Lawmaker sued for banning 2 constituents from Facebook page
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state lawmaker has been sued by two constituents who argue their First Amendment rights are being violated because they've been banned from commenting on the state lawmaker's Facebook page.
Syracuse picks independent to lead city
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In an election in which many races went to Democrats, voters in Syracuse broke with both parties and elected an independent as mayor.
Ben Walsh captured 54 percent of the vote in Tuesday's four-way race. The 38-year-old has worked in community development and is the son of former Republican congressman Jim Walsh.
The mayor-elect says he's never affiliated with either party and wants to bring a consensus-building approach to governing.