Election 2016

Credit Photo: Andrew Malone (Flickr)

Dickson "Chinx" Chingaira, a Zimbabwean revolutionary and musician who died of cancer last week at the age of 61, may be considered a hero within the rank-and-file of President Robert Mugabe's administration. However, many lament the aid Chingaira's music gave to the long-time ruler of this southern African country.

After Chingaira's death Friday at a Harare hospital, a national debate erupted over whether he should be declared a national war hero.

e4ec2d40-76c4-4324-b507-5c22c00694c6
WVPB

After months of a budget standoff, Governor Jim Justice announced he would allow a budget heavy on cuts and with no tax increases to become law without his signature.

That doesn’t mean he was happy with it.

“I can’t possible sign this,” he said. “They voted against the people of this state. They didn’t hurt me. They hurt the people.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is facing pressure from Democrats to step aside, after Democrat Jon Ossoff lost a special election in Georgia Tuesday.

Many of the attack ads against Ossoff sought to tie him to Pelosi. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with KQED’s Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) about the California Democrat. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Louisiana has become the first state to prohibit all public universities from asking applicants about their criminal history.

By some estimates, as many as 70 to 100 million Americans have some kind of criminal record.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

66e9db69-3310-4cce-8c7e-b5fd2561a406
AP Photo/Marc Levy

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - As GOP leaders search high and low for more than two billion dollars to patch the commonwealth's budget gaps, one state senator is trying to tempt his colleagues with revenue projections from one of his longtime pet issues--recreational marijuana. 

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Still basking in the glow of a big Georgia special election victory for the GOP, President Trump pushed aside the controversies that have hamstrung his administration in the past month and returned to the stage most comfortable to him — the campaign trail.

Pages