Topic: “Government”

Posted in Announcements

Why AP has yet to call Kentucky governor's race

, by Lauren Easton

At 10:02 p.m. ET on Tuesday, AP sent a news alert to its member news organizations and customers that the race for governor in Kentucky was too close to call.

AP Election Decision Editor Stephen Ohlemacher explains why:

Posted in Announcements

Three new deputy bureau chiefs in Washington

, by Lauren Easton

Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace today announced three key appointments: editors J. David Ake, Kathleen Hennessey and Elizabeth Kennedy are the new deputy Washington bureau chiefs, leading AP’s coverage of the U.S. government and American politics.

Posted in Behind the News

Understanding the ‘Politics of pain’

, by Lauren Easton

During an especially intense news period, marked by a bomb blast in Manhattan and a subsequent manhunt in New Jersey, an investigation into the politics behind America’s opioid epidemic still received the attention it deserved.

Posted in Behind the News

Reporter’s investigation exposes abuse of migrant children

, by Lauren Easton

National investigative reporter Garance Burke revealed this week that more than two dozen migrant children were abused or neglected in American homes since the federal government relaxed procedures for vetting those wanting to take in unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border.

Posted in Behind the News

Uranium in private wells? Reporters dig for answers

, by Lauren Easton

A year ago, the U.S. Geological Survey released a study saying one out of four private wells in California’s eastern San Joaquin Valley, in the country’s richest farming region, had dangerous levels of uranium.

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