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Arkansas Gov. Sanders slams Biden for 'woke fantasies'

Feb. 08, 2023 00:41 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders painted a dystopian portrait of the country in her rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, leaning heavily into Republican culture war issues and accusing Biden of pursuing “woke fantasies.” ...

Douglas Emmett: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 07, 2023 16:59 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Douglas Emmett Inc. (DEI) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The Santa Monica, California-based real estate investment trust said it...

How Candid hopes diversity data will help aid racial equity

Feb. 07, 2023 14:41 PM EST

Candid, the major philanthropy research group, is leading a coalition of funders and grantees that want to standardize the collection of demographic information to help enable donations to minority-led groups. Harnessing such data could help advance racial equity, said Candid's CEO,...

What to Watch: New political vibes this State of the Union

Feb. 07, 2023 14:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Look for new faces and fresh political dynamics as President Joe Biden delivers this year's State of the Union address, coupled with attention to some old problems brought back into painful focus by recent events. The president on Tuesday night will stand before a...

Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. employees have work `best friend'

Feb. 07, 2023 08:19 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Crystal Powers began a new job remotely in February 2022 as a medical records supervisor. She has yet to meet two of the five people who report to her in person and has found it challenging to bond with her fellow managers online. “I was used to that face-to-face...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Feb. 07, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Kansas City Star. February 1, 2023. Editorial: As Black History Month starts, can’t we resolve to be honest about Missouri’s past? Our nation heads into this Black History Month with nerves raw yet again. Last Friday, footage of the savage fatal beating of Tyre...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 07, 2023 07:12 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. February 3, 2023. Editorial: Invest in Kids program a good way to help those in need Helping poor kids get a good education has near-universal appeal. There’s not much on which Springfield Democrats and Republican agree. ...

State of the Union? Congress doesn't fully reflect diversity

Feb. 07, 2023 00:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When lawmakers gather for President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, the Republican side of the aisle will look slightly different than it did a few years ago. Rather than row after row of white men in suits, the House Republican majority increasingly has...

New science center under construction, aims for change

Feb. 04, 2023 09:12 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — EastSide Charter’s School’s $25 million science hub is no longer just a vision on paper — its construction is underway. Proposed in 2021, the center is intended to remedy a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and...

Portland cop fired for leaking false allegations reinstated

Feb. 03, 2023 17:33 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Portland police officer and union leader has been reinstated to the force after he was fired last spring for leaking a false complaint about a city official, according to a report filed this week with the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Mayor Ted...