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‘Politics are going to get injected’: Days after Ian, campaigns roar back to life

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 4, 2022

Even one of the state’s worst natural disasters couldn’t keep politics at bay for long in Florida. Less than a week after Hurricane Ian devastated parts of the state’s southwest coast and flooded its central region, many Florida campaigns are roaring back to life this week, eager to resume politicking just days after many candidates were more focused on helping affected residents survive and ...

Getting There: Airway Heights will ask voters to increase sales tax to pay for roads

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 5, 2022

Proposition 1 on the Airway Heights ballot will ask voters to approve a 10-year, three-tenths of one percent sales tax on goods and services sold within city limits dedicated specifically for road construction. Airway Heights, which nearly doubled in size from 6,100 residents in the 2010 census to 10,757 in 2020, is one of 55 cities statewide that funds what's known as a transportation benefit district through a portion of the sales tax, according to the Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington. 

Election workers train for battle against conspiracy theories and misinformation before midterms

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 29, 2022

Across the country, election clerks have spent the last two years waging an information and public relations battle to restore faith in elections. They're doing more TV interviews, giving more office tours and retooling their social media presences. They're keeping up with legislation to overhaul elections and conspiracy theories spreading online. And they're redoubling their efforts to explain the exhaustive steps they take to prevent fraud and run secure elections.

The 2022 midterm elections are already here

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 29, 2022

The calendar may still say September, but voting in the 2022 midterm elections is already underway in several states. That includes Illinois and Michigan, where in-person early voting gets started this week. In Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, the early voting period actually started last week.