LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Movie sets are essential for producing dramatic films, but are those sets themselves works of art?
That's how the city resolved a months-long internal investigation...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Early voting is set to happen for the first time in New York, and advocates hope the benefits of expanded ballot box access will outweigh the cost and headaches of keeping the...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Board members of an insurance program for Iowa's municipal governments are rethinking their long-standing practice of holding public meetings at resorts in other...
New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails.
TOKYO (AP) — Sapporo officials are thrilled with a proposal to move next year's Tokyo Olympic marathons to the northern Japanese city to avoid the summer heat in the city.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Federal officials began Friday to reimburse organizations that fed, sheltered and transported migrants released this year in American towns near the U.S.-Mexico border,...
Iraqi officials: 9 more people killed in anti-government rallies in southern city, bringing this week’s death toll to 42
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: 9 more people killed in anti-government rallies in southern city, bringing this week’s death toll to 42.
Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mayor of Atlantic City resigns after pleading guilty to defrauding youth basketball club out of $87K.
BEIJING (AP) — China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang.
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A dispute over the mayor's guilty plea to stealing campaign funds has left a suburban New York community with two men who claim to be mayor.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A second small Florida city this month has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over most of its computer operations, an official said Wednesday, while a...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a plan to divide money among local governments in the case of a settlement of lawsuits over the toll of opioids (all times local):
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The future of the left-wing mayors of Spain's two biggest cities is being decided as political parties work against the clock to determine who will govern the country's...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new local law will ban Mississippi's largest city from asking people about their salary history when they apply for municipal government jobs.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued a southwestern Missouri city on Thursday for allegedly using traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue for the municipal...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several Utah municipal governments are planning to send city workers this spring to help the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority bring electricity to members of the Navajo Nation...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is more than doubling its number of solar-powered charging stations for the city government's electric vehicles.
City Hall announced Friday that it's deploying 50 more so-called "solar carports," adding to 37 already in use. Each can recharge up to three electric vehicles a day.
City workers use over 1,700 electric vehicles. The city says it's the largest such fleet owned by any municipal government in the U.S.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Outgoing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the state's motor-fuel tax should be increased to fund highway and bridge improvements.
The Democrat and colleagues from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus said Tuesday the 19-cents-per-gallon tax should be increased by as much as 30 cents . The caucus represents 275 municipal governments in Chicago and its suburbs.
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to hold the 2026 Winter Olympics is over.
The City Council voted Monday to end the bid following last week's nonbinding vote in which 56 percent of those who went to the polls voted against the games.
Stockholm and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are still in the running for 2026.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One New England city is ordering a California company's electric stand-up scooters off its streets and another is scrambling to craft new scooter rules since the rental vehicles began appearing last week with no warning.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fire broke out at a recycling plant on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez on Wednesday, sending thick clouds of heavy black smoke billowing across the border city and into neighboring El Paso, Texas.
The Juarez municipal government said via Twitter that the fire was reported at 2:30 a.m. on a 911 call. By early evening, it reported that the blaze had been brought under control with a perimeter established, but said firefighters were still trying to extinguish it.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's city manager has resigned at the request of the mayor.
City Manager Brian Snyder had approved pay hikes of 10 percent and 15 percent for 37 staff members on the eve of the Mayor Alan Webber's inauguration last month.
Webber says the municipal government will halt the pay increases Snyder had approved.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An appeals court has declined to reinstate a year of retirement benefits for a former New Jersey mayor who worked as a college professor, citing his federal conviction.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Assailants torched cars and damaged buildings Sunday in a series of attacks on public property in Brazil's northeastern state of Ceara, law enforcement officials said.
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting as many as 25 people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
BEIJING (AP) — A cave-in at a subway line construction site in southern China killed eight people and left three others missing, authorities said Thursday.
The municipal government in Foshan said the collapse occurred at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday and that nine workers were rescued and were in stable condition.
Foshan is in the industrial heartland of Guangdong province, close to the financial hub of Hong Kong.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Cities would receive a slightly larger share of Mississippi sales tax collections under a plan that lawmakers are debating.
Senators voted 42-9 Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 2455 . It would require cities to spend the extra money on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges and water and sewer lines. The bill goes to the House for more work.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heads to the state Capitol, the race for governor gets off to a testy start and lawmakers mount another effort to rein in money in politics.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rebounding prices for natural gas and a growth in new wells exploring Pennsylvania's vast Marcellus Shale reservoir are fueling a recovery in fee revenue for state programs and county and municipal governments.
The Independent Fiscal Office projected Wednesday that impact fee collections for 2017 will be just above $219 million, $46 million more than 2016's low point of $173 million.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are condemning the practice of municipal government and school board members resigning from office with the expectation of being quickly reappointed to a different vacancy to artificially extend their terms.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Municipal governments worry the tax overhaul in Washington, D.C. could chill the construction of affordable housing as homelessness reaches a crisis point on the West Coast.
Officials with the housing authority in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday the U.S. could lose nearly 1 million units of affordable housing over 10 years if the final bill eliminates the tax-exempt status for a type of bond commonly used by developers to finance affordable housing.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — This year's election season brought historic wins for women in Utah, where at least four cities elected their first female mayors.
VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont organization that serves the state's municipal governments says the town of Victory comply with certain conditions of probation or lose its insurance.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on whether local governments have the right to regulate signs on private property that criticize local businesses.
Seven years ago, Milford resident Eileen Arisian erected signs on her lawn expressing her dissatisfaction with the work of a home contractor and pointing out that the business was facing lawsuits.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Catalonia's plans to hold a referendum Sunday on breaking away from Spain (all times local):
Protesters rallying against a referendum on Catalonia declaring independence from Spain have scaled windows of Barcelona's town hall and attempted to tear down a banner calling for "more democracy."
The sign, written in Catalan, had been placed there by the municipal government amid Spain's intensifying crackdown to prevent the vote.