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Stories with subject: Political resignations
  • new storyGovernor sets special election to replace outgoing senator 
    Updated: May-05-15 5:14 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in July to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow.

  • President of Mercy Hospital Carthage resigns 
    Updated: May-05-15 7:43 am

    CARTHAGE, Missouri - The president of Mercy Hospital Carthage has resigned.

  • Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 9:49 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.

  • For nearly a year, KanCare lacks inspector general 
    Updated: May-03-15 3:43 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The job of inspector general for the state's managed care Medicaid program has been open for nearly a year, but Kansas health officials insist they are working to fill the position.

  • Maldives court orders opposition leaders detained 
    Updated: May-02-15 4:04 pm

    MALE, Maldives - A court in the Maldives on Saturday ordered three opposition leaders and 172 of their supporters detained further after they were arrested for violence during a protest demanding the president to resign and freedom for a jailed ex-president.

  • Poland's justice minister resigns over gun license doubts 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 10:19 am

    WARSAW, Poland - Poland's Justice Minister Cezary Grabarczyk has resigned over doubts concerning the legality of his gun permit.

  • Washington lawmaker facing ethics violations resigning 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 9:29 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - A state representative is resigning this week following allegations of falsified travel expense forms, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the House chief clerk.

  • Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:39 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded a law firm specializes in representing guns owners.

  • NY legislator to resign, admit making false expense claims 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 10:31 am

    ALBANY, New York - A longtime state assemblyman from New York City says he's resigning and will plead guilty to federal charges for filing false claims for travel reimbursements.

  • Director of state agency that investigates judges steps down 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 4:41 pm

    ATLANTA - The director of the state agency charged with investigating judicial misconduct resigned Monday, the same day a newspaper reported details of his billing arrangement with the agency.

  • South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 7:19 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said.

  • Interim city manager in Ferguson resigns to take another job 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 4:40 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - The interim city manager in Ferguson is stepping down to work for another city in St. Louis County.

  • Michael Brown's parents file lawsuit against Ferguson story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-23-15 4:54 pm

    CLAYTON, Missouri - Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat blacks.

  • NY Senate leader not stepping down amid federal probe 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 6:56 pm

    ALBANY, New York - The leader of the New York state Senate said Wednesday that he won't resign his leadership post amid a federal investigation into the awarding of a $12 million stormwater contract on Long Island.

  • Bus driver resigns from council after slapping accusation 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 5:10 pm

    SEATAC, Washington - A Des Moines city council member has quit the council after being accused of slapping a 6-year-old special needs student on a school bus.

  • Standridge sworn in to Arkansas state Senate seat 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 12:39 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A Russellville businessman has been sworn in as the Arkansas Senate's 35th member, filling the vacancy created by a lawmaker who resigned to work for Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

  • California officials condemn judge for lighter rape sentence 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 11:55 am

    SANTA ANA, California - Officials in Southern California are formally calling for a judge to resign after he gave a shorter-than-standard sentence to a man who sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl.

  • DEA chief to retire amid pressure over agents' sex scandal story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-15 6:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday that she plans to retire after three decades with the agency, an announcement that came amid mounting pressure for her resignation from members of Congress who questioned her handling of misconduct allegations against agents.

  • Embattled state transportation board members agree to resign 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 4:22 pm

    BOSTON - The chairman and members of the board of directors of the Massachusetts transportation department agreed to step down at the request of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, administration officials said Tuesday.

  • Lawsuit claims ex-Pine Lawn mayor falsely arrested 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 3:22 pm

    ST. LOUIS - An 80-year-old former mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn alleges in a lawsuit that he was repeatedly falsely arrested as part of a smear campaign orchestrated by his successor.

  • Former Idaho administration chief still on payroll 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 1:49 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Former Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna is still working at the state agency at the same salary, even though the governor announced she would resign at the end of the legislative session.

  • GOP's Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-15 8:07 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took shape for the special election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock in a heavily Republican central Illinois district.

  • Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 7:37 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don't believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

  • UW officials react to McGinity's intended departure 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 2:01 pm

    LARAMIE, Wyoming - Reaction to the announcement that University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity plans to step down next year includes surprise and praise from UW faculty and staff.

  • Washington governor repeats call for state auditor to resign story has photos
    Updated: Apr-17-15 7:19 pm

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday repeated his call for embattled state Auditor Troy Kelley to resign following his indictment by a federal grand jury.