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Kentucky State Parks launches photo contest

Aug. 17, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks has launched a photo contest that encourages visitors to capture some of the best parts of their stay. The contest aims to attract more travelers and showcase these "places of beauty, from scenic mountain views to tranquil beaches,”...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 17, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Impact of abortion ban demands review When Indiana punches above its weight class or fixes government missteps, it’s usually because the state’s most influential corporate citizens have helped lead the...

Western states hit with more cuts to Colorado River water

Aug. 16, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, Arizona and Nevada will face cuts in the amount of water they can draw from the Colorado River as the West endures more drought, federal officials announced Tuesday. Though the cuts will not result in any immediate new...

University of Oregon names interim president

Aug. 16, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday named an interim president in the wake of President Michael Schill announcing his departure. The university’s Provost and Senior Vice President Patrick Phillips will serve as president, Oregon Public...

Arizona governor touts school voucher plan, slams opponents

Aug. 16, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers took a victory lap Tuesday over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June giving the state the nation's most expansive voucher system, and he also used the time to attack backers of...

Students -- and pets -- move into dorms at Nicholls State

Aug. 16, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — A south Louisiana college is welcoming students back to campus and some, for the first time, are bringing their pets. Taylor Lafleur moved into a dorm at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux last week with her dog, Moa — a 7-month-old Great Pyrenees and...

U.S. officials say Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will get less Colorado River water after reservoir levels hit critical low

Aug. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. officials say Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will get less Colorado River water after reservoir levels hit critical low.

Former ITT Tech students get $3.9B in debt cancellation

Aug. 16, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who used federal loans to attend ITT Technical Institute as far back as 2005 will automatically get that debt canceled after authorities found “widespread and pervasive misrepresentations” at the defunct for-profit college chain, the Biden administration announced...

DNR: Indiana fish kill likely due to heat, natural events

Aug. 16, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

FREMONT, Ind. (AP) — Hundreds of fish found dead in a northeastern Indiana lake likely died from natural events tied to recent hot weather, state wildlife officials said. Fisheries biologists with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources visited Clear Lake on Aug. 4 after...

Nafis Sadik, women's health and rights champion, dies at 92

Aug. 16, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women’s health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 United Nations population conference, died four days before her 93rd birthday, her son said late Monday. ...