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Angela Okafor at her small immigration law office located inside her store in Bangor, Maine. Okafor, who has a law degree from her home country of Nigeria and passed the New York bar exam, opened an immigration law practice three years ago. Robbie Feinberg/Maine Public Radio hide caption

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Bangor's New Council Member Joins Wave Of Women Of Color Winning Office

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How to run for office

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Zeb Towne, the elected dogcatcher of Duxbury, Vt. "I'm the only person in the country who gets elected as a dogcatcher. So, I'm awesome, I guess," says Towne. Amy Kolb Noyes/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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'You Couldn't Get Elected Dogcatcher!' No, Seriously

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Phoenix residents Laurie Provost (left), 53, and Maddie Adelman, 50, have watched their city become increasingly welcoming toward the LGBTQ community over the last two decades, even as their state has kept in place anti-LGBTQ policies and laws. Will Stone/KJZZ hide caption

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In Arizona, Advocating For The LGBTQ Community Starts In Local Politics

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A mail-in ballot for Denver, Colo. There are local elections on Tuesday and there's been a struggle to find candidates to run in many parts of Colorado. Ann Marie Awad/Colorado Public Radio News hide caption

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When Election Day Comes And There's Only One Candidate On The Ballot

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Controversy has erupted in Carmel, Ind., as the city council is expected to consider $76 million in new bonds to pay for various projects, including one for a new luxury hotel, a couple new roundabouts and, this antique carousel. Arlan Ettinger/Guernsey's hide caption

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