State legislature

File-This combination of May 20, 2018, file photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. A predominantly black county in rural Georgia is facing a nationwide backlash over plans to close about 75 percent of its voting locations ahead of the November election. Officials have fired a consultant, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, after widespread opposition erupted over a proposal to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county, the county’s lawyer said Thursday. Randolph County lawyer Tommy Coleman gave The Associated Press a letter he sent Wednesday to consultant Mike Malone ending the contract. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 6:44 pm
CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — Officials in a predominantly black Georgia county fired a consultant amid widespread backlash to a proposal that would close most polling places in the area three months ahead of a potentially historic election. Consultant Mike Malone had advocated consolidating the polling...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Layoffs came in waves at Westin Automotive's Minnesota plant as production shifted to low-wage factories in Asia, ultimately pushing more than 200 U.S. workers — many over age 50 — out of once-reliable jobs. Despite the move a decade ago, Westin remains a chief supplier of auto...
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FILE - This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nation’s largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich is interviewed following his primary victory Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Begich, a former U.S. Senator, advances to the general election and is expected to face incumbent Gov. Bill Walker and former state senator Mike Dunleavy. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
August 22, 2018 - 4:21 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The race for Alaska governor looks to be a three-man contest, though some are still seeking to pressure the Democratic challenger to bow out. That Democrat, Mark Begich, said he's not going anywhere: "I'm in the race," he said. During Tuesday's primary, Republican former...
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Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a candidate for Alaska's governor, talks with a reporter at a Republican party held at the Aviator Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Marc Lester /Anchorage Daily News via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 3:23 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska, setting the stage for what's expected to be a three-way fight for the office this fall. He topped a crowded field in Tuesday's GOP primary that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who...
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleay reaches out by phone Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Dunleavy, a former state senator, is one of seven Republicans vying in the Alaska Primary. The winner advances to the general election and is expected to face incumbent Gov. Bill Walker, an independent, and former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
August 22, 2018 - 2:43 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 10:39 p.m. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy has won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska. The Wasilla Republican on Tuesday topped a crowded field that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell. Dunleavy in...
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Rob Statham does some last-minute stumping on a Cheyenne street for Wyoming governor candidate Foster Friess, who is one of six GOP candidates running for the job in next week's primary election Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Statham says he particularly likes how Friess advocates for transparency in government spending. (AP Photo/Bob Moen)
August 21, 2018 - 11:51 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on Wyoming's primary election (all times local): 9:48 p.m. Wyoming Secretary of State Mark Gordon has won a fiercely contested GOP primary to replace Republican Gov. Matt Mead. Gordon won the nomination Tuesday against five opponents, including GOP mega-donor Foster...
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This undated photo provided by David Min shows the then-candidate for the House of Representatives in California in the June 2018 California primary. The FBI has launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers. Laptops used by senior staffers for then-candidate Min in Orange County's 45th Congressional District were found infected with malware in March 2018. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the FBI also is investigating a cyberattack on Hans Keirstead, who was a candidate in the 48th District. In both cases, it wasn't clear who was responsible. (Min For Congress via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 8:34 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Topeka, Kan., to formalize their campaign for governor. A Democratic legislative leader’s aide is challenging Orman’s right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning. Attorney...
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August 20, 2018 - 6:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about child sex abuse allegations in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, The Associated Press erroneously reported how a bill passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2016 would have changed state law. The legislation would have allowed lawsuits to be...
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