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  • Politics as Usual

    Gubernatorial debate schedule The campaigns of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf have agreed to hold three debates before the Nov. 4 election: • Sept. 22 at the annual Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce dinner in Hershey. The...
  • Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

    Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters. Nixon's curfew announcement came after...
  • Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts

    Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts
    NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges. Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
  • Curfew, state of emergency declared in Ferguson, Mo.

    After a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Gov. Jay Nixon this afternoon declared a state of emergency and ordered a curfew for the city. The governor said the curfew will start tonight and be in effect from midnight until 5 a.m. He said the curfew is part...
  • Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials

    Brown, Hogan make pitches to county officials
    — Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan promised government officials from across the state Saturday that he would usher in a "new era of state and county cooperation," while Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown vigorously defended Maryland'...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Felony indictment is 'outrageous' and partisan

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry vigorously denounced on Saturday an indictment charging him with abusing his power by targeting the state's ethics watchdog and said his accusers wrongly sought to criminalize the proper dispatch of his duties. “I...
  • "I'm the mayor," claim two men in small Florida town

    MIAMI Fla (Reuters) - Both the sitting mayor and his predecessor in a small town near Miami are claiming the community's top spot after a federal jury this week cleared suspended Mayor Michael Pizzi of corruption charges. Following the acquittal on...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry is indicted, accused of abusing his power

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury Friday, accused of two felony counts of abusing his power by eliminating funds for the state’s ethics watchdog. The byzantine case involves the drunk-driving conviction of a Democratic prosecutor,...
  • Rick Perry on 'Fox News Sunday'; Missouri governor on 3 shows

    The Sunday morning guest list: Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo., will discuss the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and the Ferguson protests on NBC's "Meet the Press," CBS' "Face the Nation" and CNN's "State of the Union." Gov. Rick Perry, who was...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...