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Stories with subject: Referendums
  • new storyTsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-29-15 10:50 pm

    ATHENS, Greece - Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma.

  • The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am

    ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):

  • Poll: Most in NJ oppose new casinos beyond Atlantic City story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:13 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A new poll finds most New Jerseyans don't want casino gambling in other parts of the state beyond Atlantic City.

  • Fracking foes trying a new approach in St. Tammany Parish 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 3:13 pm

    COVINGTON, Louisiana - On the heels of Helis Oil & Gas Co. starting construction on its St. Tammany Parish oil well last week, an environmental group has launched a new effort to curtail the project.

  • Conservative groups attempting to put tax plan on ballot 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 2:27 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - A group of conservative Nevada Republicans are trying to place on the 2016 ballot at least part of a $1.4 billion tax package approved and supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

  • Registration for Navajo language referendum closes Monday 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 7:14 pm

    WINDOW ROCK, Arizona - Navajos who want a say in changing the language requirements for the tribe's top two elected posts have until the close of business Monday to register to vote.

  • First liquor store in Jefferson City opens after referendum 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 3:19 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Tennessee - The first liquor store in Jefferson City has opened its doors.

  • UK bill for an in-out EU referendum passes first hurdle story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:25 pm

    LONDON - British lawmakers overwhelmingly voted a bill setting up a referendum on European Union membership over its first big hurdle in Parliament Tuesday, with Prime Minister David Cameron gaining support from the Labour opposition but facing unrest within Conservative ranks.

  • Casino near NYC would shake up Northeast gambling market 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 2:48 pm

    EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey - A proposed Hard Rock casino in the New Jersey Meadowlands region just outside New York City could be open in a year and would shake up the already rapidly changing gambling market in the northeastern United States.

  • Navajo election on fluency requirement to be held July 21 
    Updated: Jun-03-15 10:12 am

    FARMINGTON, New Mexico - A Navajo Nation referendum election on whether to effectively scrap a requirement that candidates for tribal president and vice president speak the Navajo language fluently has been rescheduled to July 21.

  • Ex Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84 
    Updated: Jun-02-15 9:35 am

    MONTREAL - Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.

  • New Jersey bill would let voters decide on 3 casinos by NYC 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 2:11 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Atlantic City's monopoly on casino gambling in the state, enshrined in law and fiercely protected by politicians for nearly 40 years, began to crumble Monday as lawmakers introduced a bill that would let voters decide whether to allow three new casinos in northern New Jersey, just outside New York City.