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Warner Robins mayoral candidates wrangle over tax bill

Nov. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Local finances have taken center stage as voters in one middle Georgia city decide a mayoral runoff on Tuesday. Current Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms has faced criticism from challenger LaRhonda Patrick as Toms seeks a third term after an...

Beloved Honduran mayor stood out in bloody electoral season

Nov. 27, 2021 17:52 PM EST

CANTARRANAS, Honduras (AP) — San Luis was the eighth stop on a tour of nine villages for Francisco “Paquito” Gaitan, the popular mayor of this municipality perched in the mountains outside the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. Two weeks before the elections, Gaitan...

South Africa's ANC loses mayors in Johannesburg and Pretoria

Nov. 24, 2021 13:00 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, has lost control of the city councils of Johannesburg and other major cities, following recent local government elections. The ANC won less than 50% of the votes in the municipal elections...

City Council cuts Seattle police budget, drawing criticism

Nov. 23, 2021 11:03 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has approved a 2022 budget that cuts police department spending from previous years, drawing criticism from people who say city voters earlier this month endorsed more spending on public safety. In an 8-1 vote Monday, the council...

Buffalo mayor who lost primary reelected with write-in votes

Nov. 19, 2021 20:35 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has been elected to a fifth term with a write-in campaign that lifted him to victory over India Walton, the democratic socialist who became a rising star of the left when she defeated him in the Democratic primary, a count of write-in votes...

Portland among US cities adding funds to police departments

Nov. 17, 2021 18:49 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon's largest city, demanding racial justice after the murder of George Floyd by a white officer. Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” — a call for elected officials...

Seattle shows power and limits of Jayapal's progressives

Nov. 17, 2021 17:24 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal returns home to Seattle, the Congressional Progressive Caucus chairwoman always goes for a walk along the Puget Sound. “Everything feels closed in sometimes in D.C., and so when I come home, I just like to ground myself in...

Atlanta mayor candidates seek to show differences to voters

Nov. 17, 2021 09:25 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's two remaining mayoral candidates sought to differentiate themselves on Tuesday, a day before early voters begin casting ballots in the election to lead Georgia's largest city. City Council President Felicia Moore and Council Member Andre Dickens...

Michelle Wu sworn in as Boston’s first woman elected mayor

Nov. 16, 2021 15:13 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Wu was sworn in Tuesday as Boston’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor in the city's long history. The swearing-in of the city's first Asian American mayor came two weeks after Wu won the city's mayoral election. Before Wu,...

Atlanta, Fulton County look to cut jail population

Nov. 14, 2021 12:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The City of Atlanta and Fulton County have a new tool in place that officials hope will help cut overcrowding in the county jail. Representatives from each government celebrated last week at the Atlanta City Detention Center, part of which will become the...