Stories tagged: vote
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
Corsicans vote to elect new regional assembly
Voters in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica voted Sunday to elect a new regional assembly – with victory expected for Corsican nationalists.
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Oregon delays vote on wolf plan that could lead to hunting
Oregon officials are delaying a decision about whether to adopt a new wolf management plan that could eventually open the door for a wolf hunt.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Leaders seek to end GOP fissures over bill averting shutdown
Top Republicans delayed a planned House vote on a short-term budget bill Tuesday to give themselves time to quell party divisions and avert a partial government shutdown by the weekend.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
GOP targets environmental rules after wildfires
Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on a GOP bill to make it easier to cut down trees on national forests to reduce the risk of wildfire.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
FCC plans vote over loosening limits on media ownership
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to vote in November on proposals to roll back ownership rules that were meant to support diverse voices in local media
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
U.S. general: Iraqi tensions divert resources from IS fight
The top U.S. general in Iraq says the fallout from last month’s Kurdish vote for independence is diverting resources away from the war on the Islamic State group just as …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Iraq dismisses Kurdish offer to ‘freeze’ independence vote
Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday dismissed a proposal from the country’s Kurdish leaders to “freeze” the results of their independence vote last month as Iraqi government forces and Kurdish fighters …
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
FCC plans vote over loosening limits on media ownership
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to vote in November on proposals to roll back ownership rules that were meant to support diverse voices in local media.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
Catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal
Spain’s top court ruled Tuesday that an independence referendum in Catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia
As separatists in Catalonia jockeyed Friday to elude court rulings and find ways to deliver on their promise to declare independence, business giants hit back with plans to relocate their …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Melee in Catalonia as Spanish police violently attack voters
Catalonia’s regional government declared a landslide win for the “yes” side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that degenerated into mayhem Sunday, with more than 800 people injured …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Syrian Kurds vote as part of move toward federal system
Thousands were voting Friday in the predominantly Kurdish regions in northern Syria to elect heads of local communities as part of the minority Kurds’ efforts to move closer to a …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
U.S. pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence
The United States ramped up pressure Wednesday on Iraq’s Kurds to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening to withdraw international support for negotiations with Baghdad if the vote isn’t …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Sen. Graham presses for support for GOP health bill
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday appealed for support from fellow senators for his GOP health care bill despite “all its imperfections.”
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
No-confidence vote in Peru forces Cabinet resignations
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s entire Cabinet has been forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
U.N. approves watered-down new sanctions against North Korea
The U.N. Security Council was scheduled to vote late Monday on a new, watered-down sanctions resolution against North Korea that eliminates initial U.S. demands to ban all oil imports to …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 2:29 p.m.
Disputed Iraqi province to vote on Kurdish independence
Iraq’s ethnically-mixed Kirkuk province, long claimed by both the Arab-led central government and the autonomous Kurdish region, voted Tuesday to take part in a vote on Kurdish independence slated for …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Death toll rises amid Kenya’s rioting over disputed vote
In an escalation of Kenya’s deadly election violence, police on Saturday fired live ammunition at rioters and used tear gas on vehicles carrying opposition officials trying to enter a Nairobi …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:24 a.m.
Nissan workers reject United Auto Workers in Mississippi
Workers at a Nissan assembly plant in Mississippi have voted against forming a union, adding to decades of futility by United Auto Workers organizers at foreign-owned auto plants in the …
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Venezuela crisis enters new phase with Sunday vote
Despite four months of deadly protests and the threat of U.S. sanctions, Venezuela on Saturday found itself 24 hours away from a consolidation of government power that appeared certain to …
Wed., July 26, 2017
Trump is the anti-Boy Scout
A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. Trump neither exhibits nor extols any of these traits.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Russia sanctions bill that defies Trump is set for key vote
The White House indicated Sunday that President Donald Trump would sign a sweeping Russia sanctions measure, which the House could take up this week, that requires him to get Congress’ …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:41 p.m.
House approves bill seeking to upend EPA pesticide rule
The House on Wednesday passed a Republican-backed measure reversing an Environmental Protection Agency requirement that those spraying pesticides on or near rivers and lakes file for a permit.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Oregon voters approve Portland schools bond, reject Coos County pipeline ban
Portland voters Tuesday approved the largest school bond in state history, which would raise taxes to address high levels of lead in drinking water at nearly every school and pay …
Thu., Nov. 3, 2016, 10:18 p.m.
One-third of Washington state voters have cast ballots
With four days to go before the 2016 general election, about one third of Washington voters have already cast their ballots.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 11:47 a.m.
Monday is last day to register to vote in Washington
Monday, October 31, is the last day to register to vote in Washington state for next Tuesday’s election.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Low turnout invalidates Hungary ballot on EU refugee quotas
Hungarians overwhelmingly supported the government in a referendum on Sunday called to oppose any future, mandatory European Union quotas for accepting relocated asylum seekers. But nearly complete official results showed …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
Appeals court orders removal of proof-of-citizenship voting requirements
A U.S. elections agency must remove a proof-of-citizenship requirement from a federal form used by people in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to register to vote for November’s election, a federal …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution
Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed – rather than elected …