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After his first day on the job, Andrew Warren celebrates his victory as State Attorney with well wishers

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While the efforts at criminal justice reform remain stalled in Washington D.C., the voting public showed up at the polls last year and indicated that they certainly want change at the local level. In Harris County, Texas (which encompasses Houston), Democrat Kim Ogg defeated Republican Devon Anderson by promising to overhaul drug prosecutions. In Jefferson County, Alabama, Charles Todd Henderson defeated GOP incumbent Brandon Falls in part by campaigning against the “mass incarceration of those with drug addictions and mental illness,” and by…

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By-law change adds controversy to Monday night’s Hillsborough DEC election

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Viewed from a certain angle, the Democratic Party resembles a smoking pile of rubble in the wake of last month’s general election. Not only will Donald Trump become president in less than two months, but the Senate and House (and soon the Supreme Court) are in Republican control. Instead of giving up, however, there appears to be a grassroots revival in certain quarters of the party, such as in Hillsborough County. At their first meeting after last month’s election debacle, several hundred…

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