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Stories with subject: Referendums
  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 6:55 pm

    DUBLIN - Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland's most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation's conservative Catholic foundation.

  • Thailand's government approves referendum on constitution 
    Updated: May-19-15 6:39 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military government on Tuesday approved holding a referendum on the newly drafted constitution, the prime minister said, but he indicated that the decision could delay a general election.

  • House Speaker proposes raising gas taxes to help fund roads 
    Updated: May-13-15 6:13 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter proposed a plan Wednesday to increase the amount of long-term funding available for road repairs in Michigan, just over a week after voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for them.

  • Scottish National Party landslide shakes up UK politics story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 1:57 pm

    GLASGOW, Scotland - The last time Britain held a national election, Mhairi Black wasn't old enough to vote. On Friday, the 20-year-old university student was elected to Parliament as part of a Scottish nationalist wave that has transformed British politics and raised questions about the country's future.

  • Indiana school referendums get mixed results from voters 
    Updated: May-06-15 6:46 pm

    BROWNSBURG, Indiana - School superintendents in southwestern Indiana and an Indianapolis suburb explored their options Wednesday after voters rejected tax increases in their districts.

  • British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty 
    Updated: May-05-15 9:25 am

    LONDON - British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days - even weeks - to form a new government.

  • Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 9:50 am

    LONDON - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.

  • Suit challenging Arizona land funding proposal being dropped 
    Updated: May-01-15 8:41 am

    PHOENIX - An advocacy group is at least temporarily dropping a lawsuit challenging a planned 2016 referendum asking Arizona voters to authorize paying for the administration of state trust land by diverting money from public schools and other trust beneficiaries.

  • Utah County residents file petitions against bus route 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 1:17 pm

    PROVO, Utah - Eight people opposed to the Utah County Commissioners' bonding for up to $65 million for a new bus route have filed a petition for a referendum.

  • $650 million casino proposal put to referendum 
    Updated: Apr-24-15 5:13 am

    NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts - New Bedford City Council has voted to order a referendum on a $650 million casino, hotel and conference center development proposed for the city's waterfront.

  • Hamas wins student council vote at top West Bank university 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:34 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Supporters of the Islamic militant Hamas have won student council elections at the West Bank's flagship university, Bir Zeit, defeating rivals from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement.