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Free community college expected to be cut from spending bill

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans. Biden acknowledged as much in a...

Amazon eyes Albuquerque airport for new cargo facility

Oct. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Amazon is eying the airport of New Mexico's most populous city as the site for construction of a new cargo facility. City Council members on Monday formally proposed a lease agreement for Seattle-based Amazon to build a 30,750-square-foot cargo...

Board to decide on new federal grant to restart Loop Trolley

Oct. 18, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Backers of a St. Louis trolley that closed almost two years ago because of financial troubles are hoping that a regional board will soon approve a $1.26 million federal grant to help get the line running again next year. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch...

New biking trail opens in Indiana's Brown County State Park

Oct. 17, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — One of Indiana’s most popular state parks now has a new section of mountain bike trail as it continues expanding that network. A ceremony opening the 1.6-mile Limekiln East trail in Brown County State Park was held earlier this month for the...

Redeveloper of closed college campus seeking state grants

Oct. 09, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A company that hopes to redevelop the property of the closed College of St. Joseph in Rutland is looking for state money to help with the project. Heartland Development plans to convert the defunct college into a senior-living facility. The company...

$1 billion requested from Indiana development grant program

Oct. 09, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have started reviewing economic development proposals covering all 92 Indiana counties that are seeking more than double the $500 million available for the grant program. The proposals from 17 regional organizations were announced by...

Florida to dock school district salaries for requiring masks

Oct. 07, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is set to dock salaries and withhold funding from local school districts that defied Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on pandemic mask mandates in classrooms, state education officials ruled Thursday. The Florida State Board of Education approved...

US poised to sue contractors who don't report cyber breaches

Oct. 07, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is poised to sue government contractors and other companies who receive U.S. government grants if they fail to report breaches of their computer systems or misrepresent their cybersecurity practices, the department's No. 2 official said Wednesday. ...

Breeding barn gets "Save America’s Treasures” grant

Oct. 04, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — The historic Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms has been awarded a $500,000 federal grant to support preservation and restoration projects at the facility. The grand barn was built in 1889 for the horse breeding operation of then-owner W. Seward...

Tennessee state senator found guilty of 4 wire fraud counts

Sep. 30, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Tennessee state senator charged with using federal grant money awarded to a health care school she operated on her wedding, a political campaign event and other personal expenses. A 12-person federal jury decided...