- AP NewsBreak: Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit Updated: Oct-06-15 10:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
- New leadership team planned for Detroit's water system Updated: Oct-06-15 5:43 am
DETROIT - A new leadership team is planned for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department as part of an effort to improve service and rebuild its aging infrastructure.
- Valley City State University inaugurates new president Updated: Oct-02-15 11:15 am
VALLEY CITY, North Dakota - New Valley City State University President Tisa Mason has officially taken the reins.
- Officials optimistic exchange will run smoothly Nov. 1 Updated: Oct-01-15 7:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont officials said Thursday that technology upgrades to the state's online health insurance exchange have been tested and will be deployed Thursday evening by the deadline the governor had set for smooth operations of the system two years after it was launched.
- W.Va. water agency drops new position after questions raised Updated: Sep-28-15 2:06 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new position at the West Virginia Water Development Authority has been dropped after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office raised questions.
- Treasurer blocks financing plan for Iowa police radio system Updated: Sep-27-15 9:53 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration to finance a new $68 million communications system for Iowa emergency responders through a lease-purchase agreement with vendor Motorola Solutions.
- Sheila Bair inaugurated as president of private Md. college Updated: Sep-26-15 4:56 pm
CHESTERTOWN, Maryland - Sheila Bair, who was the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the 2008 financial crisis, has been inaugurated president of Maryland's Washington College, a private liberal arts school.
- Inauguration planned for new University of Toledo president Updated: Sep-25-15 4:02 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - The University of Toledo is ready for a big celebration.
- Gov. Sandoval heading to China for trade mission in October Updated: Sep-25-15 12:59 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval will go to China next month in the second trade mission he has taken there since assuming office.
- Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis Updated: Sep-21-15 4:23 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress, and now it's finally happening.
- Emanuel's budget to put 319 more police on the street Updated: Sep-20-15 9:38 pm
CHICAGO - With homicides climbing again after having fallen for two years, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2016 budget will include a plan to hire civilians to take more than 300 police desk jobs so the officers there now can hit the streets.
- Rep says Blake to meet with NYC mayor, police commissioner Updated: Sep-20-15 9:13 pm
NEW YORK - James Blake, the former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer plans to meet with the mayor and police commissioner, according to his spokeswoman.
- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is engaged, will marry next year Updated: Sep-17-15 8:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is engaged to his girlfriend, and they plan to marry within the next year.
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Ethics board: It's legal for Haley to get season tickets Updated: Sep-16-15 6:30 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Add getting Gamecocks season football tickets in a luxury suite to the list of permissible perks for South Carolina's governor.
- Governor's office provides laptops for Logan students Updated: Sep-15-15 12:22 pm
LOGAN, Utah - The Governor's Office of Economic Development has provided more than 1,600 MacBooks to the Logan City School District as part of a pilot program that could be expanded to the rest of Utah.
- Iowa officials defend inquiry into cost of spying software Updated: Sep-14-15 11:58 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - A computer expert with Iowa's executive branch inquired about the cost of Italian-made hacking software used by intelligence and police agencies worldwide to monitor communications, a leaked email shows, but didn't buy the product.
- New Vermont college president outlines goals at inauguration Updated: Sep-14-15 7:20 am
MARLBORO, Vermont - The new president of Marlboro College says he is dedicated to building it as an engaged, international, and well-resourced community.
- 30 to be naturalized at Theodore Roosevelt inaugural site Updated: Sep-14-15 3:01 am
BUFFALO, New York - Thirty people will become U.S. citizens at the site of President Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration in Buffalo.
- Closure of Kansas hospital highlights rural care challenges Updated: Sep-12-15 2:57 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The upcoming closure of the hospital in the southeast Kansas community of Independence has highlighted the problems faced by rural medical providers in states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs.
- Aerospace program to give high schoolers path into industry Updated: Sep-12-15 10:23 am
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - This year, students in Bill Catnull's wood shop class at Granger High School will be building graphite longboards, guitars and wooden safes. When they graduate, they could be building parts for the F-35 fighter jet, rocket engines with Orbital ATK or Boeing 757s.
- Indicted speaker says ethics law unconstitutional, vague Updated: Sep-11-15 10:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala - Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard said Alabama's ethics law is unconstitutionally vague, did not apply to him as Republican party chairman and that he had a free speech right to lobby for his clients, according to a court filing unsealed Friday.
- California lawmakers want special session to tackle drought Updated: Sep-11-15 9:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A bipartisan group of 47 state Assembly members delivered a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday asking him to declare a special session to tackle problems related to California's ongoing drought.
- Transit, health funding among California's unfinished work Updated: Sep-11-15 1:17 am
SACRAMENTO, California - While California state lawmakers announced last-minute deals on medical marijuana regulation and a scaled-back climate change proposal, they were likely to adjourn this year's legislative session Friday without completing major initiatives on transportation and health care financing.
- GOP lawmakers to hold hearing on report of student's arrest Updated: Sep-10-15 1:55 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Two state lawmakers want to know why a police report into the bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student by alcohol control agents cannot be made public.