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Some small towns in America are disbanding police forces, citing hiring woes

GOODHUE, Minn. (AP) — As Goodhue Police Chief Josh Smith struggled this summer to fill vacancies in his small department, he warned the town's City Council that unless pay and benefits improved, finding new officers would never happen. When nothing changed, Smith quit. So did his few ...

Steve Williams becomes 1st Democrat to enter West Virginia governor’s race

RACINE, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said Monday that he plans to run for West Virginia governor, becoming the first — and so far only — Democratic candidate in the field eight months before the primary election. Williams announced his bid for governor during the United ...