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In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. She is running for a second term as honorary mayor of the town against Sammy, a German Sheperd police dog, as a fund-raiser for a community playground. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat vie for honorary mayor of Vermont town

Jan. 28, 2020 2:11 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt, (AP) — It's Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town. The Nubian goat had won the post in Fair Haven, Vermont, last year after the town manager came up with the pet mayor election to raise money to rehabilitate a community playground and to...

Oglala Sioux Tribe to vote on marijuana, casino alcohol

Jan. 28, 2020 8:08 AM EST

OGLALA, S.D. (AP) — Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote in March on whether marijuana should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation and whether alcohol should be served in its casinos. Voters will answer three separate questions on March 10. Should medical marijuana be available on the reservation...

Progressive mayor Ted Terry exits Georgia US Senate race

Jan. 26, 2020 10:56 PM EST

A young, progressive mayor of an Atlanta-area city on Sunday dropped out of the Democratic race to challenge Republican Sen. David Perdue in a contest that could dictate the fate of the Senate in 2020. Ted Terry told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he struggled to raise enough money to compete in the...

Cincinnati-area Democratic politician Todd Portune dies

Jan. 26, 2020 5:30 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democrat and former county commissioner in the Ohio county that is home to Cincinnati has died. Todd Portune was 61. Portune, who served as a Hamilton County commissioner from 2000 until his resignation in 2019 for health reasons, died Saturday at his home in the Cincinnati suburb of...

Vermont town pondering purchase of railroad station

Jan. 26, 2020 9:28 AM EST

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. (AP) — Town voters are going to be asked to spend $12,000 to evaluate the condition of an historic train station with an eye toward its eventual purchase. The money would allow the town to evaluate the condition of the historic Bellows Falls train station, which is now owned by Vermont...

Mount Carbon, seen here from an aerial view on Tuesday, is getting assistance from the state as the last employee left the borough office in March. A merger with Pottsville is one possibility being considered. User Upload Caption: Mount Carbon, seen here from an aerial view, is getting assistance from the state as the last employee left the borough office in March. A merger with Pottsville, Pa., is one possibility being considered. (David McKeown/The Morning Call via AP)

Borough of Mount Carbon might vanish from the map

Jan. 25, 2020 11:30 AM EST

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — In November, when election results came in, John Raess found himself mayor of Mount Carbon by way of two write-in votes and councilman by way of five. But when he showed up for the reorganization meeting at the firehouse this month, no one else did, dashing hopes that the tiny...

Lebanon, New Hampshire, putting 'sanctuary city' on ballot

Jan. 24, 2020 2:45 PM EST

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) — Residents of Lebanon, New Hampshire, will vote in March on an ordinance that would make it an immigration “sanctuary city.” City councilors voted 8-1 Wednesday to include what it calls the Welcoming Ordinance on the March ballot. It would limit city employees and...

Mayor wants $200M bond issue to repair more Omaha streets

Jan. 24, 2020 9:06 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor wants voters to decide whether they're willing to raise their property taxes to fund a long-term plan for improving city streets — often the objects of residents' wrath and complaints. Mayor Jean Stothert announced Thursday that she will ask the City Council to put a...

Bill would proclaim 'Granny D Day' on Jan. 24

Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as “Granny D Day." Doris “Granny D" Haddock, of Dublin, New Hampshire, was a political activist who drew attention to the need for campaign finance reform. She died at age 100 in 2010. Her...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, walks off stage after speaking at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Buttigieg seeks validation from gathering of mayoral peers

Jan. 23, 2020 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Pete Buttigieg, an appearance before a gathering of the nation's mayors Thursday was a home game. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was cheered by his former peers as he sought to generate goodwill and electoral support for his Democratic presidential bid. “I join you...