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NC to give out $1 million each to 4 vaccinated residents

Jun. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new lottery in North Carolina will give the more than 4.6 million vaccinated residents across the state a different kind of shot: a chance to win $1 million. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that those who have gotten at least one COVID-19...

Colorado picks first 5 scholarship winners in vaccine drive

Jun. 10, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the first five winners of $50,000 scholarships in a program designed to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Twenty five scholarships are being offered by the state, along with a $1 million lottery program for five...

Highlights of the two-year, $46.3 billion Connecticut budget

Jun. 09, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. Here are some highlights of the...

Ohio names 3rd Vax-a-Million winners as vaccinations drop

Jun. 09, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state announced the third pair of Ohio Vax-a-Million winners Wednesday evening even as the initial bump from the incentive program fades and the vaccination numbers continue dropping. The Ohio Lottery announced the winners at the end of the...

Kentucky reports 361 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

Jun. 09, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky reported 361 new coronavirus cases and 12 more virus-related deaths Wednesday as the number of Kentuckians vaccinated against COVID-19 approaches 2.1 million. The statewide rate of positive cases was down slightly at 2.06%. ...

Vermont State Colleges offer $16M in scholarships, programs

Jun. 09, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

RANDOLPH, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont State College system is offering $16 million in scholarships and free tuition programs for Vermonters in the upcoming academic year, officials said Wednesday. The funds from the American Rescue Plan Act prioritizes higher and continuing...

CCRI president gets new 3-year contract

Jun. 09, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State higher education officials have approved a new three-year contract for Community College of Rhode Island President Meghan Hughes despite opposition from the faculty union, which said it feels “disrespected” by her administration. The...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 09, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

US increasingly unlikely to meet Biden's July 4 vax goal

Jun. 08, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to meet his target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. ...

Senior asks that $40K college scholarship be given to others

Jun. 08, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

A high school senior headed to Harvard asked that her school give the $40,000 college scholarship it had awarded her to someone going to a community college instead. At the graduation ceremony at Fitchburg High School on Friday, Verda Tetteh returned to the stage to ask...