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5 overlooked politics stories that are worth your time

The 24-hour news cycle is filled with politics coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.

  1. Statehouse sexual harassment tally: At least 18 state lawmakers gone or punished
  2. More than a dozen state lawmakers have faced career-ending accusations of inappropriate behavior. — Stateline.org, 1/2

  3. Battleground Newport Beach? The 2018 Congressional Race Heats Up
  4. Several Democrats — and a few Republicans — are running to oust a 13-term GOP incumbent in California’s 48th Congressional District. (Here are some other midterm stories worth reading). — Newport Beach Independent Online, 12/29

  5. State budget cuts to eliminate 70+ jobs that help Montanans with developmental disabilities
  6. Budget problems in Helena are taking a toll on mental health and disability services. — Helena Independent Record, 12/27

  7. First group of Iraqi border patrol completes training with coalition forces
  8. American and coalition forces have finished their first training program for Iraqi border troops. — Department of Defense news release, 12/31

  9. Roy Moore election lawsuit relied on conspiracy theorists’ ‘expert’ affidavits
  10. Roy Moore’s lawsuit challenging the Alabama Senate election included witnesses with anti-Semitic or conspiracy theory views. — AL.com, 12/28