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October 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Estonians voted in the Baltic state's first free post-Soviet local government elections, but the large Russian-speaking minority complained that they had been excluded from running. All people who have lived in Estonia for five years have voting rights, but only Estonian citizens can run for office. Russian speakers, who account for about 600,000 of the 1.6 million population, have complained that the republic's "law on aliens" is discriminatory.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether it is for basic municipal services or for schools, schools, schools, voters are being asked to open their wallets in nearly a dozen local elections around Los Angeles County on Tuesday. Eight school districts will try to muster the two-thirds majority needed for issuing bonds to make campus repairs, add technology and build classrooms--nearly $467 million's worth altogether.
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NEWS
May 3, 1991 | Associated Press
The opposition inflicted a heavy defeat on Prime Minister John Major's Conservative Party in local government elections Thursday, virtually ending the prospect of an early general election this summer. "The Tories will not want a general election now, but our country desperately needs one," said John Cunningham, campaign manager of the opposition Labor Party, as results came in through the early hours today. Major has a year before he must call a national parliamentary election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1997
Key to Election Tables * An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate. * A double dagger (***) indicates a race where a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates if no one receives more than half of the vote. * Elected candidates and approved measures--or those leading with 99% of precincts reporting--are in uppercase and in bold type. Results are not official and could be affected by absentee ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1997
Key to Election Tables * An asterisk (*) denotes an incumbent candidate. * A double dagger (***) indicates a race where a runoff election will be held between the top two candidates if no one receives more than half of the vote. * Elected candidates and approved measures--or those leading with 99% of precincts reporting--are in uppercase and in bold type. Results are not official and could be affected by absentee ballots.
NEWS
May 28, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voter turnout was surprisingly light Sunday as Poles voted to elect 52,000 local officeholders in the first fully free elections here since World War II. Despite government pleas for voters to turn out and complete the "second half of the revolution" that began last year, the turnout was only 42% nationwide, the General Election Commission reported. The election was carried out as the government continued to stand firm against a wildcat strike of railway workers, now a week old.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1997 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whether it is for basic municipal services or for schools, schools, schools, voters are being asked to open their wallets in nearly a dozen local elections around Los Angeles County on Tuesday. Eight school districts will try to muster the two-thirds majority needed for issuing bonds to make campus repairs, add technology and build classrooms--nearly $467 million's worth altogether.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1996
Measure L: Agoura Hills What it would do: Authorize the City Council to establish a tax on hotel rooms at a rate not exceeding 12% of the rental charge. According to the city attorney's analysis, a "no" vote will maintain the existing 8% tax on hotel rooms that generates $310,000 annually. * For Argument for: The 8% tax is below that of neighboring cities, and the additional revenue generated by a higher room tax will help maintain roads, public safety and other services.
NEWS
March 4, 1985 | From Reuters
Archbishop Arturo Rivera y Damas said Sunday that 86 people died in political violence last week, eight of them civilians murdered by right-wing death squads. "The ominous death squads have assassinated eight people, leaving marks of cruelty on their mutilated bodies," the prelate said in his weekly homily. He said that according to the church's human rights organization, Tutela Legal, five other civilians, 61 guerrillas and 12 soldiers died in battles between the U.S.
BUSINESS
May 1, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The dollar ended mixed against key foreign currencies in thin, abbreviated worldwide trading. Currency dealers said trading was quiet, with Japanese markets closed for a national holiday. Many European markets will be closed today for May Day, and some dealers took an early, extended break, they said. "With all the various holidays this week there doesn't seem to be any reason to break from the trading ranges," said Trevor Woodland, chief corporate trader for Harris Trust & Co. in Chicago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1996
Measure L: Agoura Hills What it would do: Authorize the City Council to establish a tax on hotel rooms at a rate not exceeding 12% of the rental charge. According to the city attorney's analysis, a "no" vote will maintain the existing 8% tax on hotel rooms that generates $310,000 annually. * For Argument for: The 8% tax is below that of neighboring cities, and the additional revenue generated by a higher room tax will help maintain roads, public safety and other services.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Estonians voted in the Baltic state's first free post-Soviet local government elections, but the large Russian-speaking minority complained that they had been excluded from running. All people who have lived in Estonia for five years have voting rights, but only Estonian citizens can run for office. Russian speakers, who account for about 600,000 of the 1.6 million population, have complained that the republic's "law on aliens" is discriminatory.
NEWS
May 3, 1991 | Associated Press
The opposition inflicted a heavy defeat on Prime Minister John Major's Conservative Party in local government elections Thursday, virtually ending the prospect of an early general election this summer. "The Tories will not want a general election now, but our country desperately needs one," said John Cunningham, campaign manager of the opposition Labor Party, as results came in through the early hours today. Major has a year before he must call a national parliamentary election.
NEWS
May 28, 1990 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Voter turnout was surprisingly light Sunday as Poles voted to elect 52,000 local officeholders in the first fully free elections here since World War II. Despite government pleas for voters to turn out and complete the "second half of the revolution" that began last year, the turnout was only 42% nationwide, the General Election Commission reported. The election was carried out as the government continued to stand firm against a wildcat strike of railway workers, now a week old.
WORLD
May 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Lawmakers in Tony Blair's Labor Party are circulating a draft letter calling on the prime minister to set a date for his departure, a legislator told the Associated Press on Sunday. The letter addressed to the Labor Party's executive committee was widely reported in the British media Sunday, two days after Blair overhauled his government. Mounting crises facing the prime minister were cited as the reason for the letter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2000
Re "U.S. Presents Demands to LAPD," June 2: To read the statements of City Council members Mike Feuer and Laura Chick is to read the views of leaders in absolute denial about what has happened and is happening in L.A. Feuer says he embraces the "Justice Department participating with us in reforming the Police Department." Chick states that she doesn't want the "federal government running our Police Department." Though she says, "We need outside pressure applied on the Police Department to ensure that the reforms are real, substantive and lasting."
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