State governments

FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets the audience as he arrives to deliver a speech in Singapore. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
August 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are paying tribute to Sen. John McCain as a "skilled, tough politician" who often set aside partisanship "to do what he thought was...
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Devin Del Palacio, second from right, a Democrat running for the Arizona House of Representatives, speaks during an African-American candidates forum along with Democrat mayoral candidate Tim Seay, left, Justice of the Peace candidate Sharon Sauls, second from left, and Democrat candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission Kiana Maria Sears, right, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. They join at least 30 African-Americans running for local, state and federal office in Arizona this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 25, 2018 - 11:41 am
PHOENIX (AP) — At least 30 African-Americans are running for offices in Arizona this year, a milestone that some political observers say is a result of increased engagement and a new pipeline of leadership. State Rep. Reginald Bolding is one of two African-American lawmakers currently serving in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A lobbyist for the California Nurses Association has filed a complaint with the California Senate alleging Anderson threatened her with violence at a Sacramento restaurant Aug. 13, 2018. The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties and after-work events, which have been the scene of some sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced after the #MeToo reckoning hit the California capitol last fall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties to toast victories and raise campaign cash, with more a dozen capital bars and restaurants hosting soirees on the busiest nights. After-hours events have been the scene of some of the most egregious...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:28 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a report about two women's accounts to police alleging sexual misconduct by Wynn. Clark County District Court Judge Ronald Israel's written order on...
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This Thursday, April 6, 2017 photo shows Old Main on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. The University of Arizona has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding over the past two decades from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show a psychology professor on the Tucson campus has received money from the Maryland-based Pioneer Fund even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving its support. (Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 7:13 pm
The University of Arizona has accepted years of funding from a foundation infamous for promoting research linking race and intelligence — even after other universities and organizations, including white nationalist groups, stopped receiving support from the group, records show. A University of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the 2018 Ohio Republican Party State Dinner, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 24, 2018 - 6:59 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio's fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about "negative, nasty" Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would "destroy your state." Trump praised the slate of Republican candidates...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. Verizon Senior Vice President Mike Maiorana says the service restrictions were removed as of Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, and include Hawaii, where emergency crews have rescued people from areas flooded by Hurricane Lane. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 24, 2018 - 3:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A nationwide telecommunications company rolled out changes Friday as state lawmakers said they were outraged to learn that Verizon slowed Northern California firefighters' internet service while they battled what became the state's largest-ever wildfire. Verizon said it...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, Amanda Cahill of the American Heart Association speaks to a rally in support of a ballot initiative to raise Montana's tobacco taxes in Helena, Mont. Cahill says the tobacco industry is attempting to deceive voters about the measure as an industry-funded group launches a massive ad blitz against the initiative. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
August 24, 2018 - 3:25 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group funded by the tobacco industry has launched a massive ad blitz against a ballot initiative to fund Montana's Medicaid expansion program and other health programs by raising the cigarette tax by $2 per pack and taxing vaping products for the first time. Montanans Against...
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In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable on the "Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act" in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. His mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation’s premiere swing state. But when Trump steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he steps into a state _ and a Republican Party _ deeply divided by his presidency. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
August 24, 2018 - 1:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's mission is to rally Republicans behind GOP candidates in the nation's premier swing state. But when he steps into battleground Ohio on Friday, he's entering a state — and a Republican Party — deeply divided by his presidency. The Republican president...
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This undated photo provided by the Rogers For Congress campaign shows Wendy Rogers, a Republican candidate for Congress in Arizona's vast 1st District. In one of the country's largest congressional districts, three Republican candidates who tout connections to President Donald Trump want the chance to unseat the Democratic incumbent. Wendy Rogers, Steve Smith and Tiffany Shedd have been traveling the vast district that takes in Arizona's high country, low desert and tribal land ahead of the Aug. 28 primary election. Whoever wins will face incumbent Democrat Tom O'Halleran in the November general election. (Rogers For Congress via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 12:14 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three candidates are competing to become the Republican nominee in a vast congressional district that takes in Arizona's high country, low desert and tribal land. The 1st Congressional District was drawn to be competitive, but it has leaned Democrat since the new outlines...
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