Hong Kong to lift COVID-19 mask mandate on WednesdayFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will lift its mask mandate on Wednesday, ending the city’s last major restriction imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city's chief executive, John Lee, said masks will no longer be required both outdoors and indoors, including on public transit, but some high-risk areas including hospitals and elderly homes can still require their use.
China, Hong Kong scrap cross-border travel quota, COVID testFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Travel between Hong Kong and China will no longer require COVID-19 PCR tests nor be held to a daily limit, authorities announced Friday, as both places seek to drive economic growth.
Hong Kong woos tourists with air tickets and vouchersFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
Hong Kong (AP) — Hong Kong will give away air tickets and vouchers to woo tourists back to the international financial hub, racing to catch up with other popular travel destinations in a fierce regional competition.
Xi reaffirms China’s governing principle for Hong KongDecember 23, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping reaffirmed Beijing's commitment to follow the “one country, two systems” governing principle for Hong Kong on Friday, saying it is the “best arrangement” to maintain the city's prosperity and stability.
China’s Li praises Hong Kong leader for reviving economyDecember 22, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang praised the Hong Kong government's efforts in revitalizing the economy as it rolls back COVID-19 restrictions, in a meeting on Thursday with the territory's leader in Beijing.
Hong Kong leader to meet Xi on maiden duty visit to BeijingDecember 21, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader John Lee said on Tuesday he will meet China's President Xi Jinping to report on the city's political, economic and COVID-19 situations during his maiden duty visit in Beijing this week.
Hong Kong leader to press China anthem request with GoogleDecember 13, 2022 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s leader said Tuesday he will push Google to display China’s national anthem as the top result in searches for the city’s anthem instead of a protest song.
5 Nevada governor hopefuls meet in GOP forum, hit LombardoApril 21, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Most of the five leading Republican candidates for Nevada governor who gathered Wednesday for a campaign forum in Las Vegas offered dire assessments of the state’s tourism-dependent economy, rising crime and struggling schools — and asked for votes for their visions to fix them.
Congressman Amodei says he won’t run for Nevada governorNovember 1, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s only Republican in Congress isn’t going to run for governor in 2022.
Rep. Mark Amodei announced Monday he will instead seek re-election to his House seat.
Amodei, 63, has served in Congress since 2011 and previously represented Carson City in the Nevada state Legislature.
Dean Heller to enter governor’s race in battleground NevadaSeptember 16, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller will announce a bid for governor of Nevada on Monday, joining a crowded field of Republican hopefuls vying to unseat Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak in 2022.
Republican venture capitalist joins race for Nevada governorAugust 11, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican venture capitalist Guy Nohra announced Tuesday that he is running for Nevada governor next year.
Nohra, 61, joins a GOP primary race that includes Las Vegas-area sheriff Joe Lombardo, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee and Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.
Amodei won’t decide on bid for Nevada governor until OctoberJuly 21, 2021 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether to run for reelection or mount a bid for Nevada governor, but appears unimpressed by the Republican primary field vying to challenge first-term Democratic Gov.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo kicks off campaign for Nevada governorJune 28, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo formally kicked off his campaign for governor Monday, telling supporters in Las Vegas that he believed it was time to rid Nevada of “one-party rule” by unseating Democratic Gov.
GOP candidate for governor Lee makes pitch to RepublicansJune 2, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee left the Democratic Party and joined the GOP less than two months ago. But the gubernatorial candidate is working to assure Republicans that he's one of them.
GOP candidate for Nevada governor tests positive for virusMay 18, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican candidate for governor John Lee has tested positive for COVID-19.
The North Las Vegas mayor made the announcement in a Facebook post Monday evening. He had announced his campaign for Nevada governor earlier in the day.
Republican North Las Vegas mayor running for Nevada governorMay 17, 2021 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced Monday he’s running for governor next year, challenging incumbent Democrat Steve Sisolak.
Lee switched his political affiliation last month from Democrat to Republican, citing a shift toward socialism in the Democratic Party — a charge he repeated in his campaign announcement Monday.
Hong Kong government withdraws bill that sparked protestsOctober 23, 2019 GMT
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change...