Verizon Washington State Stores Vote to Join Union | nation

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Workers at Verizon’s north Seattle stores in Everett and Lynnwood won their union elections Friday, becoming the first unionized Verizon stores in the country outside of New York. The near-unanimous victory marks the latest in a growing labor movement across the country that includes unionizing at Starbucks stores and the first … Read more

Lawsuit: Reign owes $387,000 in damages after eviction, ripped out chimneys, pipes and ducts | law and order

ST. LOUIS — Former downtown nightspot Reign left its Washington Avenue building with ripped out or destroyed cabinets, freezers, coolers, toilets, stoves, doors and gas fireplaces after it was vacated last year, its landlord alleges in a lawsuit. A motion filed by the landlord this week is asking a judge to order Reign and its … Read more

As the signing deadline nears, Missouri’s marijuana legalization campaign looks for money, recruiter | marijuana

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s campaign to fully legalize marijuana said this week that it needs twice as many signatures as it has already collected to guarantee a spot in the Nov. 8 vote. The Legal Missouri 2022 campaign has about 170,000 valid signatures from across the state to submit by May 8 in about three … Read more

Nicklaus: New Centene CEO inherits a strong culture with a mandate for change | David Nicklaus

It’s difficult to follow the late Michael Neidoff, but no one expects new Centene CEO Sarah London to follow the same script. Neidorff was a master builder who created a $130 billion healthcare behemoth through acquisitions and aggressive expansion. Analysts see London, which took over the top post 16 days before Neidorff’s death at the … Read more

Unemployment rates in Kentucky fell in March | health

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The unemployment rate fell in Kentucky last month, the state reported. The state’s interim jobless rate was 4% in March, down 0.2 percentage points from February and down 0.7 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics in the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. The civilian … Read more

Shopkeeper Returns to California to Shoot Girl | nation

AP LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Southern California shoe store owner accused of shooting and injuring a 9-year-old girl when he opened fire on shoplifters agreed Thursday to be brought back from Nevada to face charges in the case will. Police said Marqel Cockrell, 20, fled the California desert town of Victorville in his car … Read more

New Jersey to start selling recreational marijuana on April 21 | health

By MIKE CATALINI – Associated Press TRENTON, NJ (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey for persons age 21 and older will begin April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. Murphy’s announcement on Twitter comes just three days after state regulators gave seven facilities already selling medical cannabis the green light to sell … Read more