Tag: Local governments

Ex-housing authority director indicted for alleged fraud

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The former executive director of a northern Indiana city’s housing authority has been indicted along with four others in a...

Chicago City Council approves new layer of police oversight

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CHICAGO — After years of protests over law enforcement misconduct, the Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a panel giving citizens more input on...

Tokyo’s drinkers drown frustrations over virus limits, Games

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TOKYO — On the eve of the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, the government’s attempts to curb a coronavirus surge by targeting drinkers is drowning...

Biden’s 3rd trip to reddish Ohio pushes his economic agenda

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden just can't quit Ohio — even if it rejected him in last year's election. ...

Oakland OKs terms for $12B ballpark but A’s aren’t happy

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland City Council on Tuesday approved preliminary terms for a new $12 billion waterfront ballpark project for the Oakland Athletics,...

What’s next for newspapers as COVID news cycle fades

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The Press & Journal, a weekly paper covering Middletown, a small town near Pennsylvania's capital, folded in July 2020 because its ad revenue collapsed...

Judge exonerates man who served 20 years in Georgia slayings

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A judge on Monday dismissed all charges against a man convicted of the 1985 slayings of a couple at a south...

Some seek more boxes to check for ‘other’ Pacific Islanders

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HONOLULU — A few months into the pandemic, data showed Pacific Islanders suffered the highest infection rates in Hawaii. ...

Sports items sale sought in case against ally of Rep. Gaetz

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SANFORD, Fla. — Thousands of dollars in sports memorabilia owned by an associate of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz could be sold to recoup misused...

Japan’s Olympic security balancing act: Few are satisfied

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TOKYO — Struggling businesses forced to temporarily shut down around Olympics venues. Olympic visitors ordered to install invasive apps and allow GPS tracking. Minders...