- New agency seeks to bring economic opportunity to Detroit Updated: Oct-12-15 5:11 am
DETROIT - A new agency is being created in Detroit in an effort to bring economic opportunity to the city with expanded global partnerships.
- Vermont's Middlebury College inaugurates 17th president Updated: Oct-11-15 2:02 pm
MIDDLEBURY, Vermont - Vermont's Middlebury College has inaugurated its 17th president, who is the first woman to lead the college.
- Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales Updated: Oct-09-15 6:36 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American activist to seek solutions.
- Indiana governor boosts school safety spending after cuts Updated: Oct-09-15 5:25 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced a boost in school safety spending on Friday, just months after signing a two-year budget that drastically cut funding for the same types of improvements.
- Gov. Bullock hires new communications director Updated: Oct-09-15 11:05 am
HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock has hired a new communications director.
- Governor's office accepting spring internship applications Updated: Oct-09-15 2:50 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is seeking two interns for his office's spring 2016 program in Pierre.
- Turkey seizes coin-making material used by IS, arrests 6 Updated: Oct-08-15 10:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Officials say Turkish police have seized material allegedly used by Islamic State militants to produce coins for the group and arrested six foreign nationals.
- Mayor's staffer faces drug charges, on administrative leave Updated: Oct-08-15 8:58 am
WASHINGTON - The mayor's office says a staffer in the mayor's religious affairs division is on administrative leave after his arrest on drug charges.
- Ex-Overstock.com CEO criticizes tax breaks for corporations Updated: Oct-07-15 10:59 am
SALT LAKE CITY - During campaign stops during his run for Utah governor, former Overstock.com President and CEO Jonathan Johnson has been critical of tax breaks the governor's office uses to lure corporations to the state - tax breaks his own company received.
- AP NewsBreak: Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit Updated: Oct-06-15 10:26 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
- New leadership team planned for Detroit's water system Updated: Oct-06-15 5:43 am
DETROIT - A new leadership team is planned for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department as part of an effort to improve service and rebuild its aging infrastructure.
- Valley City State University inaugurates new president Updated: Oct-02-15 11:15 am
VALLEY CITY, North Dakota - New Valley City State University President Tisa Mason has officially taken the reins.
- Officials optimistic exchange will run smoothly Nov. 1 Updated: Oct-01-15 7:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont officials said Thursday that technology upgrades to the state's online health insurance exchange have been tested and will be deployed Thursday evening by the deadline the governor had set for smooth operations of the system two years after it was launched.
- W.Va. water agency drops new position after questions raised Updated: Sep-28-15 2:06 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new position at the West Virginia Water Development Authority has been dropped after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's office raised questions.
- Treasurer blocks financing plan for Iowa police radio system Updated: Sep-27-15 9:53 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The state treasurer has blocked a proposal by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration to finance a new $68 million communications system for Iowa emergency responders through a lease-purchase agreement with vendor Motorola Solutions.
- Sheila Bair inaugurated as president of private Md. college Updated: Sep-26-15 4:56 pm
CHESTERTOWN, Maryland - Sheila Bair, who was the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the 2008 financial crisis, has been inaugurated president of Maryland's Washington College, a private liberal arts school.
- Inauguration planned for new University of Toledo president Updated: Sep-25-15 4:02 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - The University of Toledo is ready for a big celebration.
- Gov. Sandoval heading to China for trade mission in October Updated: Sep-25-15 12:59 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval will go to China next month in the second trade mission he has taken there since assuming office.
- Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis Updated: Sep-21-15 4:23 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress, and now it's finally happening.
- Emanuel's budget to put 319 more police on the street Updated: Sep-20-15 9:38 pm
CHICAGO - With homicides climbing again after having fallen for two years, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2016 budget will include a plan to hire civilians to take more than 300 police desk jobs so the officers there now can hit the streets.
- Rep says Blake to meet with NYC mayor, police commissioner Updated: Sep-20-15 9:13 pm
NEW YORK - James Blake, the former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer plans to meet with the mayor and police commissioner, according to his spokeswoman.
- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is engaged, will marry next year Updated: Sep-17-15 8:08 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is engaged to his girlfriend, and they plan to marry within the next year.
- AP Exclusive: Aides worked for Rauner, paid by comptroller Updated: Sep-17-15 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration last winter while on the comptroller's office payroll, using taxpayer dollars from a separate constitutional office before Rauner had even taken the state's reins.
- Ethics board: It's legal for Haley to get season tickets Updated: Sep-16-15 6:30 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Add getting Gamecocks season football tickets in a luxury suite to the list of permissible perks for South Carolina's governor.
- Governor's office provides laptops for Logan students Updated: Sep-15-15 12:22 pm
LOGAN, Utah - The Governor's Office of Economic Development has provided more than 1,600 MacBooks to the Logan City School District as part of a pilot program that could be expanded to the rest of Utah.