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Mining company donation goes to dorm renovation at Nicholls

Jun. 12, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Mining company BHP has donated $200,000 to a Louisiana university for upgrades to housing facilities. The Houma Courier reports that the donation was made for renovations on two residence halls — North and South Babington...

Chicago joins Illinois in lifting COVID restrictions

Jun. 11, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials declared the city fully reopened on Friday, ending a requirement that people wear face masks in most indoor places and lifting capacity limits intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Chicago sometimes veered from the state’s...

$3.9B Louisiana school funding formula with raises approved

Jun. 08, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $3.9 billion financing formula to pay for K-12 public schools and give those schools' workers a pay raise in the upcoming year received final legislative passage Tuesday with a unanimous vote from the House. Teachers, principals and other...

Heat closes dozens of Baltimore-area schools with no AC

Jun. 08, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Students at nearly three dozen Baltimore public schools without air conditioning are learning virtually for a second day Tuesday amid sweltering temperatures. News outlets reported that about 30 city schools listed on the school district website sent...

Southwest Louisiana bracing for 2021 hurricane season

Jun. 05, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — It’s been nine months since Ashley LaCour and her family have slept in their home on Lake Calcasieu just south of Lake Charles. The family of six evacuated in late August, days before Hurricane Laura barreled through southwest Louisiana, causing...

Masks optional in New York state schools starting Monday

Jun. 04, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials said Friday that mask-wearing will be optional in K-12 schools starting Monday, but the country's largest school system, New York City, plans to keep its universal mask policy in place. New York will move forward with...

Commission recommends funding for school district projects

Jun. 03, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A state commission has recommended funding for projects in several Kentucky school districts as part of a $127 million school construction plan, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The Kentucky School Facilities Construction Commission on Wednesday recommended...

Motorcyclist dies after crash with tractor that crossed road

May. 31, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

HAZELTON, Idaho (AP) — A man from Hazelton is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a tractor. The wreck happened at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 25 at E 990 S, just east of Hazelton, KTVB reported. Idaho State Police say 46-year-old...

Whitmer proposes eliminating longtime school funding gap

May. 27, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday proposed using a budget surplus to finally eliminate a funding gap among K-12 districts, 27 years after Michigan overhauled the financing of public education. Under the Democratic governor's revised proposal,...

UN appeals for $95 million for urgent Gaza aid and repairs

May. 27, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations launched an emergency appeal Thursday for $95 million for Gaza for the next three months to meet immediate humanitarian needs and repairs to key facilities. That includes hospitals, schools, water and sewage facilities and other infrastructure...