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Month: August 2022

Mayor

Texarkana businessman seeks to unseat Mayor Brown

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Texarkana businessman is hoping to unseat incumbent Arkansas-side Mayor Allen Brown in the upcoming November primary election. Texarkana board passes spay/neuter ordinance Texarkana native and Dapper Restaurant owner Tederal Jefferson, 51, announced last week that his first ever run for public office will be a bid to unseat Mayor Brown. […]

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Alabama

Mehmet Oz called abortion ‘murder’ during the Pa. Republican Senate primary | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz called abortion “murder” during a campaign event in May, according to a newly revealed audio recording, using harsher language with conservative supporters than he typically has on the campaign trail. The recording of Oz’s comments, first reported Wednesday by the liberal outlet the Daily Beast and confirmed by NBC […]

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Alabama

11 GOP Nominees for States’ Top Election Official Dispute 2020 Results, Call for Greater Election Integrity | #elections | #alabama

News Analysis Just two months before the mid-term elections, attention is focusing on races that usually go unnoticed. Campaigns for secretaries of state are usually low-profile contests, featuring little-known candidates. That changed in 2020 when the job of counting ballots and certifying elections became a key part of the alleged election fraud in the Presidential […]

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California

Governor Newsom Statement on the Legislature’s Passage of CARE Court

Published: Aug 31, 2022 SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today after the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 1338, legislation that establishes the CARE Court framework: “Today’s passage of the CARE Act means hope for thousands of Californians suffering from severe forms of mental illness who too often languish on our streets […]

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Alaska

2022 Alaska Primary Election Results | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced from her primary along with Kelly Tshibaka, her GOP rival endorsed by former President Donald Trump, while another Trump-backed candidate, Republican Sarah Palin, was among the candidates bound for the November general election in the race for Alaska’s only House seat. Murkowski had expressed […]

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City Council

Boston City Council chambers cleared as raucous meeting spills into hallways [+live tweets] | #citycouncil

Today’s Boston City Council meeting became so intense spectators were asked to leave as members debated the crisis surrounding Councilor Ricardo Arroyo. F-bombs and accusations were hurled as those watching joined in the yelling. Follow Sean Philip Cotter’s live tweets below: City Council President Ed Flynn gaveling in meeting. Asks that “we all be respectful […]

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Mayor

Newly elected Montgomery County leaders sworn in, including County Mayor Wes Golden

CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – Newly elected Montgomery County officials were sworn in on Tuesday during a ceremony at the courthouse. The officials were sworn in by Mayor Jim Durrett, Judge Jill Ayers, Kellie Jackson and Judge Wayne Shelton. Among those sworn in was County Mayor Wes Golden, who told Clarksville Now he’s excited to […]

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California

California governor’s mental health care plan for homeless advances

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s controversial proposal to steer homeless people with severe mental disorders into treatment cleared the state Assembly on Tuesday and is on its way to becoming law despite objections from civil liberties advocates who fear it will be used to force unhoused residents into care they don’t want. Homeless people with severe […]

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Arkansas

U.S. Dept. of Treasury approves millions for Arkansas broadband, rural access emphasis

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Federal officials approved a new plan to improve the broadband infrastructure in Arkansas, especially for rural communities. The United States Department of Treasury announced Tuesday the approval of $47.5 million funding for Arkansas broadband infrastructure. The approval was of a state-submitted plan to provide broadband to rural communities or those without adequate […]

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Alaska

GOP super PAC canceling ads in Arizona, Alaska | #alaska | #politics

(The Hill) – A Republican super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is canceling advertisements in Arizona less than three months out from the midterm elections, a possible sign of problems for the Trump-backed GOP candidate challenging Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.). The Senate Leadership Fund called off its advertisement reservations that were […]

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