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Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 30, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 23, 2022. Editorial: On Banned Books Week, imagine the world without libraries If you need proof that the pen remains more threatening than the sword, consider that many Americans are more passionate about banning books than they...

Huge Arizona school voucher plan in effect after foes fail

Sep. 30, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — All Arizona parents now can use state tax money to send their children to private or religious schools or pay homeschooling costs after an effort by public school advocates to block a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher law failed to collect enough signatures to...

FAFSA season starts: What you need to know for financial aid

Sep. 27, 2022 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Free Application for Federal Student Aid filing season starts Oct. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year. If you plan to attend college next year, experts say you might want to fill out the FAFSA application as close to the opening date as possible. Many institutions...

Walmart to cover fertility treatments under insurance plan

Sep. 27, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families. The nation’s largest retailer and private employer said Tuesday it’s partnering with New York-based Kindbody to offer...

Foes of Arizona school vouchers file to block huge expansion

Sep. 23, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Public school advocates who oppose a massive expansion of Arizona's private school voucher system enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey in July filed enough signatures Friday to block it from taking effect. ...

Dutch king unveils billions in aid amid soaring inflation

Sep. 20, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch King Willem-Alexander unveiled plans Tuesday from the Dutch government to help households squeezed by rising costs, in his annual address to the nation. Inflation, energy prices and the war in Ukraine were just some of the “uncertainties” the...

Biden approval rises sharply ahead of midterms: AP-NORC poll

Sep. 15, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s popularity improved substantially from his lowest point this summer, but concerns about his handling of the economy persist, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Support for Biden recovered...

Burgum unveils plan for North Dakota's child care 'crisis'

Sep. 13, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota would spend up to $80 million in state savings over the next two years to address child care in the state, under a proposal pitched Tuesday by Gov. Doug Burgum. The GOP-led Legislature meets again in January and will consider the plan that also...

Millennial Money: Get kids set to invest with these accounts

Sep. 13, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

During my late teens, my mom handed me two worn, blue passport-size books with details of my custodial investment accounts. I had no clue what to do with them, but it didn’t matter, because the accounts were empty anyway. Perhaps for the best, because I’m almost certain my assets wouldn’t...

Austria announces price cap to curb rising power prices

Sep. 07, 2022 09:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Austrian government on Wednesday announced plans for a power price cap to curb the rise in energy costs tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Chancellor Karl Nehammer said the cap should ease costs for an average household of three by about 500 euros ($494) per year....