Latest Municipal elections News

Residents want vote on limiting cruise ship access in Juneau

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some Juneau-area residents have filed paperwork seeking to qualify for the local ballot proposed limits on cruise ships in Alaska's capital city. The proposed measures submitted Monday would ban large cruise ships at certain times and over a...

Delaware AG says ex-police chief not fit for pubic office

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has asked a judge to prevent a former police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Authorities said in Wednesday’s Superior Court filing that they are...

Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy, Nas back McGuire for NYC mayor

Apr. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop legends Jay-Z, Diddy and Nas endorsed banker Ray McGuire for New York City mayor on Wednesday, throwing their star power behind a candidate who has yet to break through in a crowded Democratic primary field. The three entertainers praised...

Wisconsin Senate approves Republican election changes

Apr. 14, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Senate moved Wednesday to change state elections based largely on false claims that the November election was tainted, passing bills that would make interfering with election observers a crime and barring polling officials from...

Arizona court rules for Tucson in election date dispute

Apr. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a case involving Tucson that a state law on local election dates unconstitutionally tramples the the autonomy of so-called charter cities. The state high court's 5-1 ruling decides a dispute between...

In Minnesota, suburban mayor is thrust into policing debate

Apr. 14, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

Mike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was...

Hong Kong's delayed legislative elections set for December

Apr. 13, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the semiautonomous Chinese territory's legislative elections will take place in December, more than a year after they were postponed by authorities citing public health risks from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 13, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. April 12, 2021. Editorial: Those rules that got waived for the pandemic? Let’s get rid of them Once a law or regulation is in place, it’s usually hard and time-consuming to remove. But when the pandemic shut down much of normal...

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...