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Duggan, Adams advance from Detroit mayoral primary

Aug. 04, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Mike Duggan and former Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams will face off in Detroit’s Nov. 2 general election for the city’s top elected seat. Duggan received 50,853 votes and Adams was next with 7,014 votes to finish as the top two vote-getters in...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 04, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Wolf should have negotiated with the GOP on election reform The good news for Pennsylvania voters is that Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders may yet begin negotiations on an election reform...

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

Aug. 04, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, in a pair of primary elections for...

Seattle mayoral primary sets up fight between liberal camps

Aug. 04, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Seattle’s mayoral primary on Tuesday set up a choice between candidates representing the political divide between activist-left residents and more moderate progressives in one of the nation’s most liberal cities. Bruce Harrell, a former City...

Ex-senator, TV anchor Allen is Ciattarelli's running mate

Aug. 03, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli has chosen former state Senator and one-time Philadelphia TV news anchor Diane Allen to be his running mate. Ciattarelli, a former Assembly member, is set to officially name Allen as...

Seattle mayoral primary will be test of progressive movement

Aug. 02, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone. Pickup soccer games and dog owners playing fetch dominate a...

Pennsylvania court vacancies allow voters to shape judiciary

Jul. 31, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Six sitting judges and two lawyers hope Pennsylvania voters this fall will issue a favorable verdict of their own and elevate them to one of the four state appeals court seats that are up for grabs in the November election. Among the candidates...

'Botched': Arizona GOP's ballot count ends, troubles persist

Jul. 31, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy. When the auditors stopped the counting...

Nevada Rep. Amodei discloses cancer on kidneys, esophagus

Jul. 30, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada had three surgeries and an outpatient procedure over the past 10 months for cancerous tumors on his kidneys and a cancerous spot in his esophagus, the Republican congressman disclosed Friday. Amodei told The Associated...

Drug investigators sue county, say reputations tarnished

Jul. 30, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Nine former members of an embattled Pierce County sheriff’s drug unit have filed a lawsuit claiming department administrators targeted them to influence the November election and tarnished their reputations. The lawsuit was filed last week in...