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Indiana county's attorney faces meth-dealing charges

Oct. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines. Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts of dealing in meth and...

Abolitionist or Republican? Stark choice in Seattle race

Oct. 20, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As police repeatedly filled her Seattle neighborhood with tear gas amid the racial justice demonstrations of 2020, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy bought a gas mask to protect her 9-year-old daughter from the irritants seeping into their home. She served as a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 20, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 17, 2021. Editorial: Time to rein in quid pro quo culture of Harrisburg The culture of Harrisburg would be best described as “clubby.” After legislative sessions at the State Capitol on Third Street, lawmakers and...

Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa to meet in first NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 20, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor will face off in their first debate Wednesday night. Democrat Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president and a former New York City police captain, is widely expected to win...

Voting options expand in Albuquerque, Santa Fe elections

Oct. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 13,000 absentee and early ballots have been cast in local elections that will determine the next mayors of New Mexico's largest city as well as its state capital, with two weeks remaining before Election Day. The secretary of state's office...

Hurricane Ida's damage forces Louisiana voting site changes

Oct. 19, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Ida’s destruction across southeastern Louisiana will force thousands of voters to cast their ballots at different polling locations for next month's election, with some voting sites relegated to large tents because few area buildings were free of damage....

GOP firebrand Michele Fiore enters Nevada governor's race

Oct. 19, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas city councilwoman who gained national attention for her support of militiamen who clashed with federal law officers during armed standoffs last decade said Tuesday she is running for governor of Nevada. Republican Michele Fiore...

Education funding on ballots in New Mexico cities’ elections

Oct. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico are seeking to renew property taxes to pay for school buildings, computers and air ventilation systems even as school districts are slated to receive $900 million in federal pandemic aid. Ventilation upgrades are...

Chair of New York Democrats faces criticism over KKK remark

Oct. 19, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the New York Democrats is facing condemnation and calls to resign from members of his own party after he invoked the Ku Klux Klan and its former leader while explaining why he didn't endorse a New York Democratic mayoral candidate. State...

San Francisco to vote on scandal-plagued school board

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco parents and other residents frustrated by the city’s scandal-plagued Board of Education will get a chance to recall three of its members. City officials announced Monday that a special municipal election will be held Feb. 15 after an...