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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Larry Householder starts pre-trial legal joust Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is in the process of carving out a new role in state politics, as an educator on federal corruption law. Mr....

In Brazilian Amazon, a 1,000-mile voyage so people can vote

Oct. 02, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — In most democracies, citizens go to the polls. But in Brazil’s sparsely populated Amazon region, the polls often go to the voters. Most people in the vast rainforest live in urban areas, but thousands reside in tiny villages several days from the nearest...

Wisconsin Republicans file 2 open records lawsuits

Sep. 28, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a pair of lawsuits six weeks before the election that seek records from the administrations of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson related to issues that have been campaign fodder for conservatives. ...

Judge: Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 election

Sep. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 state and district elections due to severe election day glitches, the president of the German capital’s constitutional court said Wednesday. Several political parties and government entities, including Berlin’s election...

Portland City Council hopeful demands waiver of $77K fine

Sep. 27, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland City Council candidate has formally asked elections officials to waive a $77,000 fine, arguing that a deeply discounted downtown office space he received from a wealthy backer doesn’t go against the city’s campaign finance rules. Since May,...

Mayor of northwest Georgia town dies in motocross wreck

Sep. 25, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

WHITE, Ga. (AP) — A mayor of a northwest Georgia town died in a motocross wreck on Saturday. Perry Bell, mayor of the Bartow County town of White, died from blunt force trauma to the chest, The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville reported. Murray County Deputy Coroner...

Reno City Council sees 2nd councilmember resignation

Sep. 23, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno city councilmember has resigned, making it the council's second departure in a month. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Oscar Delgado handed in his resignation Friday. This comes after Neoma Jardon resigned in August. In a statement released...

Affordable housing plan to go before Seattle voters

Sep. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Next year people in Seattle will decide whether the city should set up a public developer to create affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to allow King County Elections to put the proposed...

Gableman represents man charged with false ballot requests

Sep. 19, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who led a fruitless 14-month investigation into the state's 2020 election results appeared in court Monday to represent a man accused of fraudulently requesting absentee ballots. Michael Gableman said he was...

Ky. mayor candidate who was shot at takes aim at gun auction

Sep. 14, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A candidate for Louisville mayor who was shot at by an assailant in his campaign office is pledging to crack down on confiscated firearms that police send to auction. Democrat Craig Greenberg said Wednesday that part of his plan to reduce violent crime would...