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Tentative deal reached with Colorado Kroger grocery workers

Mar. 25, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The union representing Colorado grocery store workers has reached a tentative deal to avoid a strike at King Soopers and City Market stores. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 said Monday that the deal was reached with the local subsidiary of Ohio-based Kroger after marathon talks...

Poland aims to meet EU budget rules despite higher spending

Mar. 25, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's finance minister said Monday she is aiming to keep the country's budget deficit within European Union rules even after a series of pre-election spending pledges to help families, young people and pensioners. Teresa Czerwinska said she is hopeful that Poland's budget deficit...

Inslee visits Portland training center on campaign stop

Mar. 24, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Washington toured a labor union training center in Oregon as part of his campaign for president. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports Gov. Jay Inslee on Saturday toured the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48's training center in Portland. Inslee is...

School security system to give police access to camera feeds

Mar. 24, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio K-12 school scheduled to open in the fall will include a security system that would allow police to tap into school cameras. The Northridge district's new school will feature the BluePoint Alert System as part of its design, the Dayton Daily News reported . The school in...

Online programs help schools efficiently find substitutes

Mar. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jayne Polaski likes teaching on her own terms, which means choosing her days, and her school, before she heads to work. "I like subbing. I like the versatility of it," said Polaski of St. Clair Township. "I like being independent of the school." Polaski works as a substitute teacher at...

Suddenly, cost-cutting states turn friendly to teachers

Mar. 23, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Schoolteacher raises of $5,000 are on the table in Texas — a proposed pay hike that ranks among the biggest in the U.S. since a wave of teacher unrest began last year. But protests aren't why the money is suddenly available. Texas hasn't even had a teacher strike. But as in...

Many area teachers work multiple jobs to maintain, survive

Mar. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — As a teacher in Idaho Falls School District 91 and with a second job as a server at Jakers Bar and Grill, some of Jess Marboe's workdays can last up to 15 hours. When she worked a third job — teaching English to children overseas through VIP Kid Teaching Portal for $8.50 an...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Mar. 22, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed to discuss the issue again at their next gathering in...

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the...

EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK's May

Mar. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the EU,...