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Alabama

What happens to Alabama ballots after Biden leaves race? | #elections | #alabama

State officials confirmed Monday that Alabama ballots for the general election will have the Democratic candidates for president and vice-president listed as chosen at the party’s convention next month. President Joe Biden has withdrawn from the race, and he has thrown his support to Vice-President Kamala Harris to lead the ticket. Harris has not selected […]

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City Council

Who’s running for Alexandria City Council in November? Check list here | #citycouncil

Qualifying is underway in Rapides Parish and across the state through Friday for the Tuesday, Nov. 5 elections. The deadline to register to vote either by mail or in person is Monday, Oct. 7. For those who want to register online through the Louisiana Secretary of State’s GeauxVote online system, the deadline is Tuesday, Oct. […]

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City Council

Hold repeal of plastic bag ban | #citycouncil

NEW BEDFORD – City councilors voted Thursday to table a vote to repeal the city’s plastic shopping bag ban in light of a recent state Senate vote to ban their use throughout the state. The council had been poised to repeal the ban with an affirmative vote Thursday night after having already voted to do […]

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City Council

Proposed city charter amendments discussed by Amarillo City Council | #citycouncil

Members of the Amarillo City Council and the charter review committee discussed four proposed city charter amendments at Tuesday’s special meeting in downtown Amarillo.  Of the four charter amendments, the one that received the most discussion was Proposition C, which would increase the number of councilmembers to six, not counting the mayor, with three council […]

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Arkansas

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Arkansas leaders are sending prayers for former President Donald Trump after he was rushed off stage by U.S. Secret Service Saturday following multiple shots fired- one of which grazed the candidate’s head as he  was speaking at a rally broadcast from Butler County, Pennsylvania. At least six shot were heard while the Republican candidate is […]

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Mayor

Go inside the inauguration of Mayor Friday Ellis

The Inauguration Ceremony for the Honorable Mayor Friday Ellis and the Swearing-in Ceremony for the Monroe City Council was held at the W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre on Monday, July 1st, 2024. Michelle Tripp/Special To The News Star The Inauguration Ceremony for the Honorable Mayor Friday Ellis and the Swearing-in Ceremony for the Monroe City Council […]

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Mayor

New Bedford City Council budget cuts denounced by mayor

NEW BEDFORD — Mayor Jon Mitchell is calling the City Council vote Tuesday to cut $11,046,655 from his $536.3 million proposed budget for the 2025 fiscal year “predictably arbitrary.” Nineteen-year veteran City Councilor Linda Morad responded Wednesday, “There’s nothing unjustified. There was nothing arbitrary about what was done.” She added Mitchell’s approach to this fiscal […]

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Mayor

Mayor and Police Department hold press conference following Sunday morning shooting

Mayor Steven Reed speaks on Sunday morning mass shooting during a press conference at Montgomery Police Department in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Jake Crandall/ Advertiser Interim Police Chief John Hall speaks on Sunday morning mass shooting during a press conference at Montgomery Police Department in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday, June 23, 2024. […]

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City Council

OKC Council honors MAPS 3, Tom McDaniel | #citycouncil

Tom McDaniel reacts as a proclamation naming Scissortail Park after him is read during the Oklahoma City council meeting, Tuesday, June, 18, 2024. SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN Tom McDaniel reacts as a proclamation naming Scissortail Park after him is read during the Oklahoma City council meeting, Tuesday, June, 18, 2024. SARAH PHIPPS/THE OKLAHOMAN Mayor David Holt […]

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Mayor

Selma mayor appoints interim police chief

SELMA − With its current police chief placed on leave by Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr., the Queen City now has an interim police chief. Perkins announced he has appointed Dallas County Sheriff’s Office employee Jonathan T. Cole to the post. The appointment will be in place at least until a decision is made by […]

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