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Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 15, 2021. Editorial: The Dean The dean of the U.S. Senate has announced it is time to step aside and not seek a ninth term. Since 1975, Patrick Leahy has been serving Vermonters. ...

Evidence tossed in case that started racial profiling debate

Nov. 16, 2021 18:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that evidence seized by police officers during a traffic stop cannot be used in a case that has touched off a debate about racial profiling in Maine. The case concerns Trooper John Darcy, who was recorded talking to...

Local Democrats warn party: Growing Republican wave is real

Nov. 06, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

NEW HOPE, Pa. (AP) — The Democrats of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, felt the red wave building over the summer when frustrated parents filled school board meetings to complain about masking requirements and an academic theory on systemic racism that wasn't even taught in local schools. ...

Early voting in Louisiana for Nov. 13 election ends Saturday

Nov. 05, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period for the Nov. 13 election wraps up Saturday. The only issues facing all voters statewide are four constitutional amendments. In 21 of Louisiana's 64 parishes, those amendments are the only items on the...

Absentee ballots suggest sizable interest in Maine election

Nov. 01, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Tens of thousands of Mainers requested absentee ballots for Tuesday's election, suggesting a higher-than-usual vote in an off-year election. More than 88,000 absentee ballots have been returned, which is ahead of the 2019 election before the...

Columbia mayor tops list of local races in South Carolina

Oct. 31, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There are no statewide elections in South Carolina on Tuesday, but a number of people still will have a reason to go to the polls for local races. About 200 city, county and other local elections are scheduled for Tuesday, according to the South...

Potential jurors see racism behind Ahmaud Arbery's slaying

Oct. 31, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — People questioned during jury selection about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery have said he was “racially profiled” by the white men who chased and shot him, singled out “due to his color” and targeted for being “a Black person who was thought to have been...

Arpaio legal tab hits $100M as taxpayers foot his last bills

Oct. 29, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly five years after Joe Arpaio was voted out as sheriff of Arizona's most populous county, taxpayers have covered one of the last major bills from the thousands of lawsuits the lawman's headline-grabbing tactics inspired — and the overall legal tab has hit $100 million....

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

In trial over Arbery death, racial reckoning looms large

Oct. 15, 2021 11:20 AM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A framed photo on the wall of Travis Riddle's soul food restaurant shows the local sheriff arresting a gray-bearded white man with hands cuffed behind his back, a reminder to all who enter that for Riddle justice still waits to be served in the slaying of Ahmaud...