The race to succeed Scott Sherman on the San Diego City Council has gotten more crowded in the wake of sexual assault and sexual harassment accusations against school trustee Kevin Beiser, who was considered one of the leading candidates.Three new candidates have entered the race, bringing the total to nine – seven Democrats and two Republicans. Sherman, a Republican, can’t run for re-election in 2020 because of term limits.Winning the seat could increase the Democrats’ council majority beyond the current 6-2, giving them more power to set the city’s agenda. The council’s ninth member, Mark Kersey, shifted his party affiliation from Republican to independent this week. District 7, which includes Allied Gardens, Del Cerro, Tierrasanta, Mission Valley and Linda Vista, had 33,800 registered Democrats and 23,800 registered Republicans through April 2. Another 27,300 voters are independents. One of the new candidates is Republican Tom Keliinoi, who has … [Read more...] about New candidates enter San Diego council race in wake of Beiser allegations
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Rachel La Corte, Associated Press Updated 8:14 am PST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo anti-tax activist Tim Eyman, right, wears a sweatshirt with stickers from his I-976 $30 car tabs initiative on it as he attends the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The initiative would cut all car-tab taxes in the state to a $30 flat fee. less In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo anti-tax activist Tim Eyman, right, wears a sweatshirt with stickers from his I-976 $30 car tabs initiative on it as he attends the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the ... more Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this Jan. 10, 2019, photo anti-tax activist Tim Eyman, right, wears a sweatshirt with … [Read more...] about Things to watch in Washington Legislature this year
Detroit Free Press Published 10:30 AM EST Dec 26, 2018 The Detroit Free Press has been "on guard" for 187 years. We take that responsibility very seriously. Our investigative journalists dig to uncover problems in metro Detroit and around Michigan - working to make our communities better. In 2018, the Free Press exposed issues that affect Michigan residents from all walks of life. And our work got results. Keep scrolling to see highlights of our best investigations of the year: University of Michigan pours billions into funds run by contributors’ firms College is getting very expensive, even out of reach for some. So why are the savings accounts at universities across the country bursting at the seams and worth more than $567 billion? The University of Michigan, alone, has stockpiled one of the nation's largest endowments at more than $11 billion. We discovered university officials invested a good chunk of that endowment in hundreds of private funds across … [Read more...] about Local news matters: Free Press was on guard in 2018
Melissa Nann Burke and Beth LeBlanc The Detroit News Published 10:30 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 As he prepares to retire from Congress, two-term U.S. Rep. Dave Trott said it's been a "great honor" to represent Michigan's 11th District, but it's unlikely he'll run for office again. In a recent interview, the Birmingham Republican sounded relieved that he decided not to run for re-election in the competitive district that includes parts of Oakland and Wayne counties. After last month's election, Trott's seat will land in the Democratic hands of Rep.-elect Haley Stevens, who defeated GOP businesswoman Lena Epstein. "If I had run this time it certainly would have been a very difficult election, and I would have spent every waking moment for two years asking everyone I know — and people I don't know — for money," Trott said. "That would have been my two years in Congress, and I just didn't want to do that." Indeed, Trott said his primary … [Read more...] about Insider: GOP Rep. Trott retires to avoid ‘dialing for dollars’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | When Will Tourists Be Able to Return to the Florida Panhandle? Supported by Update Recovery will be slow for many of the vacation spots devastated by Hurricane Michael. But there are some options in the area for vacationers looking for a winter getaway. ByAlexandra S. Levine Nov. 19, 2018 “Our unit is totally gone,” said Michael Allen, a homeowner in Mexico Beach, Fla., one of the towns on the Florida panhandle hit hardest by Hurricane Michael in October. “Our windows were all blown up, pieces of sliding doors all blown out, with these gaping holes between. If you’re outside,” he said, “you can see what’s left of the unit looking inside through what had been a wall. All of the furniture had been strewn away. It’s just terrible.” Mr. Allen, who lives in … [Read more...] about When Will Tourists Be Able to Return to the Florida Panhandle?