Denver trying again for possible 1st US drug injection site

U.S. 11/27/18, 15:37

Despite federal opposition, Denver is trying again to become what could be the first U.S. city to open a supervised drug injection site, a strategy that some liberal cities have tried repeatedly to launch to reduce overdose deaths fueled by a nationwide opioid epidemic.The Denver City Council voted 12-1 on ...

After wave of teacher activism, some fall short in midterms

U.S. 11/12/18, 13:11

After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go.As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run ...

Update: Voters OK measure blocking local soda taxes

Business 11/07/18, 20:29

The Latest on Washington state elections (all times local):4:28 p.m.Voters in Washington state have approved a measure that would block local governments from imposing new taxes on soda or grocery items.The American Beverage Association pushed the initiative as part of a nationwide campaign to slow the expansion of soda taxes.Under ...

Nebraska voters decide Medicaid expansion, race for governor

Health 11/06/18, 07:55

Nebraska voters will decide Tuesday whether to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law, a proposal that would extend coverage to thousands of low-income residents but create additional costs for lawmakers in next year's session. They'll also decide races for U.S. Senate and House, governor and makeup of the state ...

New York votes as caustic midterms reach a climax

New York 11/06/18, 07:42

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks a third term and Republicans and Democrats battle over the makeup of the state's congressional delegation as the caustic election midterm election campaign reaches its climax.Voters across the state will decide Tuesday on candidates for governor, senator, attorney general, state legislature and 27 seats ...

Update: German govt parties lose ground in state vote

Europe 10/28/18, 13:06

The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local):6 p.m.Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center-left partners in the national ...

America’s most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Entertainment 10/17/18, 01:35

America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels.Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature ...

Nevada pimp who starred in HBO series found dead

Entertainment 10/16/18, 11:14

Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his business and who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, has died, Nevada authorities said Tuesday.An employee at Hof's Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside of Las Vegas summoned ...

Update: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

Europe 10/14/18, 12:15

The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local):6:00 p.m.Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin.The ARD and ZDF public television exit polls had the Christian Social Union winning 35.5 percent of ...

Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

Europe 10/14/18, 02:11

Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region's dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal German government.Austria's Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, center, Bavarian State Governor Markus Soeder, left, and Horst Seehofer, Chairman of the Christian Social ...

‘I’ve got faith’: Potential aluminum workers wait on jobs

U.S. 10/10/18, 07:11

Things fall through for Chris Jackson.A construction job, promised if he completed a carpentry program, vanished two weeks before his exit exam. A coveted, $100,000-a-year union job at a steel mill disappeared when the plant closed.Now a businessman is promising him — and more than 130 others — a job ...

PAC targets politicians it says act against women’s interest

California 09/24/18, 11:27

The Stanford University law professor who led the successful recall of a California judge over his handling of a sexual assault case announced Monday that she is broadening her fight to target politicians.Michele Dauber said the Enough is Enough Voter Project will raise money to campaign against candidates for state ...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

U.S. 09/22/18, 10:46

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way.As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state legislatures, Democrats are doubling their spending for this ...

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