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Albuquerque mayor faces ethics complaint in reelection bid

Aug. 04, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Critics of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller have filed a new ethics complaint alleging that the Democrat violated the city's election laws by using a city employee for campaign purposes. The complaint filed Tuesday by supporters of Sheriff Manuel...

Duggan, Adams advance from Detroit mayoral primary

Aug. 04, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Mike Duggan and former Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams will face off in Detroit’s Nov. 2 general election for the city’s top elected seat. Duggan received 50,853 votes and Adams was next with 7,014 votes to finish as the top two vote-getters in...

Detroit voters reject Proposal P and changes to city charter

Aug. 04, 2021 06:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday rejected a ballot proposal that called for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Proposal P called for...

Seattle mayoral primary sets up fight between liberal camps

Aug. 04, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Voters in Seattle’s mayoral primary on Tuesday set up a choice between candidates representing the political divide between activist-left residents and more moderate progressives in one of the nation’s most liberal cities. Bruce Harrell, a former City...

Court upholds Santa Fe regulations on campaign disclosure

Aug. 04, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected efforts by a libertarian-leaning group in New Mexico to shield future financial contributions from public disclosure in defiance of requirement enacted by the city of Santa Fe. The 10th District Court of...

SC town's mayor resigns due to health

Aug. 03, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

EDISTO BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina town's mayor is resigning due to unspecified health concerns. Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby said her resignation will be effective Aug. 5, news outlets reported Tuesday. Darby was elected in 2015, and helped lead the barrier...

Kansas AG vows to prosecute any violation of election laws

Aug. 02, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Monday he will prosecute any violations of election laws in Douglas County that the district attorney refuses to act upon. Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez, a Democrat, said last week her...

Police officers become candidates as policing debate rages

Aug. 02, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 call plays in the background. A voiceover says the Las Vegas-area sheriff kept his city...

Seattle mayoral primary will be test of progressive movement

Aug. 02, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A year after racial justice and anti-police demonstrators took over part of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood, there are lines outside the restaurants in and around the former protest zone. Pickup soccer games and dog owners playing fetch dominate a...

Albuquerque to vote to put $50M bond for stadium on ballot

Aug. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials will vote on a resolution Monday to let voters decide whether to pursue a new stadium for the New Mexico United soccer team. KOB-TV reports city councilors will weigh the resolution for a ballot measure involving a $50...