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Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

Nov. 14, 2018 3:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon's decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section...

Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

Nov. 7, 2018 10:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration...

Ballots, tax bills found in pile of stolen mail

Oct. 31, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say undelivered election ballots and property tax bills were found in a pile of stolen mail in central Oregon. The Bulletin reported Wednesday that a U.S. Bureau of Land Management employee stumbled on the mail from about 70 addresses around Deschutes County while on patrol...

Eugene School District seeking $319.3 million bond measure

Oct. 22, 2018 11:12 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The Eugene School District is asking voters to pass a $319.3 million general obligation bond measure to finance rebuilding three schools and for renovations and improvements at several others. The Register-Guard reports the bond measure is the largest in Lane County history and would...

Walker, Evers deliver sharp attacks in first debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers both delivered well-rehearsed, sharp attack lines on hot topics in the governor's race in their first debate Friday. Walker and Evers, the state superintendent, are locked in a tight battle for governor with the election...

Governor candidates spar on vision for California

Oct. 8, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Republican John Cox entered the only scheduled debate in the campaign for California governor on Monday as an underdog in need of a race-altering breakthrough. He didn't get it. Instead, at a time when politics in Washington and across the nation are marked by bitter partisan fights,...

How big developers like Trump benefit from web of tax breaks

Oct. 4, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Big real estate developers like Donald Trump have long benefited from a myriad of legal loopholes and breaks that can shrink their tax bills. Their advantages expanded further with the federal tax overhaul that took effect this year. Even before the new tax law, the U.S. tax code provided...

The Latest: Illinois governor calls rival 'trust fund baby'

Oct. 3, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the debate between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner attacked Democrat J.B. Pritzker as a "trust fund baby" and a tax cheat as the GOP incumbent fights a tough battle for a second term. Rauner and...

Pritzker to repay tax breaks after report calls them fraud

Oct. 2, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday he will repay more than $330,000 in property tax breaks he received on a Chicago mansion after a county investigator accused him of a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers by taking toilets out to lower its value. Campaign...

The Latest: Pritzker to repay $331,000 in toilet 'scheme'

Oct. 2, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on an investigator's report on an alleged "scheme to defraud" by Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker on property tax breaks on a Chicago mansion (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Democratic nominee for Illinois governor says he will repay the Cook County treasurer...