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Report: Portland mayor contradicts Adams' resignation letter, claims 'pattern of bullying' – KATU

Report: Portland mayor contradicts Adams’ resignation letter, claims ‘pattern of bullying’  KATU Former Mayor Sam Adams said he knew he was facing complaints before he resigned  KOIN.com Mayor Ted Wheeler Says Sam Adams Was Asked to Resign for a Pattern of ‘Bullying’ and ‘Intimidation’ That Was …  Willamette Week Click Here For This Articles Original Source.

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Alabama

Success of ‘slavery on the ballot’ measures could help incarcerated pregnant people of color | WFAE 90.7 | #elections | #alabama

Originally published by The 19th During the midterm elections, five states — Alabama, Oregon, Vermont, Louisiana, and Tennessee — put to vote initiatives purported to prohibit the use of slavery and indentured servitude as a punishment for crime, an antiquated allowance given by the 13th Amendment 157 years ago this month that prisons across the country still […]

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Arkansas

Not enough teachers means some unable to enroll in preschool

(NewsNation) — There are not enough teachers to support the high demand for preschool enrollment, leading to some students having their education put on hold. President Joe Biden, in his Build Back Better agenda, laid out a framework to establish free pre-school for 3- and 4-year-olds, but a shortage of teachers has made that difficult. […]

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Alaska

We need to keep the political reform momentum going | #alaska | #politics

As 2023 draws to a close, The Fulcrum has invited leaders of democracy reform organizations to share their hopes and plans for the coming year. This is the third in the series. Caska is director of political programs for RepresentUs. For many reasons, 2022 was a resounding victory for democracy. Voters in several more cities […]

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Alaska

Ranked-choice voting was a winner on Election Day | #alaska | #politics

Rob Richie is president and CEO of FairVote. Amidst the postmortems about which party “won” the 2022 midterms, there’s an important story that may have a more enduring impact: the record number of Americans turning to ranked-choice voting for better choices, better campaigns and better representation. On Election Day, a record eight states, counties and […]

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Alabama

Karen Bass, Juan Ciscomani among the history-makers of the 2022 midterm elections | #elections | #alabama

CNN  —  As midterm results continue to roll in days after Election Day, Democratic and Republican candidates have already been celebrating historic victories. Heading into Election Day, both parties were looking to diversify their ranks of elected officials, both in Congress and beyond, and they appear on track to do so. House Republicans will add […]

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Alabama

States that will have SLAVERY on the midterm ballot: Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont | #elections | #alabama

States that will have SLAVERY on ballot in the midterms: Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont voters will address 13th Amendment loophole that allows involuntary servitude in prison The 13th Amendment outlawed slavery except as punishment for a crime There are roughly 800,000 incarcerated people who are forced to work  Only Rhode Island, Colorado, Utah and […]

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Oregon mayor shot at family in road-rage incident: cops

The mayor of a tiny Oregon town has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a car carrying a family with young children during a suspected road-rage incident. Rufus Mayor Dowen Jones, 47, was taken into custody on attempted murder and assault charges Tuesday, a day after he allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at […]

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Portland Facing Homelessness ‘Catastrophe’, According to City Mayor

Council working on five-point plan to help the estimated 6000 people living on the streets With the homelessness crisis cited among their top concerns, Oregon voters are taking note of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s declaration of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the state’s largest city. Oregon has among the highest homeless populations in the nation per […]

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