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Results confirm winner of northern Alaska legislative race
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A recount is likely after the results of a northern Alaska legislative race showed incumbent Rep. Benjamin Nageak lost by only four votes. The certified results released Tuesday show Dean Westlake won the House District 40 race with 819 votes, compared to Nageak's 815. A previous ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Elections United States Alaska Democratic Party Voting Office Republican Party Voting system
Elgin firefighter injured in vacant warehouse fire
An Elgin firefighter was injured in a vacant warehouse fire Wednesday evening in the northwest suburb.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Firefighter Fire protection Office Fire department Smoke Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire
Feds working with local authorities on evidence-destruction cases
Federal investigators are working with local authorities to untangle the destruction of what prosecutors say could be as many as 21,500 pieces of evidence by the Precinct 4 constable's office that led to erroneous jailing or convictions of more than 150 defendants.
18 points by The Houston Chronicle | Federal Bureau of Investigation Audit United States Department of Justice Office Police Financial audit Auditing Local government
Virginia DMV website now displaying wait time estimates
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia DMV officials have launched a new online tool to help members of the public figure out when the best time to visit their local DMV office is. News outlets that the new system, available at dmvNOW.com , shows how many customers are currently waiting at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Time Virginia English-language films Customer service Washington D.C. The Washington Times Customer Office
Letter: Put up or shut up
Put up or shut upAs a voter in New Hampshire, I’m tired of the continuous rhetoric regarding election fraud. I say it’s time for the president and the governor to put up or shut up. If either one has verifiable proof that voter fraud happened during the 2016 election, then bring that proof to the st...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Shut up Office Election Fraud Bill Clinton Voting Electoral fraud
Senior Portuguese officials stand trial in corruption case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A former Portuguese interior minister and other senior government officials are standing trial in a major case centered on residence permits granted to investors from outside the European Union.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Portugal European Union Portuguese language Spain Europe Official language Office Official
Flint mayor, Michigan governor to discuss water bill credits
LANSING, Mich. — The mayor of Flint is planning to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday to discuss Michigan's decision to withdraw some financial assistance that was originally offered to help the beleaguered city and its residents cope with a man-made public health crisis caused by lead-contaminated tap water.The state announced three weeks ago that it will stop paying a portion of customers' bills and also halt covering Flint's costs to use water from the Great Lakes Water Authority — a move that will save the state more than $2 million per month.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Great Lakes Michigan Office Water quality Water supply Water resources United States Official
Fully, seller of standing desks, opens Maryland base
A firm that sells standing desks and other office furniture has opened its first East Coast location in Baltimore County. Fully, formerly known as Ergo Depot, has opened a showroom and 100,000-square-foot distribution center on Franklin Square Drive in Nottingham. The goal is to expand its reach...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | United States U.S. state Maryland New York City Table East Coast of the United States Office Baltimore
Fatalities reported after mass protest in Baghdad
Eric DuVallFeb. 11 (UPI) -- Multiple people were killed in clashes between Iraqi security forces and protesters during a large rally near the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad.
10 points by UPI | Iraq War United Press International Mahdi Army Iraq Reconstruction of Iraq Police Office Protest
Bill tackles public documents in the internet age
They’re not the sexiest internet finds. But lawmakers, municipal advocates and right-to-know groups all say that public meeting documents have a place on the web.Though some local government documents are posted online in some places, Right To Know New Hampshire president David Saad said they’re usu...
13 points by Concord Monitor | Official Office United States House Committee on the Judiciary Judiciary Legislator
Bills would simplify N.H. right-to-know grievances
Anyone who hits a wall with their right-to-know requests has one avenue for appeal if they believe government officials aren’t properly releasing public records: an expensive and complex legal process.Three bills drafted by a right-to-know advocacy organization that are pending in the House of Repre...
14 points by Concord Monitor | Official United States House Committee on the Judiciary Office Bill Clinton Court Contingent fee Law United States House of Representatives
Police fatally shoot man in Cumberland County

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Maryland Legal professions Magistrate Government occupations Prosecutor Cumberland County New Jersey Office
In his words: What DA Seth Williams has said about ethics lapses
Here's what Williams has had to say over time about the ethics issues.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | 2016 Office Official Political action committee Grand jury Report Ethics Request for Comments
LETTER: Panic on the left over Donald Trump only solidifies his support
So when I see reports of protesters in the streets and angry elected officials saying and doing childish, divisive and stupid things to oppose Mr. Trump and the right, I take it all as a solid confirmation that my beliefs are on the right side.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Office Official Sociology The Streets World Media bias Mass media Right-wing politics
2 Durham police officers, sheriff's deputy hurt in accident
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Officials in Durham say two motorcycle officers and a sheriff's deputy were hurt in a crash in the northern part of the Durham County. Spokeswoman Cammie Michael says Tuesday's accident occurred shortly after 3 p. m. A subsequent statement said the motorcycle officers sustained injuries that ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sheriff North Carolina Deputy sheriff English-language films Coroner Chris Penn The Washington Times Office
Texas Senate unanimously approves ethics bill
By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Senate passed a bill that requires elected officials to disclose their government contracts, prevents lobbyists from concealing which legislators they wine and dine, and targets corruption by revoking pensions of elected officials convicted of felonies related to their office.
8 points by The Houston Chronicle | Official United States Senate Office Legislature Legislatures Lobbying
Texas Senate unanimously approves tougher ethics rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas Senate has unanimously approved a bill aimed at curbing conflicts of interest with elected officials and adding new punishments for those convicted of crimes. Tuesday's vote makes the ethics overhaul the first piece of legislation to clear either chamber this session. The bill requires ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Political corruption Legislatures Office United States Congress Texas Official Texas Senate Conflict of interest
Baton Rouge to begin demolishing flood-damaged homes
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge Officials are preparing to tear down abandoned homes that were damaged from flooding in August. The city-parish said in a news release Monday that officials will start to condemn the abandoned units, with demolition expected to begin on some houses in the coming ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sun Myung Moon Occupational safety and health Public health The Washington Times English-language films Baton Rouge Louisiana Office Health
Hyland to expand headquarters in Westlake, adding 300-plus jobs
Hyland, a provider of software for managing content, announced today plans for 70,000-square-foot addition to support continued business growth. Company officials said they hope to add about 330 jobs with the expansion. WESTLAKE, Ohio -- Hyland, a provider of software for managing content, announced today plans for 70,000-square-foot addition to support continued business growth. The expansion, which breaks ground today, will add a third wing to its research and development center located at 28105 Clemens Road. Officials there estimate the growth will add 330 jobs this year. "This is an exciting time for Hyland. This expansion reflects our continued growth and is one of many initiatives underway to support our growing global customer base," said Bill Priemer, president and CEO at Hyland. "We feel fortunate to be in this position and look forward to welcoming employees, customers and partners to our new space." The addition has a target completion date of May 2018 and will include office space for an additional 400 employees and a state-of-the-art training center. This is the second time in four years that Hyland has expanded its global headquarters. For more information about available positions, visit careers.hyland.com.
3204 points by The Plain Dealer | Customer Time Customer service Office
Baby dies after falling ill in family’s apartment
A 5-month-old girl died Friday at her family’s Astoria apartment, authorities said. Malak Aitouhanni’s parents told police they frantically tried to revive the infant when she apparently fell ill around 3 a.m. The family said they called 911 but decided not to wait for an ambulance — instead jumping into a cab and rushing their...
2 points by New York Post | Death Family Official The Time Office Demography Life National Film Registry
Openly gay mayor of Holyoke receives letter saying, ‘You are going down.’
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse is no stranger to letters criticizing his way of doing things. Add to that tweets, Facebook messages, and phone calls to his office giving feedback — both positive and negative — on his job as an elected official. But a note that arrived at his home address this week was different: […]
90 points by The Boston Globe | Official Massachusetts Office Sound Place name disambiguation pages Telephone Freeware Evolution
For some, Chesco farm a development battlefield
A 322-acre tract of rolling hills, which an official called the "iconic centerpiece" of his Chester County town, has been in developers' sights for decades, and it could soon sprout nearly 400 housing units under plans that Toll Bros. has proposed.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Chester County Pennsylvania Semi-detached Townships in Pennsylvania Town Official Single-family detached home Office
Wheelchair stolen from Brooklyn woman with multiple sclerosis
Cops are asking for the public’s help in finding a heartless thief who swiped Margaret Leon’s electric wheelchair, officials said Thursday.
-2 points by Daily News | Crime Police procedural Question Multiple sclerosis Office Ask.com Law enforcement Week-day names
Puerto Rico hit with islandwide blackout after fire erupts
A big fire erupted at an electricity plant that powers most of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, causing a blackout that swept across the U.S. territory of 3.5 million people. The Electric Power Authority said two transmission ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Federal government of the United States Electricity generation Government United States Office Positions of authority
Live from Springfield, it’s Gov. Rauner’s Facebook Live
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday held the first of what he called regular Facebook Live chats — answering eight previewed questions.
37 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Michael Madigan Facebook Office Illinois House of Representatives Illinois Official
As Harford marks Business Appreciation Week, economic development score card is mixed
Harford County's Office of Economic Development is celebrating local businesses during the office's ninth annual Business Appreciation Week which began Monday and runs through Friday. The annual event comes up at a time, however, when some business leaders in the county are starting question the...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Harford County Maryland Havre de Grace Maryland Aberdeen Proving Ground Susquehanna River Baltimore County Maryland Aberdeen Maryland Cecil County Maryland Office
TV Review: ‘Son of Zorn’
“Son of Zorn” may seem at first glance to have an unusual premise: Its lead character, the muscle-bound Zorn of the title, is animated, as are a few other elements sprinkled throughout the show. However, the majority of the new comedy takes place in live-action settings populated with flesh-and-blood humans. Though a little strange, the... Read more »
-1 points by Variety | Cheryl Hines Office Comedy Emotion Cubicle Hero American television actors Character
Ohio coroner's offices face shortage amid spike in cases
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Coroner's offices in central Ohio are struggling to fill positions as caseloads increase and more doctors seek employment in the private sector. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2c8e8DA ) reports that the number of cases Ohio coroners and medical examiners are dealing with has been on the rise ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Columbus Ohio Coroner Pathology Forensic pathology Office Ohio Autopsy The Columbus Dispatch
Learn what it takes to be a public servant at UNLV series
A five-week public policy leadership series is launching this month for would-be public servants and policy-changers.
4 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Las Vegas Nevada University of Nevada Las Vegas Henderson Nevada North Las Vegas Nevada Office Las Vegas Beltway
Owner refinances Merchandise Mart debt in $675 million deal
Merchandise Mart owner Vornado Realty Trust has refinanced debt on the booming office building in a $675 million deal. The five-year, interest-only loan allows Vornado, which will retire a prior $550 million loan, to pocket $124 million in net proceeds after closing costs, according to the New York company. Vornado paid $550 million in cash […]
1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Merchandise Mart Real estate Vornado Realty Trust Art Deco Chicago Kennedy family Loan Office