- Lawmaker calls for maker of new state logo to give refund Updated: Jul-06-15 5:17 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo, saying the company that developed it was "substantially over-compensated."
- Mayors meeting with governor's office on storm damage Updated: Jul-02-15 8:35 am
WOOLWICH, New Jersey - Mayors from towns hit hard by a severe storm last week are finally getting a meeting with Gov. Chris Christie's office.
- Governor's office moves from Capitol amid renovation work Updated: Jul-01-15 7:48 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Members of Gov. Bill Walker's administration have moved their offices from the third floor of the state Capitol to an office building a block away in Juneau.
- Gov. Ricketts seeks applicants for Nebraska legislative seat Updated: Jul-01-15 1:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking qualified applicants for an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature.
- Sculptor chosen for MLK statue at Georgia Capitol Updated: Jun-29-15 2:29 pm
ATLANTA - A sculptor has been selected to create a statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that will stand on the grounds of Georgia's Capitol, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.
- Massachusetts library houses Calvin Coolidge collections Updated: Jun-28-15 2:27 pm
NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts - No U.S president has turned down the opportunity to have their collections gathered and curated to reflect their presidential legacy.
- Washington governor takes emergency wildfire action Updated: Jun-26-15 11:56 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Citing extreme wildfire risk with high temperatures and widespread drought conditions, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and the state lands commissioner took emergency steps Friday to reduce the risk of dangerous wildfires - and deal with them if they start.
- The Latest: 12 arrested in Hawaii telescope protest Updated: Jun-24-15 9:50 pm
HONOLULU - The latest on a large protest on a Hawaii mountain to block construction of what would be one of the world's largest telescopes (all times local):
- Truman Presidential Library closed for mechanical repairs Updated: Jun-23-15 7:22 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - Officials at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum in Independence say the library has closed because of air conditioning problems.
- Blackfeet man says he'll run for US House in 2016 Updated: Jun-23-15 6:54 pm
HELENA, Montana - A Blackfeet tribal member said Tuesday he is running for Montana's U.S. House seat as a Democrat in 2016.
- Like past governors, Baker must weigh public records law Updated: Jun-21-15 9:37 am
BOSTON - Like past Massachusetts governors, Charlie Baker has spoken about making state government more accountable and transparent to the public.
- Gov. Jindal chief of staff exits state work for campaign job Updated: Jun-19-15 5:47 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief of staff is leaving his state job to work on the presidential campaign that the Republican governor is expected to announce next week.
- Ducey hiring freeze savings pegged at $2.2M so far Updated: Jun-18-15 6:18 am
PHOENIX - Gov. Doug Ducey's state hiring freeze has saved Arizona taxpayers $2.2 million since it was enacted by executive order in January.
- As president, Bush would face entanglements from board roles Updated: Jun-18-15 3:44 am
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's deep dive into corporate America, where he served on the boards or as an adviser to more than a dozen companies, could trigger complications for him if he wins the White House.
- Report cites command climate problems in Alaska guard probe Updated: Jun-15-15 4:52 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A special investigator hired to review the handling of sexual assault and other alleged misconduct within the Alaska National Guard did not find evidence that top guard leaders overtly discouraged the reporting of misconduct after 2010.
- Baltimore fighting against beetle that targets its ash trees Updated: Jun-13-15 9:31 am
BALTIMORE - With the arrival of an invasive green Asian beetle in Baltimore, local governments and property owners are confronting tough - and potentially costly - choices about whether to try to save ash trees at risk of infestation or cut them down.
- Taxpayers' tab for Christie's foreign trips tops $120,000 Updated: Jun-12-15 6:58 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office says his recent foreign trips to the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada cost state taxpayers $123,893.04.
- Felony charges for man accused of stealing tourism brochures Updated: Jun-10-15 11:13 pm
MIDWAY, Utah - A Utah man who once ran for Congress in Missouri may have committed commercial terrorism when he repeatedly stole and disposed of a rival tourism business's brochures, authorities say.
- CNN's Jake Tapper hopes to add depth to Sunday morning crowd Updated: Jun-10-15 1:19 pm
NEW YORK - CNN's Jake Tapper, the third new host of a Sunday morning public affairs show to debut within the past year, says he hopes to attract viewers who want a little more depth to their political interviews.
- AP Exclusive: Inaugural poet launches Cuba writing project Updated: Jun-09-15 12:10 am
LOS ANGELES - Poet Richard Blanco is launching a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba's "emotional embargo."
- New Mexico special session ends with capital-spending deal Updated: Jun-08-15 10:22 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - After months of backroom negotiations and public finger-pointing, New Mexico lawmakers came back to Santa Fe on Monday and resolved partisan bickering over a $295 million capital projects bill and a package of tax incentives.