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Russia votes in parliament election without main opposition

Sep. 16, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — After a few weeks of desultory campaigning but months of relentless official moves to shut down significant opposition, Russia began three days of voting early Friday in a parliamentary election that is unlikely to change the country’s political complexion. ...

Court won't stop protests outside Michigan synagogue

Sep. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Provocative pro-Palestinian protests outside a Jewish synagogue in Michigan are protected by the Constitution's First Amendment, a federal court appeals said Wednesday. The court declined to stop the demonstrations or set restrictions in Ann Arbor. The...

Wolf pulls election nominee, slams Senate GOP over handling

Sep. 13, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday withdrew his nominee to be Pennsylvania’s top elections official, accusing state Senate Republicans of turning the confirmation process into a partisan charade. Wolf said Republican leaders were seeking a...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 13, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: This is not a drill. Abortion rights are in dire danger, and Iowans will have to fight to preserve them Arguments about abortion rights in America are cacophonous, often redundant and sometimes...

Alaska dividend unsettled as special session nears end

Sep. 12, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers have yet to agree on a dividend payout to residents this year though legislative leaders say they hope to do so by the end of this special session, which is Tuesday. “I'd like to see that. I think that’s fair to Alaskans,”...

Judge weighing Indiana governor's suit over emergency law

Sep. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s constitution gives the Legislature full authority to meet whenever it wants, a top state lawyer argued Friday in a bid to squash Gov. Eric Holcomb’s lawsuit challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health...

Thai Parliament approves election system charter change

Sep. 10, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament on Friday approved a constitutional amendment changing how lawmakers are elected, a move expected to allocate more seats to big parties at the expense of smaller ones. The change, passed at a joint session of the House and Senate...

Missouri official: Ban help for absentee ballot mistakes

Sep. 05, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging the General Assembly to prohibit local election workers from helping absentee voters correct mistakes, a move that would mean some votes aren't counted. “We would like to see...

Redistricting commission plans public hearings across Idaho

Sep. 02, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho commission charged with redrawing the state's legislative and congressional districts will hold public hearings across the state over the next several weeks. The hearings — one in each region and another online — will allow the...

Voter ID, gig worker, other questions deemed constitutional

Sep. 01, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A question that would require voters to present an ID and a second that would grant new benefits for drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft while stopping short of declaring them employees have cleared an initial hurdle on their way to next year’s ballot. ...