Latest Municipal elections News

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting around the state marks the homestretch to primary election day...

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon win UN council seats

Jun. 11, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were unopposed -- Brazil, the United Arab Emirates, Albania, Ghana and Gabon. Winning a seat on the 15-member Security...

Crime leads voter concerns as NYC mayoral primary approaches

Jun. 11, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fear of crime is back as a political issue in New York City. For the first time in years it could be a prime factor in who voters pick as their next mayor. Early voting begins Saturday in the city's party primaries. Ballots are being cast as the city is...

Iran regains UN voting rights and lashes out at US sanctions

Jun. 11, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran regained its voting rights in the U.N. General Assembly on Friday after making the minimum payment on its U.N. dues and lashed out at the United States for maintaining sanctions that have prevented it from accessing billions of dollars in foreign banks. ...

Baltic mayoral race could be settled by drawing lots

Jun. 11, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BALTIC, S.D. (AP) — The next mayor of Baltic, South Dakota could be decided by the drawing of lots after the election officially ended in a tie. Election officials from the southeastern South Dakota city, which has a population of just over 1,000, said their canvas of...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 11, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. June 3, 2021. Editorial: No excuse for legislative lag on marijuana Connecticut has had years to plan this. Why can’t the Legislature figure out how to finally legalize a marijuana marketplace for all adults? ...

Finland elections test for young PM, Social Democrat leader

Jun. 11, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland holds local elections Sunday in a first litmus test for popular young Social Democratic Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who took office 18 months ago shortly before the pandemic outbreak, and whose party is behind in polls across the country. The...

Danks, mayor who led Jackson during 2 floods, dies at 81

Jun. 10, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dale Danks Jr., who served 12 years as mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, died Wednesday of complications from a stroke, his family told news outlets. He was 81. Danks was an attorney. He was elected as Hinds County prosecutor in 1972 and then won the...

German ex-minister, mayor contender stripped of doctorate

Jun. 10, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin university on Thursday stripped a prominent former German minister of her doctorate following a long-running saga over plagiarism allegations that led to her resignation last month. Franziska Giffey quit as Germany's minister for women and...