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North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse
North Carolina
North Carolina City Removes Confederate Statue From Historic Courthouse
2019-03-13 00:37:34
by Dan McCue

The city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina removed a Confederate statue from the grounds of an historic courthouse Tuesday morning, bringing an end to a legal battle with the preservationist United Daughters of The Confederacy. The 30-foot high monument had stood... Read More

In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point
Georgia
In Georgia, Abortion Vote Is a Possible Political Turning Point

ATLANTA — In unison, 20 House Democrats stood and turned their backs on a Republican colleague as he made an emotional and ultimately successful plea to pass one of the strictest abortion bills in the country. Just minutes before, in... Read More

California Has Become Battleground for the Protection of Consumer Privacy Rules
California
California Has Become Battleground for the Protection of Consumer Privacy Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A landmark California law signed last year to enact the strongest privacy rules in the country and regulate the online marketplace of personal data is caught in a tug of war between industry lobbyists who want to... Read More

New Milwaukee County Sheriff Says Office Will No Longer Share Information With ICE
Wisconsin
New Milwaukee County Sheriff Says Office Will No Longer Share Information With ICE

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has changed rapidly since it got a new sheriff, including a policy to stop the sharing of information with federal immigration agents that would help them determine whether inmates were eligible to be deported. Sheriff... Read More

More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid
Puerto Rico
More Than a Year Later, the US and Puerto Rico Fight Over Every Dollar of Hurricane Aid

MIAMI— Seventeen months after Hurricane Maria, the remote Puerto Rican island of Vieques is still waiting for federal money to rebuild its hospital. It won’t arrive in time to give Zuleima Nieves peace of mind. She and Vieques’ other 9,000... Read More

Maryland High Court Reinstates ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed’s Conviction
Maryland
Maryland High Court Reinstates ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed’s Conviction

BALTIMORE — Maryland’s highest court has determined that Adnan Syed does not deserve a new trial, reversing the opinion of a lower appellate court and reinstating Syed’s conviction in the murder of Hae Min Lee. The 20-year-old case shot to... Read More

Hawley Insider Had Seat at Table in Secretary of State Inquiry That Cleared Senator
Missouri
Hawley Insider Had Seat at Table in Secretary of State Inquiry That Cleared Senator

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A top lieutenant and campaign donor to Josh Hawley was allowed to sit in on interviews conducted as part of the investigation into whether the Missouri Republican illegally used government resources to support his successful bid... Read More

Nevada Asks Ninth Circuit to Block Plutonium Shipments
Nevada
Nevada Asks Ninth Circuit to Block Plutonium Shipments
2019-03-06 23:17:58
by Dan McCue

Nevada is asking the Ninth Circuit to block the Trump administration from making further shipments of weapons-grade plutonium into the state, contending the White House is intent to turn it into "the nation's radioactive dump." In a filing in the... Read More

North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do
Elections
North Carolina Election Saga Continues as State Board Sets Date for Election Re-Do
2019-03-06 00:24:38
by TWN Staff

The ongoing saga in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District will drag on until at least September 10, after the state Elections Board unanimously voted on Monday to re-do the election. Last November’s general election saw Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat... Read More

Broke, a Sheriff in Appalachian Coal Country Struggles to Provide Law and Order
Kentucky
Broke, a Sheriff in Appalachian Coal Country Struggles to Provide Law and Order

INEZ, Ky. — Before making a wave of cutbacks across his department, Martin County Sheriff John Kirk delivered a grim warning to residents of this hardscrabble Appalachian community. “Law enforcement as we have known for the last four years will... Read More

For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
Energy
For New Bedford, Massachusetts, Creation of First Offshore Wind Farm in US Means Jobs
2019-03-02 01:13:24
by TWN Staff

Long ignored in the United States, offshore wind energy is poised to become a new economic engine in New Bedford, Massachusetts that will bring thousands of jobs and launch a new major industry along the eastern seaboard. During the 19th... Read More

Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung
Kentucky
Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A coal company manager took part in cheating on tests designed to protect miners from contracting deadly black lung disease, a federal grand jury has charged. The grand jury issued a new indictment adding Glendal “Buddy” Hardison... Read More

Mark Harris Will Not Run in North Carolina’s 9th District Special Election
North Carolina
Mark Harris Will Not Run in North Carolina’s 9th District Special Election

WASHINGTON — Less than a week after his surprise call for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th District, Republican Mark Harris announced he will not be a candidate in that contest. Harris, the 2018 GOP nominee for... Read More

16 States Sue Trump Administration Over National Emergency Declaration
In The States
16 States Sue Trump Administration Over National Emergency Declaration

Sixteen states filed a lawsuit Monday against the Trump administration, decrying the declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border as unnecessary and unconstitutional. “On Presidents Day,... Read More

Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It
Washington
Washington Voters Approved a Tough New Gun Law, But Some County Sheriffs Won’t Enforce It

In November, Washington state voters passed new gun regulations with nearly 60 percent of the vote. But it turns out that the voters might not have had the last word. In at least 13 mostly rural counties across the state... Read More

A Big Earthquake Would Topple Countless Buildings
California
A Big Earthquake Would Topple Countless Buildings

The Northridge earthquake that hit 25 years ago offered alarming evidence of how vulnerable many types of buildings are to collapse from major shaking. It toppled hundreds of apartments, smashed brittle concrete structures and tore apart brick buildings. Read More

Judge Blames Deadly California Wildfires on PG&E’s Uninsulated Power Conductors
California
Judge Blames Deadly California Wildfires on PG&E’s Uninsulated Power Conductors

A federal judge Thursday blamed uninsulated power conductors owned by PG&E for the bulk of Northern California’s wildfires the past two years – including the deadly Camp fire in Butte County – adding to the legal woes the utility is ... Read More

The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
In The States
The Government Shutdown: Stories from the States
2019-01-16 01:21:47
by TWN Staff

If there is one thing that has become clear over the past few days, it’s that people across the United States are being impacted in real and painful ways by the protracted government shutdown. With no end in... Read More

Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights
Kansas
Laura Kelly Sworn In as Kansas Governor, Promising a New Chapter After Partisan Fights

Laura Jeanne Kelly became the 48th governor of Kansas on Monday, promising a new chapter for the state based on compromise. Kelly’s inauguration places the governor’s office back in the hands of Democrats after eight years... Read More

A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
Spotlight
A Failed State, How Illinois' Opioid Crisis Collided With a Political Crisis
2019-01-09 01:51:50
by Bill Myers

For a long time, the police of Ronald Reagan’s hometown did their best to arrest their way out of their drug problem. It became a war of attrition — and the opioids won. A few years ago, Lee County authorities ... Read More

The Orca and the Orca Catcher
Washington
The Orca and the Orca Catcher

He saw the orca looming, so close, in the sea pen hastily welded together for the more-than 400-mile tow to Seattle. “I dive down and oh God, there is this shadow four feet away, looking at me,” said Ted Griffin, ... Read More

TX-06: Ron Wright (R)
Texas
TX-06: Ron Wright (R)
2019-01-02 02:47:15
by TX-06: Ron Wright (R)

Ron Wright is a sixth generation resident of Tarrant County.  After graduating from Azle High School in 1971, he moved to Arlington to attend UTA.  He has been active in political affairs and community service work for... Read More

MD-06: David Trone (D)
Maryland
MD-06: David Trone (D)
2019-01-02 02:46:06
by MD-06: David Trone (D)

David Trone’s story is an American story. Born in Cheverly, Maryland, David’s mother was a teacher and his father was a salesman for Trans World Airlines (TWA). When David was 11, his dad moved the family to a... Read More

MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)
Massachusetts
MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)
2019-01-02 02:44:01
by MA-03: Lori Trahan (D)

I am Lori Trahan, your Democratic Nominee for Congress in MA-03. I am honored to have the opportunity to honor the legacy of Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Her dedication to the people of our community, our veterans... Read More

MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)
Michigan
MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)
2019-01-02 02:41:58
by MI-13: Rashida Tlaib (D)

Rashida Tlaib is the mother of two boys and the oldest of 14 children, born and raised in Detroit. She is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools and the daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents. Rashida made history... Read More

SC-04: William Timmons (R)
South Carolina
SC-04: William Timmons (R)
2019-01-02 02:40:48
by SC-04: William Timmons (R)

William Timmons is an attorney and entrepreneur living in Greenville. He is the State Senator for District 06 in South Carolina. In four years with the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office, he prosecuted crimes including murder... Read More

TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
Texas
TX-21: Chip Roy (R)
2019-01-02 02:39:08
by TX-21: Chip Roy (R)

Chip Roy is a genuine conservative, a committed husband and father and a true patriot with extensive experience in both the private sector and public service. Most recently, Chip served as the Vice President of Strategy... Read More

TN-06: John Rose (R)
Tennessee
TN-06: John Rose (R)
2019-01-02 02:36:33
by TN-06: John Rose (R)

I am a lifelong Tennessean and a lifelong resident of Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. This is my home. In fact, I am the eighth generation in my family to farm in Temperance Hall, a small community in DeKalb County. Read More

MA-07: Ayanna Pressley (D)
Massachusetts
MA-07: Ayanna Pressley (D)
2019-01-02 02:35:19
by MA-07: Ayanna Pressley (D)

Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and survivor. Her election to the Boston City Council in 2009 marked the first time a woman of color was elected to the Council in its 100-year history. This laid... Read More

IN-06: Greg Pence (R)
Indiana
IN-06: Greg Pence (R)
2019-01-02 02:34:00
by IN-06: Greg Pence (R)

Greg Pence is a proud husband, grandfather, Marine officer and small businessman. He is an unwavering pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and faith-driven conservative whose roots in the Sixth District date back nearly 60 years. Read More

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