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A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle

Jul. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSON, Ohio (AP) — The numbers are staggering: An average yearly total of 107 opioid pills per resident were distributed over a seven-year period in this rural Appalachian county. The newly released federal data is shocking even to people who live here in Jackson County, where nearly everyone seems to...

Sununu signs school anti-discrimination bill

Jul. 18, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill aimed at better protecting New Hampshire children from discrimination at school. The new law prohibits discrimination against students in public schools based on characteristics including age, race, sex, gender identity and sexual...

Idaho high school to change Redskins mascot after 90 years

Jul. 18, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A high school near the Idaho-Wyoming state line will retire its Native American mascot after 90 years, a report said. Teton School District in Idaho voted 4-1 Tuesday in favor of renaming the Teton High School Redskins, The Idaho Statesman reported . The vote stipulates taxpayer money...

School district says tax bump will supplement teacher pay

Jul. 18, 2019 4:46 AM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school district is requesting a local tax increase to give teachers a pay supplement. WAPT-TV reports the Rankin County School Board advanced the plan Wednesday to give teachers an extra $1,300 a year. County supervisors must approve the request. The supplement will be...

Belated budget with 4% income tax cut heads to Ohio governor

Jul. 17, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio would cut personal income taxes by 4%, raise the age for buying tobacco products to 21 and direct $550 million for educational wraparound services such as mental health counseling under the state budget that lawmakers belatedly sent to Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, hours before...

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme that involved the use of "ghost students" to artificially inflate enrollment numbers, investigators allege. Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Jul. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Altoona Mirror on allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy July 11 Trust that Roman Catholic Church officials will do the right thing about allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy is in question in...

Wisconsin schools cancel classes as heat wave broils state

Jul. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A heat wave is prompting some schools in northern Wisconsin to cancel classes. Public schools in Green Bay are canceling classes Friday. The Appleton school district is calling off elementary and middle school classes on Friday. WLUK-TV reports the Neenah school district also canceled...

New school funding suit challenges kindergarten fees

Jul. 17, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho Supreme Court justice has filed another lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of school fees. The Post Register reports Robert Huntley filed the lawsuit against the West Ada School District in Ada County's 4th District Court on Tuesday, contending that the fees...

Bevin, Beshear clash on several issues at farm bureau forum

Jul. 17, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Andy Beshear clashed on education and health care policies while sharing the stage for a forum before Kentucky's most influential agricultural group that turned feisty Wednesday. Speaking at Kentucky Farm Bureau headquarters,...