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Michigan newspaper sues school district over transparency

Jan. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan newspaper has sued Traverse City Area Public Schools for allegedly disregarding transparency laws related to the unexpected resignation of the former superintendent. The lawsuit f iled Friday by the Traverse City Record-Eagle alleged the district misused closed...

Idaho wildlife officials criticized for elk hunt

Jan. 26, 2020 1:19 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game are being criticized for taking part in a research project that led to the killing of 206 elk across southern Idaho from Pocatello to Nampa in an attempt to learn more about how to control damage from elk herds. The hunting and fishing...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 photo, Kevin Muhammad, director of the Community Haven, walks around the former work release center in the Bushtown neighborhood in Chattanooga, Ten. Muhammad plans to convert the former jail into a community center. (Wyatt Massey/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

Group plans to turn vacant jail into black community pillar

Jan. 26, 2020 11:49 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Half a century ago, the five-acre lot in Chattanooga's Bushtown neighborhood was a thriving black Catholic school. Two decades ago, the property was a work release center, a symbol of the mass incarceration that had torn apart the surrounding community. Today, Kevin Muhammad has a...

Maine nursing school plans to expand to address shortage

Jan. 26, 2020 10:47 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The University of Southern Maine plans to expand its nursing school to deal with a shortage of nurses in the state. USM said it's going to use $2.5 million in public and private money to grow the capacity of its School of Nursing. The changes will double the size of the nursing...

Black History Month panel to honor Ernest Gaines

Jan. 26, 2020 10:41 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Fans of the late Louisiana author Ernest J. Gaines, who wrote such storied works as “A Lesson Before Dying" and “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," are gathering to remember his work as part of Black History Month celebrations. The Louisiana Center for the Book...

Louisiana high court to hear 3 cases at Tulane University

Jan. 26, 2020 10:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University students are about to get an up-close look at Louisiana's Supreme Court without having to leave campus. The justices usually hear cases at the courthouse in New Orleans' French Quarter. But, on Monday, the court will hear oral arguments in three cases at Tulane...

Governor names 3 students to Nebraska college system board

Jan. 26, 2020 10:35 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed three students to serve as nonvoting members of the Nebraska State College System board of trustees. Konery Klueber, a senior working on a degree in justice studies, will represent Chadron State College over the 2020-2021 school year, the governor's...

University of Kansas researchers test male contraceptive gel

Jan. 26, 2020 10:22 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Medical Center is testing a male contraceptive gel that men apply to their shoulders. The school's research institution is conducting a clinical trial for the contraceptive and searching for couples to participate. Dr. Ajay Nangia, the center's vice chair of...

Lightsaber lessons: W. Virginia school offers special course

Jan. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Growing up, Danielle Strenko remembers watching the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. A couple of years ago, she found herself at PopCon, where she came across The Outer Rim Praxeum Lightsaber School, a group of individuals who use their passion and skills within the Star Wars...

Virginia schools steer students to computer science careers

Jan. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A dozen flyers are taped to the window of Jay Mathis’ computer lab at Blacksburg High School. Each sheet, marked at the bottom with the logo of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, publicizes nuggets about various jobs in the broad field of computers. (For...