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Minneapolis chief urges voters to reject replacing PD

Oct. 27, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Wednesday urged voters to reject a ballot question that would replace the city's police department, saying it would do nothing to address the issues laid bare with the death last year of George Floyd. ...

Analysis: Denying ballots to auditors 'arguably reasonable'

Oct. 27, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Denying Wisconsin state auditors access to the actual ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election is “arguably justifiable” based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice, attorneys for the Legislature said in a memo released Wednesday. ...

New York's mayoral candidates trade barbs and compliments

Oct. 26, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running to become New York City's mayor lobbed accusations at each other about palling around with gangsters and acting like children or clowns, but their second debate ended on a surprisingly tender note involving cats and veganism. A...

Seattle mayoral candidate stops TV ad decried as racist

Oct. 26, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for Seattle mayor is pulling a television ad attacking her opponent following criticism that the spot highlighting sexual assault issues was racist. The ad from Lorena González tried to remind voters of Bruce Harrell’s statements during a...

Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie...

EXPLAINER: How months of tensions led to Sudan's coup

Oct. 26, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Monday’s military coup in Sudan threatens to wreck the country’s fragile transition to democracy, more than two years after a popular uprising forced the removal of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The move comes after months of mounting tensions...

Boston mayoral hopefuls face off in feisty televised debate

Oct. 25, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu clashed on everything from rent control to public transportation as they faced off Monday in a feisty, final televised debate of Boston’s historic mayoral contest. Essaibi George repeatedly...

Local school board resignations triple in Minnesota

Oct. 25, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Contentious disagreements over COVID-19 policies and critical race theory have caused a significant increase in the number of local school board resignations in Minnesota. According to the Minnesota School Boards Association, nearly 70 board...

Opponents of critical race theory seek to flip school boards

Oct. 25, 2021 07:17 AM EDT

GUILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A racial reckoning began years ago for the Guilford school system, first with an episode in which a student wore blackface makeup to a home football game and then a fraught debate over the elimination of its mascot, the Indians. After the killing of George Floyd,...

Early voting gets underway in historic Boston mayoral race

Oct. 23, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Early voting is getting underway in Boston's historic mayoral election. Bostonians who are registered to vote can cast their ballots at any of a number of early voting locations across the city starting Saturday and running through next Friday, Oct. 29. ...