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Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 03, 2021 16:24 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. December 1, 2021. Editorial: Some of our state’s most serious crimes go unreported The rate of offenses continues to fall in Maine, but that figure doesn’t say it all. There’s a lot to learn from...

Donations improve how kids learn amid ongoing COVID concerns

Dec. 02, 2021 13:46 PM EST

When COVID-19 forced Claire Mansur to teach her fourth-grade reading students online instead of in the classroom, she thought about giving up as a teacher. Students at Gladstone Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri, which serves a large population of immigrants and...

In Nantucket, Biden shops, attends Christmas tree lighting

Nov. 26, 2021 19:51 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — President Joe Biden appeared on the loose Friday in Nantucket. Biden spent more than an hour walking around downtown Nantucket's cobblestone streets, popping unannounced into quaint mom-and-pop shops, appearing to make purchases and posing for...

2 New Mexico school districts close down, citing COVID surge

Nov. 22, 2021 16:56 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least two schools in New Mexico are sending students home early this week for remote learning, citing concerns over a coronavirus infection surge. Students at Santa Fe Public Schools will go remote starting Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving...

What's inside Biden's $2T social and climate measure

Nov. 19, 2021 15:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion plan to boost social and education programs as well as protect against global warming has passed the House, pushing it one step closer to law. The 2,135-page bill includes universal preschool, funding to limit...

House moves toward OK of Dems' sweeping social, climate bill

Nov. 18, 2021 23:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats brushed aside months-long divisions and approached House passage of their expansive social and environment bill late Thursday, as President Joe Biden and his party neared a defining win in their drive to use their control of government to funnel its resources...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Nov. 17, 2021 13:35 PM EST

Charleston Gazette-Mail. Nov. 15, 2021. Editorial: Rules are different for the uber wealthy It’s no great revelation that there is a dichotomy in this country between how middle- and lower-income Americans are treated compared to the rich. ...

Scottsdale Unified School District board president is ousted

Nov. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In hopes of moving forward, Scottsdale Unified School District has elected a new interim president amid allegations that board president Jann-Michael Greenburg distributed a “dossier” on some parents including photos and personal finances. ...

Democrats push for paid family leave ahead of critical votes

Nov. 15, 2021 00:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime advocates of paid family and medical leave are scrambling to make sure that the long-sought Democratic priority remains in a massive social and environmental spending bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revived it. But the outcome will likely come down to the...

Japan's former princess leaves for US with commoner husband

Nov. 14, 2021 12:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese princess who gave up her royal status to marry her commoner college sweetheart arrived in New York on Sunday, as the couple pursued happiness as newlyweds and left behind a nation that has criticized their romance. The departure of Mako Komuro,...