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Power & Politics: Q&A with City Council Majority Leader Amanda Farias | National News | #citycouncil

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Mayor Eric Johnson and Police Chief Eddie Garcia discuss crime rates in Dallas in exclusive interview with Jack Fink”

Jack Fink spoke with Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia and Mayor Eric Johnson about rising murders, but violent crime overall dropping for the 3rd straight year. We discussed the recent murder of a woman, her family members, and her son by her ex-boyfriend and they expressed their frustration and anger with other parts of the […]

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Alabama

Republican candidates head to Alabama for next debate | #republicans | #Alabama | #GOP

ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidates will debate Wednesday within walking distance of where George Wallace staged his “stand in the schoolhouse door” to oppose the enrollment of Black students at the University of Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. Alabama Gov. George Wallace makes an election campaign speech for his wife, Lurleen, on Nov. 8, […]

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Alaska

Some question Alaska’s oil dividend check | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska — Nearly every Alaskan will receive a $1,312 check starting last week, their annual share from the earnings of the state’s nest-egg oil fund. Some use the money for extras like tropical vacations, but others — particularly in high-cost rural Alaska where jobs and housing are limited — rely on it for home […]

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Alabama

Republicans could lose control of US House in 2024 election | #elections | #alabama

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Republican Rep. David Schweikert used to win his wealthy, suburban Phoenix congressional district by nearly 30 points. Then Donald Trump was elected president, and his victories started shrinking. Schweikert, who won his last election by just 3,200 votes, is now among the top 2024 targets for Democrats, who sense better-than-expected odds of […]

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Arkansas

Former White House press secretary Sanders takes oath to become first female governor of Arkansas

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was sworn in as Arkansas governor Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold the office in the state and portraying herself as part of a new generation of leaders. Sanders took the oath of office as the state’s 47th governor in the state House chamber before a […]

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City Council

Los Angeles City Council Racism | #citycouncil

FILE – Los Angeles City Council members Gil Cedillo, left, and Kevin de Leon sit in chamber before starting the City Council meeting on Oct. 11, 2022, in Los Angeles. Two months after being entangled in a racism scandal that shook public trust in Los Angeles government, de Leon has has refused calls to resign […]

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Alaska

Judge weighs how to proceed on case against Alaska lawmaker | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge was weighing Thursday whether to allow a case to proceed to trial that alleges that an Alaska lawmaker’s ties to the far-right Oath Keepers group disqualifies him from holding office. Superior Court Judge Jack McKenna in September ordered that state elections officials delay certifying the Nov. 8 […]

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Alabama

18-year-old Arkansas college student elected youngest Black mayor in US | #elections | #alabama

Jaylen Smith, 18-year-old mayor of Earle, Ark., at the Arkansas Black Mayors Association 50th Anniversary Gala, held Sept. 10, 2022, in Little Rock. Helaine R. Williams/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP EARLE, Ark. (AP) — An 18-year-old college student has been elected to serve as mayor of a small east Arkansas city, becoming one of the […]

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Alaska

Recounts set for 2 Alaska legislative races | #alaska | #politics

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Recounts in two Anchorage-area legislative races are scheduled to take place this week, a top state elections official said Tuesday. A recount is planned for Wednesday in the Senate District E race and for Thursday in the House District 15 race, Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai said by email. Election […]

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