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1 hr ago | News Observer

Patrick to sign $1B convention center upgrade bill

Supporters of the expansion say it will increase the center's operating space by more than 50 percent and will help Boston compete for some of the largest and most lucrative conventions in the world.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick

5 hrs ago | KIII


In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.


Related Topix: Maine, Paul LePage, Maine Government, Family, Kids, Deval Patrick

Mon Jul 28, 2014

News Observer

Walker claims taxpayers could lose $25 million

But getting to that figure requires some creative math. The ad focuses on a $12.3 million federal grant awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, under Burke's leadership, to lure Illinois-based Abbott Laboratories to the Kenosha area.


Related Topix: Scott Walker, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Jim Doyle

The Town Talk

Brown takes dig at Perry's Texas guard plan

California Gov. Jerry Brown took a not-so-subtle dig at Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, saying Monday he expects it to be a short-lived measure and that "wiser minds will prevail."


Related Topix: Prison, Texas Government, Texas, Jerry Brown, Rick Perry

Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state's congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.


Related Topix: Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lindsey Graham, Nikki Haley

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is defending his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state's latest higher-education experiment.


Related Topix: Florida, University, FL, University of South Florida, Rick Scott

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Reporter

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.


Related Topix: Sarah Palin, Portsmouth, NH

Times Herald

Democrats, GOP seek edge in legislative primaries

Democratic and Republican leaders are counting on voters in the Aug. 5 primary election to nominate strong slates of candidates for the Michigan Legislature, especially in races for the state House, where the two parties are competitive enough that a shift in the balance of power is a realistic possibility.


Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Politics, Barack Obama

Myrtle Beach Online

California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

The trip, organized by the California Chamber of Commerce, includes a delegation of more than 100 state government, business, economic development, investment and policy leaders.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, Business News

Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

Republicans owned the Independent Party primary. And we now know the full slate of ballot measures for November.


Related Topix: Oregon, US News, John Kitzhaber, Chris Dudley

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, Drugs

Post and Courier

Gov. Nikki Haley to meet with Atlantic Beach officials about Bikefest

Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed.


Related Topix: Nikki Haley, Myrtle Beach, SC

Daily Kos

PA-Gov: Tom Wolf (D), "Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher earners to expand the state's share of public education funding.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tax, Ed Rendell, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy... Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Bob McDonnell

Cybercast News Service

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown


Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. RICHMOND, Va.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Bob McDonnell, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison


Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Hillary Rodham Clinton has dominated talk about the next presidential campaign, but Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is becoming an active voice in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.


Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Martin O'Malley, Terry Branstad

ABC News

Deterrence a Goal and Challenge at Texas Border

Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US National Guard, US Military