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Seattle mayor to join family separation protest at border

Jun. 19, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says she will travel to Texas to protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that is forcibly separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico. KING-TV reports Durkan will visit a federal shelter for separated children in Tornillo,...

DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

The city council in what was once a key seaport for slave trade adopted a resolution Tuesday apologizing for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council approved the resolution which offers a denouncement of slavery, a promise of tolerance in the future and a proposal for an office of racial...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial...

Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

Jun. 19, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent "surge pricing" rates getting higher than...

In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery

Jun. 19, 2018 9:37 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery.

The Latest: 2 councilmen won't vote for slavery apology

Jun. 19, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Two members of a South Carolina city council say they won't vote for a resolution apologizing for slavery. Charleston City Councilman Perry Waring cited a need to focus on economic development as the...

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office

Jun. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.

Council approves sanctuary city resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A resolution that would give undocumented immigrants in Connecticut additional protections has been approved. The Day reports the New London City Council approved the scaled back sanctuary city resolution in a 5 to 2 vote Monday. The resolution eliminates language around police...

$102M subsidy sought for Maryland city redevelopment project

Jun. 19, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland mayor is seeking a $102 million subsidy for a nearly $890 million redevelopment project that will include overhauling a public housing complex. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that Mayor Catherine Pugh's administration is seeking the funding for a project in East Baltimore...