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2021-10-04 20:29:34
by Reece Nations
Wealthy Atlanta District Vying for Cityhood

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its... Read More

ATLANTA — Atlanta’s affluent uptown residential district, Buckhead, is making a push to secede from the city and create its own government. The Georgia Senate’s local government operations committee is set to convene hearings on legislation that would allow Buckhead... Read More

COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect for NYC Teachers, Staff

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members were all supposed to be vaccinated against... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members were all supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rang Monday morning in one of the first school district mandates in the country requiring employees... Read More

2021-10-04 13:37:24
by Dan McCue
City of Salem Poised to Become Massachusetts’ Second Offshore Wind Port

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S.... Read More

SALEM, Mass. - Vineyard Wind, the joint venture seeking to build the first large-scale offshore wind farm off the U.S. coast has entered into a tentative agreement with the City of Salem, Massachusetts and the Crowley Maritime Corp. to build... Read More

In Redistricting, Big Say for Big Cities in DC Power Balance

NEW YORK (AP) — As political muscle goes, bigger doesn't always mean better. Just ask New York, Los Angeles and... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — As political muscle goes, bigger doesn't always mean better. Just ask New York, Los Angeles and Chicago every four years, when those cities become mostly irrelevant blips on the Electoral College map. But as congressional redistricting... Read More

2021-09-15 17:16:52
by Dan McCue
Cleveland Mayoral Contest Now Down to Two

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After months of campaigning in a crowded field, two finalists emerged Tuesday night as the voters’ potential... Read More

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- After months of campaigning in a crowded field, two finalists emerged Tuesday night as the voters’ potential choice to become Cleveland's next mayor.  Justin Bibb, chief strategy officer with technology firm Urbanova, garnered 27.1% of the mayoral... Read More

2021-09-15 16:10:33
by Victoria Turner
Demystifying Smart Cities: The Tech is Here to Deploy Smart Solutions

WASHINGTON -- Cities that have been investing in technology to someday become Smart Cities have been able to react, adapt... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Cities that have been investing in technology to someday become Smart Cities have been able to react, adapt and meet the digital challenges brought on by the pandemic quicker than those that have not, said Patti Zullo, senior... Read More

2021-09-15 16:01:03
by Dan McCue
Boston Voters Send Moderate, Progressive to November Showdown for Mayor

BOSTON, Mass. -- Michelle Wu, an Asian American progressive and Annissa Essaibi George, a moderate, appear to be the last... Read More

BOSTON, Mass. -- Michelle Wu, an Asian American progressive and Annissa Essaibi George, a moderate, appear to be the last candidates left standing after Tuesday’s preliminary mayoral election in Boston, and will now face each other in November when the... Read More

2021-09-14 18:28:49
by Dan McCue
Boston Voters to Choose Next Mayor from Most Diverse Candidate Pool Ever

BOSTON, Mass. -- Voters in Boston are casting their ballots for mayor on Tuesday, choosing from the most diverse mayoral... Read More

BOSTON, Mass. -- Voters in Boston are casting their ballots for mayor on Tuesday, choosing from the most diverse mayoral slate in the city’s fabled history. The Sept. 14 vote, of course, is just the city’s preliminary mayoral election, intended... Read More

2021-09-09 14:09:21
by Dan McCue
DC Would Need to Plant 626K+ Trees Annually to Be Carbon Neutral

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The nation’s capital would need to plant 626,557 trees annually to be a carbon neutral city, a new study finds. The analysis, by comparethemarket.com, pegs Washington, D.C.’s annual carbon emissions at 3,132,786 pounds. It then calculated the number... Read More

Ground Zero Rebuilding Still Unfinished, 20 Years Later

NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Two decades after its destruction in the Sept. 11 attacks, the work to rebuild the World Trade Center complex remains incomplete. Two planned skyscrapers, a performing arts center and a church are still unfinished at the... Read More

Subdued 9/11 Remembrances Reflect Boston's Invisible Scars

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked in a grove of ginkgo trees, a glass cube at Logan International Airport pays tribute to... Read More

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked in a grove of ginkgo trees, a glass cube at Logan International Airport pays tribute to those lost aboard the two jetliners that took off from Boston and were hijacked by terrorists who flew them into... Read More

2021-09-07 16:44:38
by Dan McCue
Ribbon Cut on District’s Biggest Modern Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among... Read More

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton were among the dignitaries who joined descendants of civil rights icon Frederick Douglass for the opening of the new bridge named in... Read More

2021-09-04 18:53:27
by Dan McCue
Fulop Lands on Jersey City Ballot, Seeking Third-Term As Mayor

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- Mayor Steven Fulop appears to be cruising to inclusion on the ballot of November’s gubernatorial... Read More

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey -- Mayor Steven Fulop appears to be cruising to inclusion on the ballot of November’s gubernatorial election.Fulop, a moderate seeking his third term as mayor, submitted more than 6,000 nominating petitions last week, far more than... Read More

2021-09-04 18:10:20
by Tom Ramstack
Minorities Disproportionately Hurt By Climate Change, EPA Says

WASHINGTON -- The harm to health and finances caused by global warming will fall disproportionately on the U.S. minority population,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The harm to health and finances caused by global warming will fall disproportionately on the U.S. minority population, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report released Thursday. Hotter weather will lead to more severe hurricanes, flooding and poorer... Read More

2021-09-03 19:02:31
by Reece Nations
Austin Mayor Joins Pelosi, Doggett to Share ‘Build Back Better’ Progress

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality,... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — As Democrats returned to Capitol Hill poised to make more of the Biden administration’s agenda a reality, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler for an update on the progress... Read More

2021-08-29 12:39:46
by Dan McCue
Early Voting Underway in Cleveland Mayoral Primary

CLEVELAND -- Early voting is now underway in Cleveland, where an unexpectedly robust race for mayor is headed into its... Read More

CLEVELAND -- Early voting is now underway in Cleveland, where an unexpectedly robust race for mayor is headed into its final weeks before a Sept. 14, 2021 primary election. A total of seven candidates are vying to replace Frank Jackson,... Read More

2021-08-25 14:56:41
by Dan McCue
Mayoral Race in St. Petersburg to End in Runoff

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ken Welch, a longtime county commissioner in Pinellas County, Florida, will face Robert Blackmon, a St.... Read More

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ken Welch, a longtime county commissioner in Pinellas County, Florida, will face Robert Blackmon, a St. Petersburg City councilman, in a November runoff that will determine which of the two men is the city’s next mayor.... Read More

2021-08-25 14:18:04
by Dan McCue
Woodfin Cruises to Reelection in Birmingham Mayoral Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin cruised to an easy reelection win Tuesday night by garnering 64% of... Read More

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Birmingham, Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin cruised to an easy reelection win Tuesday night by garnering 64% of the vote and leaving no doubt that a runoff election will be unnecessary this year. In declaring victory at about... Read More

2021-08-20 17:44:20
by Dan McCue
Justice Barrett Gives Green Light to Construction of Obama Presidential Center

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s... Read More

CHICAGO -- A long running effort by local environmentalists to block construction of the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Chicago’s Jackson Park ended on Friday when Justice Amy Coney Barrett declined to intervene in the case. The environmentalists, who collectively... Read More

2021-08-12 19:05:34
by Dan McCue
Chicago’s Top Doc Says ‘No Evidence’ Lollapalooza Was Super Spreader Event

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events,... Read More

CHICAGO -- To anyone still waiting for a sign that it’s safe to attend concerts and other large outdoors events, the weekly update from Chicago’s top medical official on Thursday was good news indeed -- the four-day Lollapalooza festival was... Read More

2021-08-04 15:58:02
by Dan McCue
Seattle Mayoral Race Down to Two As Late Ballots Are Counted

In Seattle, where votes are still being counted, former City Council member Bruce Harrell leads a total of 15 candidates... Read More

In Seattle, where votes are still being counted, former City Council member Bruce Harrell leads a total of 15 candidates with 38% of the vote, while City Council President M. Lorena González has 28% and Colleen Echohawk and Jessyn Farrell... Read More

2021-08-04 15:56:36
by Dan McCue
Incumbent Duggan Handily Wins Detroit Mayoral Primary

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan handily won Tuesday’s nonpartisan primary election in the city, and will square off against second place... Read More

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan handily won Tuesday’s nonpartisan primary election in the city, and will square off against second place finisher, Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams in the November general election. With 100% of precincts reporting, Duggan received 72.5% of the... Read More

2021-08-03 15:11:20
by Dan McCue
NYC to Require Vaccine Proof for Indoor Restaurants, Gyms and Performances

NEW YORK -- New York City will require proof of vaccination for people going to indoor activities like restaurants, gyms... Read More

NEW YORK -- New York City will require proof of vaccination for people going to indoor activities like restaurants, gyms and performances, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The program, one of the first of its kind in the United... Read More

2021-07-31 17:16:42
by Dan McCue
Detroit, Seattle to Hold Nonpartisan Primaries for Mayor

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for... Read More

Seattle and Detroit, the nation’s 18th and 21st largest cities, respectively, according to Politifact, are both holding nonpartisan primaries for mayor on Aug. 3. In Detroit, 10 candidates are running, including incumbent Mike Duggan, who currently is expected to breeze... Read More

2021-07-29 17:41:43
by TWN Staff
DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by... Read More

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where transmission of the coronavirus is high. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... Read More

California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or... Read More

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care... Read More

Wildfires in US West Blowing 'So Much Smoke' into East Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles... Read More

2021-07-20 19:44:02
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The... Read More

Adams' Win in NYC Latest in Surge for Moderate Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party's most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive... Read More

2021-07-07 01:20:57
by Dan McCue
Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential... Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential future in city politics, has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The Associated Press called the race... Read More

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