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High court to rule on Biden student loan cancellation plan

Dec. 01, 2022 21:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer. That's about two months before the newly extended pause on loan...

Arizona county certifies election after judge's order

Dec. 01, 2022 18:37 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline. Two Republicans on Cochise...

Kansas justice chides state law school for 'closed' climate

Dec. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A member of Kansas' highest court has resigned in protest from a part-time teaching job at a state law school following what he says was an unsuccessful attempt by the university to pressure students into canceling an event featuring a leader of a group that opposes LGBTQ...

ACLU sues city of Phoenix to stop sweeps of homeless camp

Dec. 01, 2022 15:56 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The ACLU of Arizona says it is suing the city of Phoenix in order to block resumed sweeps of a huge homeless encampment downtown that they say has displaced people and destroyed identification documents, prescription medications and other belongings. The ACLU says it...

Colorado expert hired as New Mexico education adviser

Dec. 01, 2022 15:09 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has hired an expert from Colorado to serve as her education policy adviser as the state struggles to reverse a long-term trend in which the majority of public school students fall short of reading and math standards. ...

Kentucky to open female-only juvenile detention center

Dec. 01, 2022 14:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will open its first female-only juvenile detention center as part of efforts to defuse the risks of violence that escalated into a riot at a youth facility, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. A 35-bed detention center in northern Kentucky will be...

MSU Trustee Pat O'Keefe quits school's governing board

Nov. 30, 2022 17:36 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican member of Michigan State University's governing board resigned Wednesday with years left in his term. Pat O'Keefe notified the governor's office and other trustees. He cited displeasure over the ouster of a business school dean and the...

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

Nov. 30, 2022 16:36 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Yale University is accused in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday of discriminating against students with mental health disabilities, including pressuring some to withdraw from the prestigious institution and then placing “unreasonable burdens” on those who seek to be...

Towson president chosen to lead University of Louisville

Nov. 30, 2022 13:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Longtime college administrator Kim Schatzel was selected Wednesday as the next president of the University of Louisville and says she will bring her own experience as a first-generation college student to showcase the “transformative power” of higher education. ...

Grant scores 26 in Duquesne's 72-61 victory over UCSB

Nov. 29, 2022 22:47 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dae Dae Grant had 26 points in Duquesne's 72-61 victory over UCSB on Tuesday night. Grant also contributed three steals for the Dukes (6-1). Tevin Brewer was 4-of-6 shooting and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line to add 13 points. David Dixon went 6 of 9 from the...