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NEW YORK — Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he won’t run for governor of New York state. The two-term mayor gave scant details about his decision to skip a Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Kathy Hochul, who last year replaced disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “I am not going to be running for governor of New York state, but I am going to devote every fiber of ...

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A fan of the New York Knicks, Mayor Adams already knows that the crowd at Madison Square is anything but boring. The mayor, who has been in office for two weeks, got a decidedly mixed reception from Knicks fans when he gave a pregame speech at the traditional Martin Luther King Day matinee game at the Garden. “When the civil rights battle was on the line Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand ...

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CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor Monday, stressing his background as a former county prosecutor to focus on a tough-on-crime message the GOP is hoping will play well against Democrats this year. In a three-minute announcement video, Irvin says that after serving in the military, he went to law school and then to ...

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BALTIMORE SUN — It is a familiar scene, a public official at the lectern the day after being indicted or otherwise landing in trouble. But when Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby took to the microphone to defend herself against federal perjury charges, the scene played out in less-familiar fashion. There was no spouse standing behind her, an absence all the more eyebrow-raising given ...

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CHICAGO — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin will join the Republican primary contest for governor as early as Monday, completing a slate aimed at gaining financial backing from billionaire Ken Griffin to challenge Democrats who hold all statewide offices, sources said Friday. Irvin, the first Black mayor of Illinois’ second-largest city, would be the fifth announced candidate for the GOP nomination ...

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CHICAGO — An inspector general’s investigation found “a troubling series of unfounded statements” were made by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration over the wrongful police raid of Anjanette Young’s home, according to the IG’s quarterly report. Lightfoot, a mayor’s office spokesman and the head of the Civilian Office of Police Accountability all made false or misleading statements ...

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MIAMI — Miami is directing $3.1 million in federal funding toward beds for homeless shelters, along with job training and mental health treatment for people living on the street — in contrast to the city’s recent efforts to create new restrictions for people experiencing homelessness. Shortly after commissioners on Thursday approved the measure sponsored by Mayor Francis Suarez and ...

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NEW YORK — Is he his brother’s keeper, or what? Days after New York City Mayor Eric Adams sparked a wave of criticism for naming his brother to a top NYPD job, the mayor said Thursday he would defer to the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board on whether his sibling gets to keep the post. Adams, who appeared at an afternoon press briefing in lower Manhattan, was asked if he’d in effect fire his ...