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Polish teachers to suspend strike so exams can go forward

Apr. 25, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The head of the Polish Teachers' Union says it is suspending a strike that has closed most Polish schools for nearly three weeks in order to allow end-of-year exams to go forward. Slawomir Broniarz said Thursday that the strike for higher pay for teachers will end Saturday, but it...

Booker tax returns show income drop, high charitable giving

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker released 10 years of tax returns Wednesday, showing his income plunged last year but he remained generous toward charity. Booker reported income of $152,715 in 2018 for his salary as a U.S. senator from New Jersey. He paid $22,781 in...

Editorials from around Oregon

Apr. 24, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ The Bend Bulletin, April 23, on House Speaker Kotek not needing to be a can kicker: Of all the things parents want to pass on to their children, debt is probably not one. House Speaker Tina Kotek has suggested doing it anyway. One of the ideas she has been...

Maine bill to boost lowest-in-US governor's pay gets tabled

Apr. 23, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers have tabled the latest bill to boost the lowest-in-the-nation salary for Maine's next governor. The bill would boost the annual salary from $70,000 to $150,000 beginning January 2023. The Legislature's state and local government committee tabled the proposal Monday....

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by

Apr. 22, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Valery Díaz covered her eyes and held her breath before looking in a hair salon mirror to see herself without much of the long dark hair that used to frame her face. The 16-year-old student was paid $100 for the shorn hair, money she'll use to help her family and buy a...

India's Jet Airways flying just 7 planes amid investor talks

Apr. 15, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's ailing Jet Airways drastically cut back its operations on Monday amid talks with investors on purchasing a controlling stake in the debt-laden airline. Once India's largest carrier, Jet Airways is currently operating only seven of its 14 aircraft, and is flying only domestic...

Brown releases plan to offset rising school pension costs

Apr. 12, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a plan on Friday to pay down rising debt from the state's public pension costs, which have ballooned past $26 billion. The proposal expects to bring in $3.3 billion over the next 16 years and is meant to insulate Oregon schools from the brunt of rising...

Mexico to purge nonworking teachers from payroll

Apr. 6, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday that his government will conduct a census to determine which teachers are working and purge the rest from the payroll. Speaking in Mexico's western state of Michoacan, the president gestured with a thumb to indicate that any...

1,000 replacements for Cuban doctors in Brazil quit program

Apr. 5, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 1,000 Brazilian doctors who signed up to replace Cuban physicians working in Brazil's rural areas have quit within three months, the health ministry confirmed Friday. The doctors who quit represent 12% of the 8,500 physician positions that opened after Cuba's government...

Business group files 2 PERS reform ballot initiatives

Apr. 4, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Members of the business community have filed two prospective ballot measures that would aim to rein in the Oregon's public pension system's growing deficit and runaway costs. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the first potential ballot measure would give new hires the option of a...