State governments

In this photo taken July 4, 2018, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., shakes hands as she walks in the Johnson 4th of July Parade in Johnson, Wash. McMorris Rodgers has been sharply attacking Lisa Brown (not shown), her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary election. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 27, 2018 - 2:31 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is sharply attacking her presumed Democratic opponent in the run-up to August's primary, calling Lisa Brown "dangerously liberal" as the incumbent heads into what is expected to be a tough re-election campaign. A television ad on...
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, second from right, is introduced to applause from Republican gubernatorial nominee and Secretary of State Brian Kemp, third from left, during a unity rally, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Peachtree Corners, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 26, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams returned to the campaign trail Thursday, where their approaches proved just as different as their starkly contrasting policies. Kemp, hoping to unite his party on the heels of a...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2007, file photo, workers with the Pebble Mine project test drill in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska, near the village of Iliamma. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine near a major Alaska salmon fishery, despite a request from the state's governor to halt the review. Gov. Bill Walker has said the company behind the proposed Pebble Mine had yet to show that the project is feasible or realistic. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)
July 26, 2018 - 8:59 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine located near a major salmon fishery in Alaska, despite a request from the state's governor that the review be halted. Gov. Bill Walker, in a letter co-signed by Lt...
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July 26, 2018 - 7:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling was a big victory for hourly workers in California...
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July 26, 2018 - 6:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Attacks on Kris Kobach by the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kansas governor's race are giving the in-your-face conservative a message to hammer home in the Republican primary. Kobach is the Kansas secretary of state and has made the ACLU a political foil for years in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, Gurbir Grewal is sworn in before testifying in front of the senate judiciary committee in Trenton, N.J. WKXW-FM radio hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to Grewal, the state's attorney general, as "turban man" on air, Wednesday, July 25, The Record reports. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP, File)
July 25, 2018 - 10:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey radio hosts are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to the state's attorney general as "turban man" on air. The Record reports WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco made the comments Wednesday while discussing Gurbir Grewal's recent order to...
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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with reporters about a new report detailing an increase in drug overdose deaths on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky. (AP Photo/Adam Beam)
July 25, 2018 - 6:14 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Since 2011, a year when Kentucky was flooded with 371 million doses of opioid painkillers, state officials have cracked down on pain clinics, sued pharmaceutical companies and limited how many pills doctors can prescribe. The result is nearly 100 million fewer opioid...
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July 25, 2018 - 1:49 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loyalty to President Donald Trump tops the Republican checklist in the governor's race in Tennessee, right up there with championing gun rights and low taxes and decrying abortion. In TV ads and debates, the four leading GOP candidates are lauding Trump and his wall-building...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial runoff candidate Brian Kemp hugs a supporter while making his way through a crowd after giving a victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 25, 2018 - 3:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans tapped Brian Kemp to face Democrat Stacey Abrams in the Georgia governor's race, setting a November matchup that will test history and highlight the widening gulf between two major parties moving further apart in style and substance in the era of President Donald...
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In this Feb. 28, 2018 photo, Rep. Jason Spencer, of Woodbine, speaks at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Spencer is seen using racial slurs and dropping his pants in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series "Who Is America?". In the Sunday, July 22, broadcast, Spencer repeatedly uses a racial slur for African Americans and later exposes his bottom after being told it helps scare away Muslim terrorists. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 25, 2018 - 1:38 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says the state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen's new cable TV series will resign. Spokesman Kaleb McMichen tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday that Rep. Jason...
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