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The eyes of the nation will be on Northeast Ohio in Tuesday's primary election for the 11th Congressional District, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a crowd of more than 100 supporters Friday in Akron. The progressive icon came to Beyond Expectations Barber College to support former Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, who is one of 13 Democrats on the ballot. Sanders said Turner stands out in the field, ...

ORLANDO, Fla. — Frank Artiles, the former Republican lawmaker accused of bribing a spoiler candidate to run in an important South Florida state Senate election, had a business relationship with the political consultant behind an advertising campaign that boosted that candidate and similar ones in two other races — including one in Central Florida, records released Friday show. Emails and ...

Hospitals, heal thyself It is appalling that hospital health care workers in South Florida are not required to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Hospital officials say they would rather encourage and educate these workers. First, young children are often encouraged to get their shots so that they can get a lollipop as they exit the doctor's office. The reward for healthcare workers should ...

Jul. 30—Last year the state legislature agreed to allow the Fish and Boat Commission to set its own license fees — wi conditions. Lawmakers would oversee fee changes, a sunset clause would automatically end the practice unless overruled by the legislature and Fish and Boat would have to reduce the size of its reserve funding accounts. Anglers and their representatives in Harrisburg nervously ...

Former President Donald Trump’s income tax returns can be given over to Congress, the Department of Justice announced Friday. The Office of Legal Counsel for DOJ said that Congress — specifically the House Ways and Means Committee — made a “legitimate request” to review the former president’s tax records. The 39-page Justice Department opinion found that, under federal law, there is “ample ...

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia elections officials said Friday they won’t participate in a “forensic investigation” of the 2020 election that’s being spearheaded by a top Trump ally in the Pennsylvania legislature, setting the stage for a potential legal fight. Philadelphia’s three-member City Commissioners board voted to send a letter to state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, rejecting his ...

Jul. 30—Washington — U.S. senators took the the floor of the chamber on Friday to pay tribute to former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, who had lung cancer and died Thursday at age 87. They recalled the Harvard-educated attorney and former taxi driver as a self-deprecating policy wonk, with a sharp sense of humor and "fierce" intellect. They fondly joked about his disheveled appearance and spoke ...

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Jul. 30—A trillion-dollar bipartisan infrastructure proposal in Congress contains large amounts of funding to improve Alaska highways, water and wastewater systems, broadband services and other facilities, Sen. Lisa Murkowksi, R-Alaska, said on Thursday. Murkowski, part of a 10-member group of Republicans and Democrats who helped fashion the proposal, said it will especially support states ...