State governments

August 30, 2019 - 7:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office says he's reached a deal with apartment owners and developers on legislation that would cap how much they can raise rents each year. The deal announced Friday would cap annual rent increase at 5% plus inflation, with a 10% maximum...
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August 30, 2019 - 10:04 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some state government buildings are on lockdown in Vermont's Capitol complex after a report of a person with a weapon. State buildings Commissioner Christopher Cole tells WCAX News that there was a report from a member of the public that someone was seen going into the...
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Brevard County prepares for the approach of Hurricane Dorian, as well over 100 vehicles lined up at 10:00am for free sandbags being filled by trustees from the Brevard County Jail in the parking lot of Calvary Chapel, a church in Viera West, it was one of several locations offering sandbags. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today via AP)
August 30, 2019 - 1:20 am
MIAMI (AP) — Unsure where Hurricane Dorian is going to land over Labor Day weekend, many Florida residents faced a sense of helplessness as they prepared for what President Donald Trump said could be an "absolute monster" of a storm. "All indications are it's going to hit very hard and it's going...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, former Rep. Mark Sanford speaks with attendees at Rep. Jeff Duncan's annual fundraiser in Anderson, S.C. Sanford is considering a challenge to President Donald Trump, and while he’s acknowledging he faces long odds, he also says he’s survived long odds in his past political career. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
August 29, 2019 - 4:51 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Sanford knows he's a longshot if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump — but he says he's survived long odds in the past. The South Carolina Republican's tenure as governor was rocked by scandal when he disappeared with his Argentinian mistress. Still, he...
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott sits with families of victims and survivors of the Aug. 3 shooting at Walmart in El Paso, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. About 30 representatives from law enforcement and non governmental agencies were on the roundtable discussion of public safety. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 4:24 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday "mistakes were made" when he sent a fundraising mailer that called on supporters to "defend Texas" from illegal immigration, which was dated a day before a gunman targeting Mexicans killed 22 people in El Paso. The letter was condemned...
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August 29, 2019 - 3:06 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Uber and Lyft threated Thursday to spend at least $60 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers. "We remain focused on reaching a deal, and are confident about...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2019 file photo Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey speaks at a news conference in Beauregard, Ala. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is apologizing after a radio interview described her wearing blackface during a college skit in the 1960s. Ivey issued a statement Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 saying that she does not remember the sketch or ever wearing blackface but wanted to “offer my heartfelt apologies for the pain and embarrassment this causes.” (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)
August 29, 2019 - 1:54 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is apologizing after a radio interview described her wearing blackface during a college skit in the 1960s. Ivey issued a statement Thursday saying that she does not remember the sketch or ever wearing blackface but wanted to "offer my heartfelt...
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This GOES-16 satellite image taken Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at 14:20 UTC and provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Dorian, right, moving over open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dorian was expected to grow into a potentially devastating Category 3 hurricane before hitting the U.S. mainland late Sunday or early Monday somewhere between the Florida Keys and southern Georgia. (NOAA via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 1:04 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The college football season opener for Boise State and Florida State will kick off a few hours sooner and a little further inland with discounted ticket prices because of the threat of Hurricane Dorian. Officials announced Thursday that the game will be played Saturday at...
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This Aug. 26, 2019 photo shows Wendy Auger standing by her vehicle in Rochester, N.H. The state Division of Motor Vehicles asked Auger to surrender the plate, which reads "PB4WEGO." The division said phrases related to excretory acts aren't permitted. Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday, Aug. 28, he reached out to the division and "strongly urged them" to allow Auger to keep the plate. Auger, who was appealing the recall, said "I'm stoked."/Foster's Daily Democrat via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 7:52 am
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's governor has stepped in to help a woman keep a 15-year-old vanity license plate showing a common phrase parents say. The state Division of Motor Vehicles asked Wendy Auger to surrender the plate, which reads "PB4WEGO." The division said phrases related to...
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A girl walks on a sandy beach holding a sunflower and her flip flops after the passing of Tropical Storm Dorian, in the Condado district of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. The Hurricane Center said the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 3 storm as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
August 28, 2019 - 9:03 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Dorian moved out over open waters early Thursday after doing limited damage in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, though forecasters warned it was gaining strength and probably would grow into a dangerous storm while heading toward the northern Bahamas and...
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