Rep. didn't report $50K in donations as registered lobbyist

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci failed to disclose nearly $50,000 in political contributions while registered as a Washington lobbyist starting in the late 2000s, according to an Associated Press review of federal records.

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  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Michigan crowns winner in contest to prevent carp invasion

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A proposal to repel Asian carp with stinging, noisy bubbles won first prize Tuesday in a contest sponsored by the state of Michigan to find new ideas for keeping the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes.

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  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer

Dems fear immigrants will skip census with citizenship query

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.

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  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and HOPE YEN , Associated Press