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Alabama city leader won't quit after using racial slur

Jul. 21, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — A white city leader captured on video using a racial slur toward Black people during a council meeting said he won't apologize, and might run for mayor. Others are calling for his resignation. Tarrant City Council member Tommy Bryant told news...

Cuomo, NYC mayoral candidate Eric Adams pledge cooperation

Jul. 14, 2021 17:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams signaled Wednesday how he might navigate and perhaps reshape City Hall's choppy political relationship with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. At a joint news conference, Adams — the current Brooklyn borough president and...

Buffalo mayoral candidate says hardship prepared her for job

Jul. 11, 2021 07:51 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If a majority of voters, along with the four-term incumbent, mostly ignored political newcomer India Walton’s campaign for mayor during the Democratic primary, they’re paying attention now. After upsetting Byron Brown in the June race, a victory...

Handling of mayor's texts brings $5M claims against Seattle

Jul. 08, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two now-former public records officers who blew the whistle about Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan's missing text messages have each filed $5 million claims against the city, saying they faced retaliation and felt compelled to resign. Records officer Stacy...

North Carolina GOP senate candidate Pat McCrory raises $1.2M

Jul. 08, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Pat McCrory on Thursday announced he raised more than $1.2 million in his first fundraising period since he entered the primary in April. The former Charlotte mayor who lost a pair of general election...

EXPLAINER: Absentees solidify win for Adams in NY mayor race

Jul. 06, 2021 23:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City Tuesday after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him. The Brooklyn Borough president...

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC’s mayoral race

Jul. 06, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City after appealing to the political center and promising to strike the right balance between fighting crime and ending racial injustice in policing. A former...

Missouri mayor who required masks faces recall vote

Jul. 06, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

NIXA, Mo. (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in Missouri, a mayor who imposed a mask requirement and other public safety measures is facing a recall vote, even though the requirements have long since expired. Nixa voters will have the option to recall Mayor Brian Steele...

Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in New York City mayoral race; former police captain campaigned as centrist

Jul. 06, 2021 19:35 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in New York City mayoral race; former police captain campaigned as centrist.

Louisiana woman has been working elections for over 45 years

Jul. 04, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

SULPHUR, La. (AP) — More than 45 years ago, Anita Statum essentially stumbled into working as an election commissioner, filling in for a woman who had cancer. Unlike today’s rules, the job was simply given to her. “I don’t remember who told me about it,” said...