Municipal elections

A woman attends a vigil for student Chow Tsz-Lok in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Chow Tsz-Lok, the Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters died Friday in a rare fatality in five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
November 09, 2019 - 9:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Police in Hong Kong said Saturday that they have arrested and charged six pro-democracy lawmakers, a move that could escalate public fury a day after the death of a university student linked to months of anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Protesters...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO KHALID INSTEAD OF KAHLID - Safiya Khalid speaks at a candidates forum at Geiger Elementary School in Lewiston, Maine. Lewiston, a city in Maine that is home to thousands of African newcomers, elected Khalid, a Somali American to its city council after she soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 4:51 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The second-largest city in Maine, home to thousands of African newcomers, has elected a Somali American to its city council following a campaign that was marred by racist attacks and threats fueled by social media. Safiya Khalid, 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on...
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FILE - In this April, 20, 2019, file photo, public works employee Jerry Brooks changes a street sign from The Paseo to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Kansas City, Mo. More than 50 years after King was assassinated, the city's efforts to honor the civil rights leader has met opposition from citizens opposed to the renaming of The Paseo, one of the city's iconic boulevards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 06, 2019 - 7:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority...
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File-In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. In Seattle's City Council races retail giant Amazon made unprecedented donations totaling about $1.5 million to a political action committee that supported a slate of candidates perceived to be friendlier to business, but early returns suggest the company could end up with fewer allies on the Council. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 06, 2019 - 6:49 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon poured $1.5 million into an effort to overhaul Seattle's City Council this year. It didn't deliver. Though many votes remain to be counted, early returns suggest the online retail giant and other business interests will have fewer obvious allies on the Council than at any time...
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A protester prepares to hurl a molotov cocktail toward police during clashes in Hong Kong, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Riot police fired multiple rounds of tear gas and used water cannons Saturday to swiftly break up a rally in downtown Hong Kong by thousands of masked protesters demanding meaningful autonomy after Beijing indicated it could tighten its grip on the Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
November 02, 2019 - 8:00 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Anti-government protesters attacked the Hong Kong office of China's official news agency in a show of anger against Beijing after chaos broke out downtown on Saturday, with police firing tear gas to repel gasoline bombs. Streets in the upscale Causeway Bay shopping area and nearby...
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In this Sept. 2, 2019 photo, Mayor Sylvester Turner speaks as Tony Buzbee, left, listens during a mayoral candidate forum for the 2019 election in Houston. As Turner seeks a second term, he’s hoping to use residents’ antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him beat Turner, his biggest challenger. Crimes rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and the pace of the city’s recovery after Hurricane Harvey are among the issues that have come up in the race. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)
November 02, 2019 - 8:22 am
HOUSTON (AP) — As Houston's mayor seeks a second term, he's hoping to use residents' antipathy toward President Donald Trump to help him win. While crime rates, allegations of City Hall corruption and flooding have been some of the issues discussed in the mayoral race, Trump has also become part of...
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In this April 14, 2019, photo, Pete Buttigieg, right, is joined by Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, as announces that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a rally in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 31, 2019 - 5:45 am
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60...
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October 30, 2019 - 1:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Amazon's contributions to the Seattle City Council elections, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of a council member. It is Lorena González, not Gonzáles. A corrected version of the story is below: Amazon hopes $1.5 mil elects pro-business Seattle...
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Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong speaks during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Hong Kong authorities disqualified high-profile pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local council elections, in the latest sign of deepening division in the semiautonomous Chinese city wracked by months of protests. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 29, 2019 - 5:24 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities barred pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from an election as the city's leader warned Tuesday that months of violent protests have pushed the city to the brink of recession. In comments likely to further anger protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said there...
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A Kashmiri village council candidate Ghulam Hassan Rather shows the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote, outside a polling station on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019. Village council elections are being conducted Thursday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, but the absence of mainstream local politicians leaves worry the polls will install puppets of the central Hindu-nationalist government that revoked the disputed region's semi-autonomous status in early August. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
October 24, 2019 - 7:47 pm
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Village council elections were held Thursday across Indian-controlled Kashmir, with the detention of many mainstream local politicians and a boycott by most parties prompting expectations that the polls will install supporters of the central Hindu nationalist-led government...
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