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Australia Day focuses on Black recognition in constitution

Jan. 26, 2023 00:16 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians marked the 235th anniversary of British colonization Thursday with a public holiday that evokes anger at Indigenous injustice, focusing national attention on a new government push to acknowledge Australia's first inhabitants in the constitution. ...

EXPLAINER: What is an Australian Black Voice to Parliament?

Jan. 26, 2023 00:14 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians expect to vote this year in a referendum that would enshrine in the nation’s constitution a mechanism for Indigenous people to advise Parliament on policies that effect their lives known as the Voice. Proponents say embedding the Voice in...

Californians will voter whether to overturn fast-food law

Jan. 24, 2023 21:19 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A voter initiative that would overturn a California law aimed at raising wages and improving working conditions for fast food workers has qualified for next year's ballot, authorities said Tuesday. The referendum raised more than 623,000 valid voter...

Slovak vote on early election not binding due to low turnout

Jan. 22, 2023 04:33 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A nationwide referendum in Slovakia on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election has failed to produce a legally binding result because the turnout was too low. The country’s Statistics Office said Sunday that voters...

Slovakia holds referendum to enable snap election

Jan. 21, 2023 04:41 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia held a nationwide referendum Saturday on amending the country’s constitution to make possible an early election. President Zuzana Caputova’s decided on the ballot last year after three opposition parties gathered over 380,000 signatures...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jan. 18, 2023 19:08 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. January 12, 2023. Editorial: Get with the times With the Wisconsin Legislature gearing up, there’s a lot to get done. In discussions at our office this week we thought of something we’d like to see legislators do, but it might take a...

Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, dies at 82

Jan. 10, 2023 19:47 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Constantine, the former and last king of Greece, who won an Olympic gold medal before becoming entangled in his country's volatile politics in the 1960s as king and spent decades in exile, has died. He was 82. Doctors at the private Hygeia Hospital in Athens...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 03, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. December 30, 2022. Editorial: It should be law that you’re told about referendums proposals’ pros and cons Are you really getting that information? Sometimes yes, often no -- but what if there were rules about that? ...

Judge temporarily blocks California fast food wages law

Dec. 30, 2022 21:07 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state of California from implementing a landmark new law aimed at raising wages and improving working conditions for fast food workers. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang's order came in...

House approves referendum to 'decolonize' Puerto Rico

Dec. 15, 2022 15:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would allow Puerto Rico to hold the first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence, in a last-ditch effort that stands little chance of passing the Senate. The bill, which...