament to decide if

Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists Monday's federal budget is not intended as a launching pad for an election later this year but he's not entirely ruling one out. Trudeau says it will be up to Parliament to decide if

Trudeau says Liberal budget is not a launch pad for a federal election

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists Monday's federal budget is not intended as a launching pad for an election later this year but he's not entirely ruling one out. Trudeau says it will be up to Parliament to decide if

What people are saying about the B.C. budget

VANCOUVER — The British Columbia government released its budget Tuesday promising to spend billions on pandemic economic recovery. Here is some of the reaction to the budget:  “Given the uncertainty around the pandemic it is difficult to forecast exact...