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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

February 11, 2016 11:38 amLoading…
Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters

Clinton allies forming group to protect, register voters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gestures to supporters at her New Hampshire presidential primary campaign rally, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

February 10, 2016 9:55 amLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Zika virus, cost of Afghanistan war, Tucson Visitor Center, voting with knowledge. 

February 06, 2016 5:00 pmLoading…
Voter registrations climb under Oregon's "motor voter" law

Voter registrations climb under Oregon's "motor voter" law

SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown and Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins say more than 4,300 Oregonians have been registered to vote under a unique new Oregon law that's been dubbed "motor voter."

February 04, 2016 6:31 pm Related Loading…
Error prompts notices challenging voter registration status

Error prompts notices challenging voter registration status

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Officials say hundreds of Michigan voters were mistakenly sent notices last month challenging their voter registration status.

February 04, 2016 3:20 am Related Loading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Reader views on failed refugee security bill, high cost of insulin.

January 28, 2016 5:00 pmLoading…
Statistician's lawyer: Votes audit is vital, each 1 counts

Statistician's lawyer: Votes audit is vital, each 1 counts

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita mathematician who found statistical anomalies in 2014 election counts will dispute efforts by election officials to block her request to audit voting machine results because all voters should be sure that their votes will count, her lawyer said Wednesday.

January 27, 2016 12:10 pm Related Loading…
Kansas secretary of state pursuing 3 new criminal cases

Kansas secretary of state pursuing 3 new criminal cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Secretary of State Kris Kobach is pursuing three new criminal cases charging people with voting illegally in Kansas and another state in the same elections, including a man who said Monday that local prosecutors assured him they wouldn't file a case against him.

January 25, 2016 5:10 pm Related Loading…
North Dakota tribal members sue state over voter ID

North Dakota tribal members sue state over voter ID

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Seven members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa are suing North Dakota's chief elections officer, alleging the state's voter identification requirements are unconstitutional and "disproportionately burden and disenfranchise Native Americans."

January 21, 2016 1:42 pm Related Loading…
Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

Judge: Kansas official had no authority to encumber voting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to bar voters who use a federal form to register from casting ballots in local and state elections, a judge ruled Friday.

January 15, 2016 4:19 pm Related Loading…

Longtime poll worker reflects on 50 years of service

NAMPA, Idaho — To 92-year-old Jean Knutson, voting is a privilege and responsibility residents should participate in. She jokes about it pretty plainly — people shouldn't complain about who is in office if they didn't vote.

January 09, 2016 12:05 amLoading…

Iowa officials launch online voter registration system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's new online voter registration system is already clocking in hundreds of visitors, despite criticism it doesn't reach every potential voter, state officials announced Monday.

January 04, 2016 1:33 pm Related Loading…
Missouri lawmakers renew push for photo ID for voters

Missouri lawmakers renew push for photo ID for voters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Missouri legislative leaders, backed by veto-proof majorities, will try again in 2016 to require voters to show photo identification at the polls, despite numerous failed attempts over the past decade.

December 27, 2015 11:46 am Related Loading…

Ex-NM official gets 30 days in campaign-finance case

SANTA FE, N.M. — After making a tearful plea for leniency, former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail for siphoning money from her election account to fuel a gambling addiction in a case that has led to calls for an overhaul of the state's campa…

December 14, 2015 12:42 pmLoading…
Saudi women vote for the first time, testing boundaries

Saudi women vote for the first time, testing boundaries

More than 130,000 Saudi women registered to vote this election cycle, compared to 1.35 million men.

December 12, 2015 1:14 pmLoading…
Saudi women vote for the first time, testing boundaries

Saudi women vote for the first time, testing boundaries

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Women across Saudi Arabia marked a historic milestone on Saturday, both voting and running as candidates in government elections for the first time, but just outside polling stations they waited for male drivers — a reminder of the limitations still firmly in place.

December 12, 2015 1:14 pmLoading…

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