Students To Walk Out Nationwide Protesting Gun Violence

By COLLIN BINKLEY, Associated Press From Maine to Hawaii, students planned to walk out of school Wednesday to protest gun violence in the biggest demonstration yet of the student activism that has emerged in response to last month’s massacre of 17 people at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In nearly 3,000 protests nationwide, students from…

Too Close To Call But Dem Lamb Claims Win In Pennsylvania

By BILL BARROW, MARC LEVY and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump’s sway in a GOP stronghold. Lamb claimed…

Josh Hawley Kicks Off Campaign For His U.S. Senate Bid

Chesterfield, MO  (KTRS)  Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate is officially underway. The Missouri Republican launched his run with a three stop tour in the state on Tuesday. The Missouri Attorney General’s last stop was in Chesterfield. Speaking to over 100 supporters, Hawley attacked incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. “I know that Missouri is…

Western Pennsylvania’s Hold Special Election In 18th Congressional District:

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) —  Polls are open in western Pennsylvania as voters settle a high profile special congressional race being watched for clues to the upcoming midterm elections. Republican Rick Saccone is trying to stave off an upset by Democrat Conor Lamb in a Pittsburgh-area district that backed President Donald Trump by 20 percentage points…

Illinois Governor Candidates At Odds On Marijuana Use

SARAH ZIMMERMAN, Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democratic candidates for governor say it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana, while Republican candidates oppose the idea. Nine states and Washington, D.C, have already legalized recreational marijuana. Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor say it’s time the state follow suit, arguing the move…