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States, cities running out of rental assistance monies

Nov. 29, 2021 18:31 PM EST

Several large states and cities have exhausted their federal rental assistance, the Treasury Department said Monday, in a sign that spending on a massive program aimed at averting evictions has picked up speed. The federal government is forecasting that upwards of $30...

Warner Robins mayoral candidates wrangle over tax bill

Nov. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EST

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Local finances have taken center stage as voters in one middle Georgia city decide a mayoral runoff on Tuesday. Current Warner Robins Mayor Randy Toms has faced criticism from challenger LaRhonda Patrick as Toms seeks a third term after an...

Oakland mayor seeks to reverse police cuts amid crime spike

Nov. 29, 2021 18:13 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a reversal of plans to divert funding from police to social services, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said Monday that she'll push to reverse planned cuts to the city's police department and seek to quickly hire more officers amid a spike in violence and homicides that...

Henderson Mayor Debra March to run for lieutenant governor

Nov. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Henderson Mayor Debra March plans to run for lieutenant governor in Nevada in the 2022 election. March, a Democrat, has served on Henderson's city council since 2009 and as mayor since 2017. She said in a press release last week...

Howard County announces next police chief

Nov. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County will soon have a new police chief. County Executive Calvin Ball announced Monday that Gregory Der will succeed Chief Lisa Myers, who is retiring, according to a news release. Der starts Jan. 1. Der is...

Flooding in Washington state not as severe as earlier storm

Nov. 29, 2021 17:21 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Localized flooding in Washington state from another in a series of rainstorms doesn't appear to be as severe as an extreme weather flooding event earlier in the month. People in the small communities of Sumas and Everson in northwest Washington...

Woman's early release in deadly school bus crash denied

Nov. 29, 2021 16:58 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A judge on Monday blocked the early prison release of a woman convicted in a 2018 crash that killed three siblings who were crossing a rural northern Indiana highway to board a school bus. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Greg Heller denied...

Va. public school enrollment below pre-pandemic levels

Nov. 29, 2021 13:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment at Virginia’s public schools has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to state data. Last year, 44,000 students left the state’s public schools, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Even after the state mandated reopening...

US Rep. Tom Suozzi says he's running for New York governor

Nov. 29, 2021 11:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi said Monday that he is running for New York governor in next year's election, joining a competitive primary race that became wide open when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned. Suozzi told reporters on a virtual news...

Bernie Streeter, former Nashua mayor, dies at 86

Nov. 29, 2021 10:19 AM EST

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Streeter, former Nashua mayor and long-term member of New Hampshire's Executive Council, has died. He was 86. Streeter, who had cancer, died on Thursday at the Community Hospice House, the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua confirmed. ...