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Pima board appoints Stahl Hamilton to fill Senate vacancy

Oct. 19, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 4-0 to appoint state Rep. Stephanie Stahl Hamilton to fill a midterm vacancy in the Arizona Senate. Stahl Hamilton will fill the Legislative District 10 seat vacated by fellow Tucson Democrat...

Group sues to obtain Wisconsin DNR board chairman's texts

Oct. 19, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An environmental advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the Department of Natural Resources policy board chairman's text messages. Midwest Environmental Advocates filed the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against Fred Prehn, the board...

Indicted LA councilman to 'step back,' but won't resign

Oct. 18, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after he was indicted on federal charges, Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he will “immediately step back” from participation in council meetings and committees, but will not resign. Ridley-Thomas wrote in a letter to...

US envoy for Afghanistan steps down after withdrawal

Oct. 18, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week after more than three years on the job under both the...

Financial planner picked to fill Democratic House vacancy

Oct. 18, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Sarah Liguori will fill a vacant seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors decided Monday. Liguori will hold the District 28 seat formerly held by Aaron Lieberman, a Democrat who resigned to focus on...

Families of Beirut blast victims back judge amid pressure

Oct. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

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

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...

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. ...