Local governments

June 05, 2019 - 2:19 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Oakland voting to decriminalize magic mushrooms (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Oakland has become the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after speakers testified that psychedelics had helped them overcome depression, drug addiction and post-traumatic...
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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, center, pauses while making remarks as he held a press conference dealing with gun violence that was attended by a large number of legislators and activists inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The governor issued an executive order calling for a special session of the legislature later this month to deal with the situation. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 5:44 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers." Northam,...
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Rabbi Israel Zoberman, left, embraces churchgoer Pamela Johnson after a vigil at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in response to a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 03, 2019 - 7:03 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach employee who shot and killed 12 people at a municipal building gave no hint of the massacre to come when he emailed his resignation letter earlier in the day, saying that he was leaving for "personal reasons" but that "it has been a pleasure to serve."...
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In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 photo, a passing bicyclist pauses to watch supporters of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock as they pause for a picture during a rally for the incumbent in Denver. Hancock, who is seeking his third, four-year term as mayor, is facing Jamie Giellis in a runoff Tuesday. (AP Photo/James Anderson)
June 03, 2019 - 5:01 pm
DENVER (AP) — A campaign for Denver mayor that culminates with a runoff on Tuesday has been dominated by feisty debate over how to manage a decade-long economic and population boom that has transformed the face of the city. The officially nonpartisan election pits two-term incumbent Michael Hancock...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019 file photo Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a press conference in Cheyenne, Wyo. The mayor of Wyoming's capital city said Monday, June 3, 2019 that Gordon "got in her face" and "used his physical presence in an aggressive and threatening manner" during a meeting last week between the two Republicans. (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP,File)
June 03, 2019 - 4:50 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon used foul language and "his physical presence in an aggressive and threatening manner" in a meeting with the mayor of Wyoming's capital city, the mayor said Monday. Gordon slammed his fists on a table and shouted "F--- you, mayor" in the meeting last...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, center, attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting Saturday, June 1, 2019 in Virginia Beach, Va. DeWayne Craddock, a longtime city employee, opened fire at the municipal building Friday before police shot and killed him, authorities said. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 1:31 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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A cruise ship passes by St. Mark's Square filled with tourists, in Venice, Italy, Sunday, June 2, 2019. Groups that want to ban cruise ships on Venice's busy canals say a collision that injured four tourists has served as a wake-up call. Opponents say cruise ships are out-of-scale for Venice, cause pollution, threaten the lagoon's ecosystem and dangerous. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
June 03, 2019 - 12:28 pm
MILAN (AP) — Cruise industry officials have long insisted ship accidents wouldn't happen in Venice's busy Giudecca Canal. They said guiding tugboats and technology would ensure safety. The 65,500-ton cruise ship that crashed into a much smaller riverboat docked in the canal on Sunday proved them...
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A woman who did not wish to be identified writes a note on the back of a cross for Michelle Langer, a victim of a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va., at a nearby makeshift memorial, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 02, 2019 - 8:03 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who attacked his colleagues at a Virginia Beach government office building resigned by email hours before the shooting, a city official said Sunday as authorities sought a motive in the assault that killed 12 people. Officials gave no indication why 40-year-old...
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Ned Carlstrom is shown at his home in Chesapeake, Va., Sunday, June 2, 2019. Carlstrom told The Associated Press on Sunday that he locked eyes with the shooter, DeWayne Craddock, twice but didn’t exchange any words. He can only guess why Craddock killed 12 people but spared him, never even pointing a gun at him. Carlstrom said he initially thought Craddock was pretending to be an active shooter for a drill because his gun looked like a prop, and he didn’t point it at him. The harrowing reality set in when Carlstrom looked outside and saw police officers drag away a fatally wounded contractor. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
June 02, 2019 - 4:47 pm
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Even after the gunfire erupted, Ned Carlstrom thought the shooting at the Virginia Beach government building where he works was an elaborately staged drill for city employees. He crossed paths with the gunman three times — and survived. Reality set in when Carlstrom looked...
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A woman who did not wish to be identified kneels beside a cross for Michelle Langer, a victim of a mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach, Va., at a nearby makeshift memorial, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 02, 2019 - 3:39 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A Virginia Beach city employee who survived a deadly shooting at a government building says he was face-to-face with the gunman during the rampage and yelled at him to stop. Account clerk...
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