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B.C. Liberals hold on to Surrey South riding in byelection

B.C. Liberals hold on to Surrey South riding in byelection

SURREY, B.C. — British Columbia's Liberal Party has retained a seat in the riding of Surrey South following a byelection to replace a longtime member of the legislature.
Air quality advisory issued due to B.C., U.S. wildfires and blaze in Vancouver

Air quality advisory issued due to B.C., U.S. wildfires and blaze in Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An air quality advisory has been issued for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of "high concentrations of fine particulate matter" from wildfire smoke in British Columbia and the United States.
Montana adopts permanent block on birth certificate changes

Montana adopts permanent block on birth certificate changes

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials on Friday made permanent a rule that blocks transgender people from changing their birth certificates even if they undergo gender-confirmation surgery. The move by Republican Gov.

US to award $35M in grants to tribes for 988 crisis line

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Most people in Santa Clara Pueblo in northern New Mexico know each other.
Planned Parenthood maps strategy to protect abortion rights

Planned Parenthood maps strategy to protect abortion rights

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Michigan Dems hope for boost from abortion ballot initiative

Michigan Dems hope for boost from abortion ballot initiative

LANSING, Mich.
US counts millionth organ transplant while pushing for more

US counts millionth organ transplant while pushing for more

The U.S. counted its millionth organ transplant on Friday, a milestone that comes at a critical time for Americans still desperately waiting for that chance at survival.

Judge tosses suit against Missouri recreational pot measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Friday tossed out a lawsuit that sought to knock a recreational marijuana proposal off the Nov. 8 ballot.
This tiny care bank in New West offers personal care items for free

This tiny care bank in New West offers personal care items for free

The owner of New Westminster's Good Omen, Lia Hood, has set up a care bank outside her store to make sure that everyone in the community has access to basic personal care products.

Poliovirus detected in more wastewater near New York City

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday the state was stepping up its polio-fighting efforts as the virus that causes the life-threatening disease was detected in the wastewater of yet another county in the New York City area.