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Aquarium to auction off chance to name 3 beluga whales

Jun. 18, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada. President and CEO Stephen Coan said the Sea Research Foundation has...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 18, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 14, 2021. Editorial: First in the nation Congratulations, Vermont. We did it. We moved the needle back to “normal.” First in the nation to do so. Four hundred fifty nine days since the state of emergency...

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Jun. 18, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Cheers & Jeers: Irony is dead June 18 The Lewiston Tribune JEERS ... to U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho. Now that Joe Biden is president, Risch...

House and Senate leaders reach deal on South Carolina budget

Jun. 18, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have agreed to a compromise between the House and Senate versions of the state's more than $10 billion budget. Members of a conference committee voted Thursday to approve the $10.7 billion spending plan for the upcoming...

EPA chief reinstates science advisory board he dismantled

Jun. 18, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he has fully reinstated one of two key advisory boards he dismantled earlier this year in a push for “scientific integrity” at the agency. The new seven-member Clean Air Scientific...

Rapper IDK to launch music business program at Harvard

Jun. 18, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper IDK is launching a music business program at Harvard University for students of color. IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place August 21-31 on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the...

Lawmakers unveil $13.1B state budget proposal

Jun. 18, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers have proposed a $13.1 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that boosts spending on social services and education. The House Finance Committee proposal unveiled Thursday night is almost $2 billion bigger than...

UW-Whitewater chancellor resigns following cancer diagnosis

Jun. 18, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

WHITEWATER, Wis. (AP) — The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has resigned due to health reasons. Chancellor Dwight Watson will step down at the end of the month following his recent diagnosis of stomach and intestinal cancer. ...

EXPLAINER: How India is changing vaccine plan amid shortages

Jun. 18, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Starting Monday, every adult in India will be eligible for a free vaccine paid for by the federal government. The new policy, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, ends a complex system introduced just last month of buying and...

Woman and 7-year-old daughter found dead in Connecticut home

Jun. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman and her 7-year-old daughter were found dead Thursday in a Westport, Connecticut home, police said. Authorities found the bodies around 4 p.m. while responding to a report of an unresponsive woman, police said. The...