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Authorities were called to Fort Myers Beach on April 9 and found Hutchinson dead, with gunshot wounds. Investigators believe Riess used the same gun to kill her husband and Hutchinson, and that she killed the woman to assume her identity. Surveillance video showed Riess smiling and talking with ...
Midwestern states like Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan stand to lose to fast-growing states like Florida and Texas. It wouldn't take much. The deciding factor could be between 10,000 and 30,000 people, according to the most recent projections by Election Data Services, a consulting company that works on redistricting.

Raul Castro is stepping down from Cuba's presidency, but he isn't giving up power. The 86-year-old former guerrilla remains head of Cuba's Communist Party, a position that leaves him with broad authority — including much oversight of the man who is replacing him as president. He is expected to hold the ...
The secretaries, who are the top election officials in their states, met with bill sponsors James Lankford, R-Okla., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., in person and via phone Monday to ... State secretaries from Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico participated in the meeting.
"The theme for all the marches this year is accountability, making sure that all of our elected officials are held accountable in terms of being able to ... Since Paulsen told Minnesota Public Radio in 2008 that he wasn't "smart enough to know" whether or not humans are contributing to global warming, his ...
Two senators sponsoring legislation to secure digital election systems from cyberattacks are meeting Monday with state officials on the details of their ... These officials include NASS president and Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (R), Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler (R), Minnesota ...

School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year. The $50 ... Mark Dayton wants lawmakers to make the funds permanent this year using part of Minnesota's $329 million budget surplus. ... Dayton is not running for re-election in 2018.
At the local level, these cuts would have meant the elimination of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and would have posed other threats to Minnesota's environment and the health of its ... Minnesotans should be thankful to have elected officials like McCollum leading the way to protect the programs that keep us safe.
Claiming he's accomplished a "heckuva lot," House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will not run for re-election and will retire next year, ... On Wednesday morning, he called the president and the vice president and informed the rest of his staff before going to the conference meeting, officials ...
Police have set procedures for responding to domestic violence, but when one of their own or a high-ranking public official is accused, guidelines for handling these potentially conflict-laden calls are rare in Minnesota. Measures introduced this legislative session would require all of Minnesota's 400-plus ...
Budgets are balanced annually, and we are in the unusual position (compared to other cities) in that ongoing road and sewer upgrades are planned in the annual budget and thus not paid for via extra assessments on our impacted neighbors. Transparency already exists in Minnetonka, and if elected, I will ...
Authorities working with Mueller chose a similar tactic last summer when they raided the home of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who was ... Several former officials at the Federal Election Commission have said the payment appears to be a violation of campaign finance laws, and multiple ...
When it comes to the open meeting law, state officials say, the 11 miles separating an out-of-town hotel and St. Anthony City Hall can make all the difference. The state Department of Administration has found that St. Anthony city officials violated the state's open-meeting law in January when they held their ...
Federal funding for election security comes at a critical time—just seven months before the 2018 midterm elections—and after months of congressional ... In March, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon (D) announced that Minnesota would begin providing cybersecurity training to election officials.
Senators are grilling top intelligence and election officials Wednesday on Capitol Hill, as they continue to investigate how to better secure voting systems in the U.S.. The hearing before the Senate intelligence committee comes a day after the panel released a list of recommendations to enhance security, ...
The security of the state's election systems was behind a four-year funding request aimed at modernizing potentially vulnerable systems. ... (TNS) — Citing national security officials' warnings that Minnesota's voter database had already been targeted by elements “at the behest of the Russian government,” ...
Does the First Amendment allow a state to prohibit voters from wearing “political” apparel, such as T-shirts and buttons, in the voting booth on Election Day? ... Just prior to the November 2010 election, several individuals and organizations, including Minnesota Voters Alliance (MVA), sued state officials to ...

The Trump administration is laying sanctions on 38 Russian oligarchs, government officials and business entities, citing "the Kremlin's malign ... much as 20 million euros at a time in suitcases, in addition to conducting more conventional funds transfers – without reporting the money to French tax authorities.
The Democratic memo argues the warrants for surveillance of Page included evidence that Russia was interfering in the election, that Russia had made outreach to Trump campaign officials, that Page had a history with Russian intelligence and that Page was involved in "suspicious activities" during a trip ...
Election officials in states like Virginia say some vendors have refused to comply with their requests for cooperation in locating vulnerabilities. ... Security subcommittee, is the lead sponsor on a bipartisan bill that would direct vendors operating election systems to report cyberattacks to the authorities.
It is not too late to protect northern Minnesota from a catastrophic, irreversible decision that does not have the consent of downstream communities. The DNR is now accepting comments on the draft permit to mine for PolyMet. Please comment before March 6, and tell the DNR, elected officials, and ...
A decision in the case is expected by June, approximately two months before Minnesota voters go to the polls for the state's primary elections in August. Until then, election officials and groups like MVA will be watching the Supreme Court closely, as will their counterparts in the nine other states that have ...
The disclosures and headlines about election-related hacking outside of Minnesota are a reminder of what could happen if we're not careful. The risks are not going away any time soon. In fact, intelligence officials from the Department of Homeland Security have told me that we should be prepared for even ...
Eight months ahead of the 2018 midterms, and over a year since Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 elections, many state and and local election officials are still concerned about guarding their voting systems against breaches. One of the most basic safeguards is a paper record of each vote -- a paper trail.
Weeks before the first U.S. primaries, 40 state election officials filed into a guarded Maryland office for a classified briefing about the threats they're sure to face between now and the November vote. ... 16's classified briefing is a sign that federal authorities will mobilize to help them over the coming months.
"As far as doing what I thought I had to do ... sometimes elected officials have disagreements, and you just have to do what you have to do to accomplish what you believe needs to be done," Ryan said Friday. Ryan alleged the board's actions were "arbitrary, capricious, oppressive or in unreasonable disregard for the ...
15.8 mn voters to mark their choice today ... This election is the first-ever local government polls held under the new electoral system in the wake of the enactment of the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act No.22 of 2012, which was the ... It has also deployed 175,000 public officials on election duty.
Phifer is unlikely to clear the field, with a number of current and former elected DFL officials from Duluth, the Iron Range and other parts of northeastern Minnesota as possible candidates. Joe Radinovich, a DFLer from Nolan's hometown of Crosby, plans to spend the weekend talking to his family about ...
President Trump may dismiss Russian interference in the U.S. election as “fake news,” but top officials in his own administration are not so sanguine. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ... The Democrats are Minnesota's Amy Klobuchar, California's Kamala Harris, and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico. The other ...
Wisconsin labor officials can withhold voters' names while union elections are underway to guard against possible intimidation and harassment, the state Supreme ... According to court documents, the union filed open record requests twice during the election for names of people who had voted so far.
Parents, community leaders, and government officials have a duty to protect the youngest and most innocent among us – our children. ... According to a Minneapolis Star-Tribune article last fall, an Airbnb guest staying at a rental in Minnetonka, Minnesota, was charged with an attempted sexual assault of a ...
During the 2017 election season, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigated allegations that Thao had solicited a bribe from a food ... and legal professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, called the Thao case unusual, as elected officials usually know better than to enter polling ...
Minnesota state statute 202A.14 calls for precinct causes to be held every general election year on a date agreed to by the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and ... This gives you an idea as to the importance Minnesota's founders and successive elected officials have placed in this tradition.
Nearly three-quarters of eligible voters in the state cast a ballot in the 2016 general election, the highest proportion of any state in the country. ... Simon, who has served as Secretary of State since 2015, said reasons for Minnesota's strong voter turnout include the state's elected officials and how easy it is to ...
The pro-business political committee Minnesota Jobs Coalition dumped $140,000 into a Minneapolis fund set up to elect a more business-friendly City Council, but it did so too late to be included in pre-election campaign finance reports. The specter of the Minnesota Jobs Coalition — a statewide ...
Travis Grantham, R-Gilbert, feels that he should have more sway with Arizona's U.S. Senators so he has proposed a bill that would require any candidate for that office to receive the blessings of the elected officials in the legislature before voters can decide who they want. If you want to go to Washington, ...
“I felt angry and dismayed by our elected officials.” She said she favors legislation that would allow DACA recipients to stay and work in the United States. But she opposes granting any concessions to their parents. She also believes a DACA fix should be part of a larger package that curtails family-based ...
Minnesota Rep. Matt Dean watches governor candidate Jeff Johnson after Dean announced he was dropping out of the race to support Johnson. The announcement came Thursday, Jan. ... PAUL — The 2018 election remains more than nine months away, but a Feb. 6 event likely will give birth to some ...
12 special election. Bigham served two terms in the Minnesota House but did not seek reelection in 2010. She was elected to the county board in 2014. She said she wants to ... Brunsgaard says he's running over the objections of local party officials because he doesn't like McNamara. "He's a self-serving ...
Hoping to fend off FL gains in the U.S. House, the Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature of 1932 drew a map so stacked in favor of Republican candidates that even the Minneapolis Journal, a Republican paper, called it “the rankest gerrymander scheme ever conceived by a Minnesota legislature.”.
The U.S. intelligence community has concluded with high confidence that Russian forces did try to interfere in the 2016 election, and that Russian leadership ... Lacking definitive answers about the possible coordination between Trump campaign officials, Minnesota Poll participants were evenly split when ...
City to consider wage policies for staff, elected officials. By Debra ... Any increase for the mayor or council members must be approved before the next general election, which would be this November, in order to take effect the beginning of the following year, or Jan. 1, 2019, according to Minnesota statute.
Editor's Note: “Their Way” is a regular weekly column that captures the personal style of the many public officials and other people and personalities covered ... And so began the historic Minnesota political musical chairs game that didn't end until the 1978 election — and what an unrivaled ending awaited.
In September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified election officials in nearly two dozen states that their voter registration systems had been ... Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, along with Democrats Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Kamala Harris of California and ...
WASHINGTON — Blaming “a knot of lawsuits” and “a wall of resistance” from Democratic election officials, former Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell said President Donald Trump made “the right move” to scrap an advisory council he had created to study election fraud in the United States.
In September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security notified election officials in nearly two dozen states that their voter registration systems had been ... Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, along with Democrats Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Kamala Harris of California and ...
As NPR's Brett Neely reported, Virginia law says that when candidates have an equal number of votes, the state election board shall "determine by lot which of the candidates shall be declared elected." The tie-breaking drawing was initially scheduled for the week of Christmas, but it was postponed after ...
It's the latest turn in the fight between Republicans, who are anxious to protect Fischbach and their current two-seat majority in the Senate, and Democrats, who believe Fischbach must leave her central Minnesota district. If Democrats win a Feb. 12 special election in a suburban St. Paul district, Fischbach's ...
And now she has 10 months to try to keep her new job as Minnesota's junior senator. She'll face voters in a November special election to fill out former Democratic-Farmer-Labor Sen. Al Franken's term. It's an incredibly condensed timeline for what could be a competitive race in a state Hillary Clinton won ...
Northland elected officials and Democratic Party leaders on Wednesday praised Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's pick of Lt. ... Melin said Smith is a viable candidate for the DFL in 2018, noting the lieutenant governor took a very visible role in Dayton's re-election campaign in 2014. "She's already been on a ...


 

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