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In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 02, 2021 01:09 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at Georgia Tech when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta City Council. ...

New Mexico study highlights growing dependence on oil sector

Dec. 01, 2021 22:51 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A study commissioned by a coalition of oil and natural gas businesses in New Mexico indicates that state and local governments are more reliant than ever before on the industry to pay for basic public services including public education, amid efforts by elected...

New NY health commissioner takes over from embattled Zucker

Dec. 01, 2021 22:50 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's new state health commissioner stepped into the role Wednesday, at a time when COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in the state. Mary Bassett, a former New York City health commissioner, spent 17 years developing AIDS prevention...

Mexico president reaches midterm with high approval rating

Dec. 01, 2021 20:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held a massive rally in Mexico City Wednesday to mark the midway point in his six-year term with polls showing that about two-thirds of Mexicans approve of the job he is doing. López Obrador’s...

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 19:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. Meanwhile, the state's embattled...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Dec. 01, 2021 18:18 PM EST

New York Post. November 29, 2021. Editorial: New Yorkers shouldn’t have to pay SEVEN TIMES the cost for their schools as other cities As New Yorkers know better than anyone, everything costs more here. But seven times more? Alas, yes — at least...

Cincinnati council member enters plea in deleted texts case

Dec. 01, 2021 17:51 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati city council member accused of felony tampering with records for allegedly deleting text messages related to an ongoing investigation pleaded no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of obstructing official business. Wendell Young was...

County executive accused of stealing campaign funds

Dec. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York county executive was arrested Wednesday on allegations that he stole $3,500 in campaign funds to pay off his personal debts, Attorney General Letitia James said. Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin, 58, faces a maximum sentence of...

In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 01, 2021 14:48 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at Georgia Tech when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta City Council. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Dec. 01, 2021 14:25 PM EST

Palm Beach Post. November XX, 2021. Editorial: Lake O operating plan about the best option of tough choices Pity the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Taking on the role of a modern-day Solomon, the federal agency had to come up with new water usage...