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In New Hampshire, vaccine fights and misinformation roil GOP

Oct. 16, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ken Weyler was known around the New Hampshire Statehouse for dismissing the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines and opposing tens of millions of dollars in federal funds to promote vaccinations. But when the 79-year-old Weyler, a retired...

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 16, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The families of the victims of Beirut’s massive port blast last year reaffirmed Saturday their support for the judge leading the investigation into the explosion, despite increasing calls for his ouster by the militant Hezbollah group and its allies. The...

Gov. Noem's head of finance announces resignation

Oct. 15, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem's head of finance announced Friday that she is resigning. Liza Clark, who has been the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management since 2016, will leave her post at the end of the year, the governor's...

Ohio city auditor resigns after tax mistake, delayed audit

Oct. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A city auditor in central Ohio resigned Thursday after months of drama over his job performance, which included a $1.28 million mistake he made earlier this year in paying the city's taxes. Marion City Auditor Robert Landon, a Republican, remained...

Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Natchez looking to fill a top job in city government

Oct. 13, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is looking to fill one of its top administrative jobs because the current city clerk is stepping down in mid-November. Servia Fortenberry is credited with getting financial recordkeeping in order for the city of Natchez, where...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 13, 2021 09:01 AM EDT

Scranton Times-Tribune. Oct. 12, 2021. Editorial: No Nobel for ignoble legislators It usually doesn’t require the award of a Nobel Prize to demonstrate how wrong-headed Pennsylvania state legislators can be in crafting public policy based on their...

Central Iowa voters elect Republican to state House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters in central Iowa elected Republican Jon Dunwell on Tuesday to fill an open state House seat in a special election held after the incumbent lawmaker resigned. Dunwell defeated Democrat Steve Mullan in House District 29, which represents...

State lawmaker resigns from Oregon Legislature over move

Oct. 12, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

KEIZER, Ore. (AP) — Keizer Republican state lawmaker Bill Post has announced his resignation from the Oregon Legislature after saying he misunderstood the residency requirements for being in office. His resignation announced Tuesday will be effective Nov. 30, The...

Ex-UN Ambassador Haley gets lifetime Clemson board post

Oct. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

As she ponders her next political steps, former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted a lifetime appointment to the Board of Trustees of Clemson University, her alma mater. The appointment was announced Tuesday by the university, from which...