Minnesota

Voter ID petition drive launched

A group that says it wants to “empower the electorate” is gathering signatures in St. Paul and Duluth to seek a charter change that would require voters to show photo identification before casting ballots. The Minnesota Voters Alliance has about…

Local ballot measures pass in Oakland, CA

Oakland voters overwhelmingly approved four ballot measures in an unusual mail-only election Tuesday that sought to ease the city’s tight budget situation. All four measures passed with at least 71 percent of the vote, with well over 90 percent of…