Latest Municipal governments News

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Milan-Cortina bid won 47 votes in its successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Stockholm-Are receiving 34 votes. There was one abstention. ___ 6 p.m. Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in...

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years. International Olympic Committee members voted for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that also...

After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

Jun. 24, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, breaking the grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Turkey's most important city. Here's a look at...

For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Jun. 24, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader. Opposition...

17-year-old puts in bid to run for a Tennessee City Council

Jun. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school student bothered by a property tax increase has announced his intention to run for city council. The Daily News Journal reports 17-year-old Zach Ouellette will run for a spot on the Murfreesboro City Council in 2020 because members aren't listening to...

No arrest for first-time weed possession in Mississippi city

Jun. 24, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi City Council says they won't arrest first-time offenders in possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. News outlets report Hattiesburg City Council unanimously passed the regulation Tuesday, saying first-time offenders will receive a citation instead of jail time....

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

Jun. 24, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) said he would...

Kentucky city hires consultant to find recycling solutions

Jun. 24, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city has hired a consultant to try to find solutions for its recycling program. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Lexington stopped recycling all paper products last month. Then the recycling center was closed for almost a week this month after an aluminum sorting machine...

Protesters block Hong Kong building access, plan new action

Jun. 24, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters fearing an erosion of Hong Kong's legal autonomy blocked access to a government office building for nearly two hours Monday and plan more demonstrations to draw the attention of leaders attending the G-20 summit this week. About 100 demonstrators jammed the entryway and lobby of...

The Latest: 1 killed, 10 wounded in South Bend violence

Jun. 23, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on shootings in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor (all times local): 7 p.m. Violence has flared again in the Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide...