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Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Kansas City Star. November 28, 2022. Editorial: Missouri’s Jay Ashcroft aims to ‘hold libraries accountable,’ opening door to book bans A new rule proposed by Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft could kick open the door for special interest groups to...

Independent bookstore in downtown Roanoke marks 5 years

Nov. 26, 2022 09:03 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The owner of Roanoke’s only independent bookstore says spreading ideas and information through the sale of new and used books and events has proved a winning combination so far. Book No Further, which recently turned five years old, appears to work because of...

GOP's Walters defeats Nelson for top Oklahoma education job

Nov. 08, 2022 23:26 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Ryan Walters, Gov. Stitt's secretary of education, easily dispatched fellow teacher and Democrat Jena Nelson on Tuesday in the race for Oklahoma's superintendent of public schools. Walters, 37, is a conservative firebrand who has mostly targeted what...

Banned book lesson thrusts Oklahoma teacher into campaign

Nov. 06, 2022 08:39 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Summer Boismier was living her childhood dream. She grew up a bookworm, became a high school English teacher, and filled both her classroom and home with her favorite literature. She taught her students: “Stories are what is fundamental about the human...