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People of color make gains in mayoral races across the US

Nov. 7, 2019 1:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II. From Arizona to Massachusetts, the gains...

Millionaire outsider forces runoff in Houston mayor race

Nov. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas' biggest city. Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking down big...

Houston mayor's race: crime, flooding, Trump are all issues

Nov. 2, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's mayor seeks a second term, he's hoping to use residents' antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him beat his biggest challenger. Crimes rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and the pace of the city's recovery after Hurricane Harvey are among the issues that have...