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Booksellers Urge Colorado Governor to Back Online Sales Tax

Publishers Wekly – 2010-03-11

A group of Colorado independent booksellers as well as the ABA and Mountains and Plains...

Madison 'Capital Times' Lawsuit Against Governor Dismissed

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-10

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Capital Times newspaper that claimed Gov. Jim Doyle's office improperly delayed the release of public records.

Publicist: Ousted Illinois governor to write book

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-03-03

Rod Blagojevich, the first U.S. governor in more than 20 years to be removed from office by impeachment, signed a deal Monday to write a book "exposing the dark side of politics," his publicist...

'Reno Gazette-Journal' Appeals Judge's Ruling On Governor's E-mails

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

The Reno Gazette-Journal is appealing a judge's decision to deny public access to nearly 100 e-mails sent by Gov. Jim Gibbons from his state account.

Raleigh Paper Counters Governor's Criticism

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-31

¿Surely Governor Easley didn't mean it quite the way he said it,¿ the editorial began, later defending the paper's coverage of troubled state probation and mental health systems. Gov. Mike...

Details of governor's arrest show newspapers still relevant

International Herald Tribune – 2008-12-15

Illinois governor's demands testify to the importance of The Chicago Tribune's reporting.

Governor sought firing of Chicago Tribune editorial writer

Chicago Tribune – 2008-12-10

Editorial board's criticism of governor spurred bid to tie aid for Wrigley rehab to firing, complaint says Angry over critical editorials, Gov. Rod Blagojevich threatened to withhold state money for...

UPDATED: 'Chicago Tribune' Delayed Governor Wiretap Stories At Fed's Request

Editor And Publisher – 2008-12-09

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who ordered the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Tuesday morning, said that at his office's request the Chicago Tribune agreed to delay publication of a...

David Morrissey joins "Walking Dead" cast as Governor

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-25

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - British actor David Morrissey has been cast as The Governor in the hit zombie series "The Walking Dead," AMC said Friday. The Governor, from Robert Kirkman's "Walking...

Meet the children's writers vying for the Governor General's award

CBC – 2012-11-07

The five writers vying for the Governor General's Literary Award for children's writing describe what inspires their imaginations.

Joseph Boyden, Austin Clarke up for Governor General's lit awards

CBC – 2013-10-02

Joseph Boyden and Austin Clarke are among the latest nominees for the Governor General's Literary Awards, one of Canada's most venerable arts honours.

'The Walking Dead': Steven Yeun On Glenn's Governor Vendetta, 'Epic' Season 4 Premiere Action Scene

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-11

"The Walking Dead" returns for its Season 4 premiere this Sunday (Oct., 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC), and when we catch up with our scrappy band of survivors at the prison, things will look a little...

Ex-Minnesota governor alleges 'American Sniper' defamed him

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-08

By Todd Melby ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Jurors in a federal trial that began on Tuesday will hear videotaped testimony from a late Navy SEAL accused of defamation by former Minnesota Governor Jesse...

Ex-Minnesota Governor Ventura alleges 'American Sniper' defamed him

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-09

By Todd Melby ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A late Navy SEAL accused of defamation by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura described an alleged altercation between the two men in 2006 in a videotaped...

Ex-Minnesota governor: no fight with 'American Sniper' author

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-12

By Todd Melby ST PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura said Friday he has not been in a fight in decades as he took the stand in his trial accusing a former Navy SEAL sniper...

Ex-Minnesota governor says TV career halted by sniper's claims

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-15

By David Bailey ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told a court on Monday his income dropped by 90 percent a year after his reputation was damaged by what he called a...

Ex-Minnesota governor to resume testifying in defamation trial

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-14

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was expected to return to the witness stand on Monday at his defamation trial accusing a former Navy SEAL sniper of making up an encounter at a bar in 2006...

Ex-Minnesota governor was rolling on ground-Navy SEAL

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-16

By David Bailey ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A Navy SEAL told a court on Tuesday he saw former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura on his back outside a bar in 2006, although he did not see if he had been...

Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura wins defamation suit against former Navy SEAL

Yahoo! News – 2014-07-30

A federal jury in St. Paul on Tuesday ruled that former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura had been defamed by a passage in a book by a former Navy SEAL who claimed the two had gotten into a bar fight....

Former deputy rips Florida Governor Scott in new book

Yahoo! News – 2014-08-27

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida's former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll has slammed Governor Rick Scott's leadership team, describing it in a new book as a...

King Wins Canada's Governor General’s Award

Publishers Weekly – 2014-11-19

Thomas King won in the fiction category for 'The Back of the Turtle' (HarperCollins Canada), his first novel in 15 years.

Minnesota ex-governor Ventura sues HarperCollins over 'Sniper' book

Reuters – 2014-12-17

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has sued HarperCollins Publishing, saying he was defamed in passage from a book it put out from an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed...

Jeb Bush, the tech-savvy 'e-governor,' releases chapter one of his e-book

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-02-12

The book is an effort to 'tell the story of a life of a governor' through 'the use of [Bush's] emails.'

Doubleday Canada To Publish Solitude By Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris

CNW – 2015-04-15

TORONTO, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Doubleday Canada is delighted to announce the acquisition of Solitude, a new work of non-fiction by Michael Harris. The deal for Canada English language rights was s...

Governor Signs Repeal of Newspaper Recycling Requirement

Editor & Publisher – 2015-04-20

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law Assembly Bill 11, repealing an outdated requirement that has been troublesome for newspaper publishers.    The law eliminates the newspaper recycling...

'It's a new day in South Carolina,' governor says of Confederate flag vote

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-09

South Carolina will take down the Confederate battle flag from the Capitol grounds Friday, officials announced hours after the House of Representatives ended a grueling 13-hour debate with a historic...

Governor's finance office opposes bill raising minimum wage in California

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-11

Citing significant new costs to the state and a negative effect on businesses, the Brown administration's Finance Department is opposing a bill that would raise California's $9 minimum wage to $11 an...

Wisconsin governor to take the plunge

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-13

Welcome to your campaign trail guide, a daily tour through the twists and turns of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Monday, July 13 and here's what we're watching: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker...

California bills on guns, police video and pension funds await governor's signature

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-03

State lawmakers on Wednesday sent the governor bills that would ban concealed guns from schools and college campuses in California, make it a felony for police officers to alter or delete video...

Governor vetoes drone bill, signs revenge porn measure

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-10

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed legislation to restrict the use of drones over private property.

Residents flee huge California wildfire; governor declares emergency

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-13

A fast-moving wildfire expanded quickly overnight in Lake and Napa counties spreading a path of destruction through a patchwork of local communities.

'Don't let the sunshine fool you,' South Carolina governor says as flood disaster continues

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-06

After days of historic rain and flooding that tore through South Carolina’s capital city, the sun came out Tuesday, yet officials warned of trying times ahead as residents cope with the misery of...

California nurses union endorses Gavin Newsom in governor's race

Los Angeles Times – 2015-12-03

A labor union representing nurses throughout California gave Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom an early endorsement in his 2018 campaign for governor  Wednesday. The Democratic hopeful was set to speak to the...

Let the governor fill vacant legislative seats instead of costly special elections

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-07

The legislative year begins with a conspicuous vacancy. Not because a lawmaker got convicted or died, but because he leaped the fence for greener pastures. Meaning money. While lush green in...

Is he or isn't he? Tom Steyer isn't saying whether he'll run for governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-24

Everywhere you turned in politics last week, you could have bumped into Tom Steyer or his obsessions. On a South Carolina debate stage, Democratic presidential candidates touted the importance to...

Marco Rubio gets the backing of South Carolina governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-18

More from Trail Guide Hillary Clinton receives endorsement from Planned Parenthood Republican debate: Trump and Cruz go from bromance to sparring partners Donald Trump is stuck on Jeb Bush like a dog...

VIDEO: Parent governor role to be scrapped

BBC – 2016-03-18

Parent governor role will go as part of the sweeping changes published by the government

Virginia governor vetoes bill to label books 'sexually explicit' in schools

Yahoo! News – 2016-04-05

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia's governor vetoed a bill on Monday that would have made the state the first in the country to require that parents be notified if students...

Mississippi governor signs law that allows businesses to refuse service to gay couples

Los Angeles Times – 2016-04-06

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a controversial bill into law on Tuesday that could allow businesses and government workers to deny services to lesbian and gay couples. Bryant said in a...

Safe bet or spontaneity? Governor's race could be a referendum on presidential politics

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-19

The theory is that after this raucous presidential election runs its depressing course, voters will be sick of polarizing politicians. Disgusted Californians will then embrace a refreshingly...

Felons in county jails could vote under bill sent to governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-17

Essential Politics: Ban on the release of body camera video showing officer's death clears Senate, actors may keep their age a secret on job websites Aug. 16, 2016, 12:40 p.m. Welcome to Essential...

Bill sent to governor targets the use of drones in already unlawful activities

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-24

Essential Politics: California Assembly agrees to extend climate change law Aug. 24, 2016, 12:23 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. We've...

Police agencies could soon charge more for concealed-weapon permits under bill headed to governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-31

Essential Politics: Live updates on a flurry of final votes in the California Legislature Aug. 30, 2016, 12:26 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics...

Smoking would be banned on California college campuses under bill sent to governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-30

Essential Politics: Live updates on a flurry of final votes in the California Legislature Aug. 30, 2016, 12:26 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics...

Hermine hits Florida coast as first hurricane in a decade; at least one fatality, governor says

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-02

Hermine tore across northern Florida on Friday as the first hurricane to hit the state in more than a decade, killing one person, raising a storm surge that destroyed beachside buildings and toppling...

Tim Kaine, who is opposed to the death penalty, explains why he allowed executions as governor

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-05

Vice presidential debate updates: The winner? Our analysts say Pence came out ahead Oct. 4, 2016, 10:43 p.m. With no lack of interruptions, rivals Tim Kaine and Mike Pence defend their respective...

Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards at 80: Shortlists

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-10-11

Opening a ninth decade, the high-visibility Canadian Governor General's award series in literature has seven categories, each in both French and English. The post Canada’s Governor General’s...

'First Dog' Sutter Brown remains in poor health, governor's office says

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-15

Essential Politics: Senate candidates answer our questions, Issa's congressional district goes from 'leans Republican' to 'toss up' Oct. 14, 2016, 4:02 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed...

From the Archives: Tom Hayden is serious about running for governor. So why is he having fun?

Los Angeles Times – 2016-10-24

Editor’s note: Tom Hayden, one of the nation’s best-known champion of liberal causes, has died in Santa Monica at the age of 76. Hayden served a total of 18 years in the California Assembly and...

Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award Winners Named

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-10-26

'To question who we are and what we aspire to be,' Canada's eight-decade-old literary awards announce their 2016 winners in French and English. The post Canada’s Governor General’s...

If Kamala Harris wins the U.S. Senate race, the governor has a rare chance to pick a new attorney general

Los Angeles Times – 2016-11-06

For Californians who have had enough political intrigue this year, there might not be much of a respite even after Nov. 8 if Kamala Harris wins the race for the U.S. Senate, as most polling...

North Carolina governor signs law stripping incoming Democrat of some powers

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-17

North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has quickly signed into law a GOP-backed bill that would strip the incoming Democratic governor of some of his powers. Documents from General Assembly staff...

Here's what Colorado's governor has to tell other states about legalizing marijuana

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-17

Four years ago, in the hours after Colorado became one of the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Gov. John Hickenlooper sounded a cautionary, if humorous, note: “Don’t...

Ed Reinecke, California lieutenant governor who resigned after perjury conviction, dies at 92

Los Angeles Times – 2016-12-26

Ed Reinecke, the California lieutenant governor who resigned after being convicted of perjury in a Watergate-era scandal, died Saturday in Laguna Hills. He was 92 and died of natural causes, said his...

Governor's budget gives a glimpse into challenges ahead for prison parole overhaul in California

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-13

Gov. Jerry Brown is asking lawmakers to set aside $10.6 million to begin the sweeping overhaul of prison parole he convinced California voters to approve last fall, a proposal that corrections...

A guide to decoding the tea leaves and trial balloons of the California governor's race

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-26

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has never said, publicly anyway, that he’s pondering a run for governor of California. But he hasn’t totally doused speculation about it either. San Diego Mayor...

A guide to the guessing game that is the 2018 California governor's race

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-27

Essential Politics: California politicians speak out against Trump's actions on immigration, Gov. Brown delivers State of the State address Jan. 26, 2017, 11:42 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our...

Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-19

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of...

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-20

Indonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally...

'No random ICE stops on streets of America,' Homeland Security chief tells governor

Los Angeles Times – 2017-02-28

Trump wants to boost defense spending by 10% - $54 billion - and cut social spending Feb. 27, 2017, 12:39 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump wants to...

Colorado governor, once opposed, is softening his stance on legal pot

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-27

In the four years since Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. John Hickenlooper — who originally opposed the referendum — hasn’t seen the negative effects he feared. “You...

Puerto Rico fiscal turnaround plan will save $3.8 billion/year: governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-01

The turnaround plan, a requirement of the federal Puerto Rico rescue law known as PROMESA, will serve as a 10-year blueprint for the island's ascent out of fiscal crisis. The plan will serve as a...

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-04

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana's governor, including emails about state business distributed from...

Ally of New Jersey Governor Christie avoids jail for airline scheme

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-07

A former New Jersey attorney general and confidant of Governor Chris Christie avoided prison on Monday for pressuring United Airlines into operating a flight to an airport near his vacation home, a...

California's next governor: Who's running, who's on the fence?

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-09

Welcome to your guide to the 2018 California governor's race. The election may be a little less than two years away, but listening tours are underway, political consultants are doling out advice and...

Minnesota governor signs law allowing Sunday liquor sales

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-08

Minnesota's ban on Sunday liquor store sales has stood since it gained statehood in 1858, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “This new law reflects the desires of most people in Minnesota,...

Puerto Rico governor ups revenue forecast in revised fiscal plan

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-12

Governor Ricardo Rossello's initial plan, presented on Feb. 28, was rejected by the board, which said it relied on overly optimistic baseline revenue and economic growth forecasts. The board must...

Florida governor replaces anti-death penalty prosecutor

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-17

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Thursday replaced a local prosecutor who declared she would not seek the death penalty in a case against a man accused of killing an Orlando police officer and refused...

South Dakota governor vetoes bills trying to loosen gun laws

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-18

South Dakota's Republican governor on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have loosened restrictions on carrying concealed guns in the conservative state. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had warned he...

Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors in 1997 rape and murder

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-22

Virginia's governor pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four," ending a decades-long fight to clear the men of rape and murder convictions based on intimidating police...

Puerto Rico governor, bondholders divided on PREPA deal

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-23

Puerto Rico's governor told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday the island's struggling power utility, PREPA, could undergo an in-court restructuring process akin to U.S. bankruptcy if a consensual deal with...

North Dakota governor approves concealed guns without a permit

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-25

The law, which takes effect on Aug. 1, mandates that gun owners only need a North Dakota driver's license or state identification card for at least a year before they can carry a concealed firearm in...

Evacuation of Syrian Homs rebels delayed: governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-25

The second phase of an evacuation of Syrian rebels in Homs as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government has been delayed until Monday, a senior...

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee picks his candidate in the 2018 governor's race

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-29

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 29, 2017, 12:24 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political...

Sen. Kamala Harris has opened a gubernatorial fundraising account — but she has no plans to run for governor, aide says

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-31

California politics updates: Gov. Brown takes his transportation plan on the road, 'sanctuary state' bill amended March 30, 2017, 7:47 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California...

Kansas governor vetoes Medicaid expansion bill

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-31

The governor of Kansas on Thursday vetoed a bill expanding eligibility for Medicaid for the poor under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) because the measure was not fiscally responsible and would...

The Latest: Governor: HB2 fix not perfect but he supports it

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-30

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all...

A look at the very rich men running for Illinois governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-07

CHICAGO (AP) — A billionaire businessman's announcement that he's running for Illinois governor in 2018 means there will be at least three candidates in the race who have enormous personal...

Alabama Supreme Court allows impeachment of governor to proceed

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-09

Bentley, a 74-year-old Republican, has battled impeachment efforts over the last year and has defied calls from political leaders that he stand down. The 7-0 decision by the high court allows...

Alabama governor faces impeachment hearings after ruling

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-09

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will face impeachment hearings beginning Monday after the state Supreme Court gave lawmakers the greenlight to move ahead with an effort to oust...

Raw: Chinese President Meets Alaska Governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-08

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Alaska Governor Bill Walker during a refueling stop on Saturday, following his meeting with President Donald Trump earlier on Friday in Florida. (April 8)

Ex-governor of Mexican border state, on the lam 5 years after allegedly taking bribes from drug cartels, is arrested in Italy

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-11

The arrest of a former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas caps a five-year, seemingly desultory search for the ruling-party politician accused of organized crime and money laundering....

Captured Mexican governor could be extradited to U.S. or Mexico

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-11

A former state governor for Mexico's ruling party arrested in Italy at the weekend could be extradited to his homeland or the United States, where he faces a string of criminal charges linked to drug...

Alabama governor brought down by humiliating sex scandal

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-11

The governor of the conservative southern US state of Alabama resigned Monday, shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings linked to his affair with a senior aide that was made public in...

Alabama's new governor no stranger to state politics

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-12

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Within a span of minutes, Alabama's lieutenant governor catapulted from a position of largely ceremonial duties to the state's top political job. But new Republican...

Ex-governor: Alabama 'needed to be relieved' from scandal

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-15

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday he was happy with his decision to resign and that it relieved him and the state after the drumbeat of a yearlong scandal...

Mexican governor on the lam from corruption charges arrested in Guatemala

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-16

A former Mexican governor who fled the country to avoid facing corruption charges has been arrested in Guatemala, authorities said. Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte had been on the run since...

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor wanted for graft arrested in Guatemala

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-16

By Sofia Menchu GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A former state governor who had come to symbolize corruption within Mexico's ruling party, was arrested on Saturday in Guatemala, Mexico's attorney...

Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper warily learns to live with pot

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-17

When the people of Colorado voted in 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana, they instantly transformed their governor, John Hickenlooper, into America’s most reluctant pot pioneer. “If it was...

Mexican ex-governor extradition could take up to year -official

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-17

The extradition of a former state governor for Mexico's ruling party arrested in Guatemala at the weekend on corruption charges could take up to a year, a senior Mexican official said on Monday. ...

Alabama's new governor orders speedier election to fill Senate seat

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-19

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday moved up to December the election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions after he was named attorney general, saying that the original plan to hold...

Virginia governor calls off execution for death-row inmate

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-21

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case won a reprieve Thursday when Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe commuted his sentence to life without parole, citing concerns...

The Latest: Arkansas governor disappointed by court ruling

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-20

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local):

Virginia governor: Man is guilty, but shouldn't be executed

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-21

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For weeks, supporters of a man sentenced to death in a 2006 murder-for-hire case urged Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he may be innocent....

The Latest: Crowds mass at jail where Jakarta governor held

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-09

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the blasphemy trial of the Indonesian capital's minority Christian governor, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama (all times local):

Texas governor signs into law bill to punish 'sanctuary cities'

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-09

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott signed into law on Sunday a measure to punish "sanctuary cities," despite a plea from police chiefs of the state's...

Supporters rally for Jakarta's jailed Christian governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-10

Supporters of Jakarta's Christian governor staged a colourful rally outside city hall Wednesday a day after he was jailed for blasphemy, in a case that has damaged Indonesia's image as a bastion of...

A Bible and a cell: a new life for Jakarta's high-flying Christian governor

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-11

By Ed Davies JAKARTA (Reuters) - Jakarta's once hugely popular governor is being held in a simple room at a high-security detention center, his only comforts a Bible and visitors twice a week. ...

While California spends liberally, the governor talks like a penny-pincher

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-15

California’s status as a far-left state was emphatically reconfirmed by Gov. Jerry Brown’s revised budget last week — not so much by his proposal, but by his presentation. Brown’s...

Virginia governor orders cap-and-trade regulation for power plants

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-17

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Virginia's governor issued an order on Tuesday to lay the groundwork for a cap-and-trade system to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, saying...

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