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Bill would proclaim 'Granny D Day' on Jan. 24

Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as “Granny D Day." Doris “Granny D" Haddock, of Dublin, New Hampshire, was a political activist who drew attention to the need for campaign finance reform. She died at age 100 in 2010. Her...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, walks off stage after speaking at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Buttigieg seeks validation from gathering of mayoral peers

Jan. 23, 2020 6:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Pete Buttigieg, an appearance before a gathering of the nation's mayors Thursday was a home game. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was cheered by his former peers as he sought to generate goodwill and electoral support for his Democratic presidential bid. “I join you...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is

Phoenix halts rail-hailing fee hike at airport until ruling

Jan. 22, 2020 8:29 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The city has decided not to move ahead with higher fees for ride-hailing companies at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport until the Arizona Supreme Court rules on a petition challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, the state attorney general said Wednesday. The increased...

Bill would eliminate most elections in odd-numbered years

Jan. 22, 2020 7:50 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A House panel is considering a measure that would eliminate elections in Washington state in odd-numbered years, with supporters arguing it would increase voter participation and opponents saying it would unfairly limit voters' ability to file ballot measures. House Bill 2529 would...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Georgia's elections board on Wednesday, approved a set of rule changes to govern the use of new voting machines that are being rushed to counties statewide for the state's fast-approaching presidential primaries in March. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Georgia election board approves rules for new voting system

Jan. 22, 2020 6:12 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's elections board on Wednesday approved a set of rule changes to govern the use of new voting machines that are being rushed out statewide for the state's fast-approaching presidential primaries in March. State Election Board members acknowledged some of the newly adopted rules may...

Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bloomberg, Buttigieg work to connect with nation's mayors

Jan. 22, 2020 4:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two miles from President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Capitol, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are looking to draw a distinction between the improbable and the practical. The two Democratic White House contenders, former mayors whose chief political experience was...

Lewis wins Greenville County sheriff GOP runoff

Jan. 22, 2020 12:38 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Hobart Lewis won the Republican primary runoff for Greenville County sheriff. Lewis defeated AT “Tommy” Smith in Tuesday's election, getting 72.3% of the votes to Smith's 27.6 %, unofficial results show. The results will be finalized Thursday, news outlets reported....

Traffic stop of Baltimore mayoral candidate under review

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A traffic stop in which a Baltimore mayoral candidate asked an officer to turn off his body camera has been placed under investigation. Thiru Vignarajah defended his actions during the traffic stop in September 2019 at a news conference Tuesday, news outlets reported. Body camera video ...

Wisconsin Senate gives OK to taking selfies with ballot

Jan. 21, 2020 3:09 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters could legally take selfies with their marked election ballots under a bill the state Senate approved Tuesday. Wisconsin is one of 18 states with a law barring the showing of a completed ballot, but it is rarely enforced. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote....

Nebraska regent Hawks says he won't seek 4th term on board

Jan. 21, 2020 6:51 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska Board of Regents member has decided not to seek another six-year term. Howard Hawks made the announcement Monday. He was first elected in 2002 to represent District 2, which includes part of Douglas County and nearly all of Sarpy County. "Nearly 20 years ago, I...