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Republican Virginia attorney general fires Jan. 6 investigator from university post

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jason Miyares, attorney general of Virginia, is sworn in during an inauguration ceremony for Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin at Capitol Squarein Richmond, Virginia, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The top staff investigator......

Whitmer kidnapper wanted to hog-tie Michigan governor, feds say

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here A ringleader of an alleged plot to kidnap and kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fantasized about hog-tying her and displaying her body on a table, according to federal prosecutors. The new allegation, along with explicit talk about executing Whitmer’s bodyguards......

New Mexico’s governor signs up to be volunteer substitute teacher amid staffing shortage

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Democratic governor launched an initiative Wednesday asking state workers and National Guard members to become licensed volunteer substitute K-12 teachers and child care workers. Lujan Grisham has completed the registration to become licensed as a substitute teacher, her......

New Mexico governor becomes substitute teacher amid school staffing shortage

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Monique Beals New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamMichelle Lynn Lujan GrishamOvernight Health Care — White House boosts mask availability New Mexico calls in National Guard to staff schools, child care centers Democrats eager to fill power vacuum after Pelosi exit......

South Dakota governor unveils proposal to ban almost all abortions

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Friday unveiled a proposal to ban nearly all abortions, mimicking a Texas law that leaves enforcement up to private citizens through lawsuits instead of through prosecutors and criminal charges. The governor has previewed......

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-car crash on Sunset Boulevard

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles on Friday. A report from Los Angeles Police Department detailed that he was driving his Yukon SUV near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard......

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey announces bid for governor

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Healey made the announcement on Twitter and in a video that leaned into what the state needs to do to build back from the coronavirus pandemic. “Massachusetts, I know the years of the pandemic have been really hard, but......

Soldano submits petitions for governor, wants ‘normalcy’ in schools

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Lansing — Republican Garrett Soldano submitted petition signatures to try to get on the ballot as a candidate for Michigan governor Wednesday while calling for a “sense of normalcy” in Michigan schools and transparency from state government. Soldano, 43,......

Aurora mayor enters Illinois governor race; Pritzker gives his campaign $90 million

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Greg Bishop | The Center Square The field for Illinois Republicans seeking their party’s gubernatorial nomination just grew. The amount of money in this election cycle is also expected to grow. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker Friday gave his reelection......

Virginia’s new GOP governor meets resistance from some school districts planning to keep mask requirements

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The tension over school mask requirements echoes the way pandemic-related measures have become political touchpoints over the past two years, with Youngkin campaigning last fall in no small part on parents’ frustrations with remote learning and seizing on what......

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says federal government

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says federal government “falling short” in COVID fight – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Governor Larry Hogan says he has been pushing “for quite some time” for more federal help to acquire rapid COVID-19 tests......

Face the Nation: Hogan, Lucas, Gottlieb

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Face the Nation: Hogan, Lucas, Gottlieb – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Missed the second half of the show? The latest on variant-specific vaccines, Maryland’s struggle with federal aid for COVID-19 testing, and Kansas City’s Omicron surge. Be the......

Glenn Youngkin inaugurated as Virginia governor

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “In this last election, we heard from more voters than ever before, 25% more, nearly 3.3 million Virginians who sent us here on a mission to restore trust in government, and to restore power to the people,” Youngkin said......

Katie Hobbs faces renewed questions about years-old employee termination case as she runs for Arizona governor

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The controversy arose shortly after Hobbs was elected Democratic leader in the Arizona state Senate in late 2014. Attorney Talonya Adams, a Senate policy adviser, alleged that she was paid less than White men who were serving in similar......

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said Tuesday night that he’s feeling “extremely unwell” after testing positive for COVID-19. The 70-year-old governor, who said he is fully vaccinated and boosted, is receiving a monoclonal antibody treatment to help alleviate his......

Venezuela’s Barinas state, birthplace of Chavez, begins re-run of governor vote

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BARINAS, Jan 9 (Reuters) – An election re-run to decide the governor of Venezuela’s Barinas state, the birthplace of former President Hugo Chavez and stronghold of the country’s ruling party, began at 6 a.m. (1000 GMT) on Sunday. The Chavez family have governed Barinas, which straddles Venezuela’s western plains, for......

Former candidate for governor suspected of murdering Jonelle Matthews admits he lied to investigators

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here When Steven Pankey took the stand in his own murder trial, he braced the jury for surprising testimony about the 1984 disappearance of Jonelle Matthews. “This is the hard part because I raised my hand and I swore to......

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