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Vermont judge blocks activities at firearms training center

Jan. 22, 2021 1:42 PM EST

A Vermont judge has ordered a firearms training center in the town of Pawlet to temporarily stop training activities. Judge Tom Durkin on Thursday granted a request by the town for a preliminary injunction to prevent Daniel Banyai from holding firearms training classes on the property, known as Slate Ridge,...

Group criticizes state management of Native Hawaiian burials

Jan. 21, 2021 10:21 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii has drawn criticism for its handling of Native Hawaiian burials from members of burial councils who have called on the Legislature to establish a working group to draw up reforms. Oahu Island Burial Council Chairwoman Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu laid out several grievances...

Tutoring platform, state form partnership for high schoolers

Jan. 18, 2021 3:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An online tutoring service is partnering with the state of New Hampshire to offer free tutoring to high school students. Schoolhouse.world is a platform that connects people around the world to have free, small-group tutoring sessions. It offers tutoring in high school math and...

Charvi Goyal, 17, prepares to jump online for a tutoring session she gives to a junior high student from her family's home Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Plano, Texas. Goyal is part of a group of high school students that put together their own volunteer online tutoring service to help k-12 during the pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Teens tutor peers online to fill need during pandemic

Jan. 16, 2021 8:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — When her suburban Dallas high school was forced to move online last spring because of the coronavirus pandemic, Charvi Goyal realized that the schoolmates she’d been informally tutoring between classes would still need extra help but wouldn’t necessarily be able to get...

Clark County School District OKs limited in-person learning

Jan. 15, 2021 5:07 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A school district board in Nevada has voted unanimously Thursday to approve voluntary, small-group learning, taking a step toward reopening school buildings. The Clark County School Board did not provide a timeline for implementation, including when principals might be expected to submit...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address

Jan. 14, 2021 12:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Here is the text of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's State of the State address as prepared Thursday: Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Chief Justice Melton, Chief Judge McFadden, and my fellow Georgians: In my first State of the...

Maryland police officer suspended over social media posts

Jan. 12, 2021 7:25 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland police officer was suspended on Tuesday over two social media posts, including one showing him wearing what was described as a political T-shirt as he displayed his badge and service weapon. The Prince George’s County Police Department said in a news release...

District says it shouldn't have to give workers gun training

Jan. 12, 2021 4:47 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A school district that voted after a deadly shooting to allow employees to be armed argued Tuesday in Ohio’s highest court that they shouldn’t have to first provide police-level training to those workers. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments from both sides in...

Lawyers: New Mexico trying to comply with education needs

Jan. 8, 2021 12:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Public Education Department is working with school districts and internet providers to expand broadband access in rural areas struggling with remote learning, according to lawyers for the state. In a response filed in court this week, the lawyers also said school...

US investigating pepper spray use at 2 Nevada youth centers

Jan. 7, 2021 8:28 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating whether pepper spray has been used illegally against children housed at two of Nevada’s most secure youth facilities, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Justice Department announced that it opened a probe of the use of “chemical...