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Schools chief candidate clarifies status of her organization

Sep. 23, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for state education chief in Washington state who claimed to operate a nonprofit now says her organization does not actually have federal tax-exempt status. Maia Espinoza, who is challenging incumbent Chris Reykdal in the November election to become the state superintendent of...

Connecticut to help tourism sites; provides loan to aquarium

Sep. 22, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

Preston, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is providing a $7 million loan to the Mystic Aquarium, a nonprofit that's been hit hard financially after being forced to close for almost four months because of the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat, said the multi-pronged arrangement with the aquarium is...

Maine CDC opens investigation into school outbreak

Sep. 22, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — State officials have opened an investigation into an outbreak of coronavirus that forced a school to move into full-time remote learning mode, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The outbreak at Sanford High School and Sanford Regional Technical Center...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.  Getting enough people to staff polling places amid the coronavirus pandemic is a challenge in many states. The virus’ disproportionate impact on Latinos has made the task of recruiting Spanish-speakers even more difficult. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

Sep. 19, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers. The Phoenix-based group is joining advocacy organizations, nonprofits and even...

$25M fund created to help struggling Delaware nonprofits

Sep. 19, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — There is help on the way for Delaware’s nonprofits, which have been struggling to keep their services going during the pandemic. Gov. John Carney and New Castle County announced the $25 million Delaware Nonprofit Support Fund. The fund will have two parts. The first part will...

Ethics complaint in House race won't be heard before Nov. 3

Sep. 16, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for the state House has filed an ethics complaint against her incumbent rival, accusing the lawmaker of failing to disclose conflicts of interest in contracts between an educational nonprofit she founded and child welfare agencies. Karen Whitlock on Monday...

FILE - In this September 1983, file photo, Ann Getty, left, is followed by her husband, Gordon Getty, into Symphony Hall during opening night in San Francisco. Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil heir and billionaire philanthropist, were a regular presence of San Francisco's society events. At right are city administrator Roger Boas and his wife Nancy. (AP Photo/Eric Luse, File)

Longtime San Francisco benefactor Ann Getty dies at 79

Sep. 14, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco who married into the storied Getty family, died Monday. She was 79. She died of a heart attack, her husband Gordon Getty said. A native of Wheatland, California, Ann Getty and her husband Gordon Getty, an oil...

Extra benefits ending with Montana's unemployment rising

Sep. 10, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The extra $400 in weekly unemployment insurance payments is no longer available in Montana, the Department of Labor and Industry said Thursday, even as new unemployment claims are on the rise. The department said the Federal Emergency Management Agency ended funding for the Lost Wages...

Applications set to open for Delaware COVID-19 relief fund

Sep. 7, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Applications are set to open for the first round of grants from a $100 million COVID-19 relief fund for small businesses and nonprofits in Delaware. The state said in a news release Monday that grants of up to $100,000 will be available. The Division of Small Business will begin...

Official: It's crunch time in Nevada for US census responses

Sep. 5, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s crunch time for the headcount in Nevada, with billions of dollars at stake. Responses to the 2020 U.S. census are due by Sept. 30, giving state residents less than a month to be part of the once-in-a-decade nationwide survey. Officials say the statewide response rate has...