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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...

Mayor of small coastal Georgia town dies from COVID-19

Sep. 21, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

RICEBORO, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of a small coastal Georgia town has died from complications due to COVID-19 Riceboro Mayor Joe Harris died Tuesday, Pearlie Axson, the town's mayor pro tem, told local news outlets. Harris died at Liberty Regional...

In Russian Far East city, discontent smolders amid election

Sep. 21, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — The handful of demonstrators gathering each evening in Khabarovsk are a shadow of the masses who took part in an unusually sustained wave of protests last year in the Russian Far Eastern city, but they are a chronic reminder of the political tensions that persist....

Lawsuits claiming 2020 ballots were manipulated come to WA

Sep. 21, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Lawsuits have been filed in several western Washington counties claiming auditors used uncertified voting equipment and manipulated thousands of ballots in an unspecified statewide race last year. The Daily Herald reports the lawsuits in...

Mobile City Council President Levon Manzie dead at 38

Sep. 20, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The president of the Mobile City Council, two-term council member Levon Manzie, has died, the city said in a statement Monday. Manzie, a fourth-generation minister who was seeking re-election, was 38. He had suffered from kidney ailments since his...

Wisconsin election investigator warns of subpoenas

Sep. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don't comply and saying the intent was not to overturn...

South African court OKs new deadline for election candidates

Sep. 20, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court threw a lifeline to the ruling African National Congress party on Monday by allowing the electoral commission to reopen the registration of candidates for local government elections in November. The ANC had...

New Hong Kong electors chosen, with only 1 opposition member

Sep. 20, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The 1,500-member panel that picks Hong Kong’s next leader will have only one opposition-leaning member, according to results Monday from a tightly controlled selection process amid a crackdown on dissent in the city. Separately, Hong Kong national...

Lawmakers: Atmosphere at Arizona Legislature more toxic now

Sep. 20, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Senate President Karen Fann’s Sept. 10 press release was short on details but clear on one point – a senator had received a threat of some kind over the Senate’s audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita,...

Voters choose new Hong Kong electors under pro-Beijing laws

Sep. 19, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Select Hong Kong residents voted for members of the Election Committee that will choose the city's leader in the first polls Sunday following reforms meant to ensure candidates with Beijing loyalty. The Election Committee will select 40 of 90 lawmakers...