Posts Tagged Government and politics

In speech, Boston mayor strongly defends Olympic bid

BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Marty Walsh is strongly defending Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, saying that win or lose the city’s pursuit of the games represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and would not leave taxpayers to shoulder a massive bill.

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Proposed ammo ban empties shelves

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When word began to spread about a proposed ban on a popular type of ammunition, the market responded faster than a speeding bullet.

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Bill to legalize mixed martial arts advances in NY

Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Utica, listens to a speaker during a hearing to legalize mixed martial arts in New York on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Albany. The Senate Committee on Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation has voted 4-2 to approve the bill to the New York State Athletic Commission authority to regulate the sport as it does professional boxing. Griffo sponsored the legislation in the Senate. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The fight to legalize mixed martial arts in New York — the last state to prohibit cage matches with small gloves — resumed Tuesday with legislation advancing out of committee and some lawmakers advocating a special fund for brain-damaged fighters.

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Mayor: Chicago rules ban 24-hour construction at Wrigley

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city building ordinances don’t allow the renovation project at Wrigley Field to have construction crews working around the clock.

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Panel votes down measure to void transgender athletes policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Senate committee has defeated a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports.

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