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Education advocates, business group expect funding increase

May. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Advocates for K-12 schools and the University of Wisconsin System were optimistic Tuesday that Republicans will spend more money on education, but they don't know how much to expect other than something less than what Democratic Gov. Tony Evers proposed. Republican lawmakers were...

New Mexico negotiates job-training grant with Hemp company

May. 20, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State economic development officials are pledging $2.6 million in grants to help with infrastructure and job training costs for a new hemp production and research venture at greenhouses in Las Cruces. New Mexico's Economic Development Department announced Monday that Rich Global Hemp...

Broncos to host graduation for school in mass shooting

May. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos will host graduation ceremonies at its Colorado training center for students from a school where one student was killed and eight others injured during a recent shooting. Administrators from STEM School Highlands Ranch had reached out to the football team about the...

Kenai Peninsula educators mull strike after labor talks fail

May. 18, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Officials with two labor unions say a strike is possible after negotiations with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District deteriorated. KSRM Radio reports the Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Educational Support Association say in a release that the most...

Havasupai secures license to retain, expand internet access

May. 17, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona tribe whose land is among the most remote in the country plans to expand internet access now that it has a permanent license from the U.S. government. The Havasupai Tribe had temporary authority for more than a year to use broadband spectrum that was unassigned over the...

Salesforce pledges skill training as part of Trump program

May. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Business software company Salesforce says it aims to provide skills training to 1 million people as part of a Trump administration push to boost career opportunities among Americans. Salesforce chairman Marc Benioff at first pledged that training for 500,000 people, but then doubled the...

Tribes across country push for better internet access

May. 14, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a remote, roadless Arizona canyon that is home to a small Native American tribe, there's a natural skepticism toward the internet. The telemedicine equipment that health care officials promised would work gathers dust. School children who have online homework struggle to get...

Enough GOP senators return to end Oregon tax bill standoff

May. 13, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The sergeant-at-arms of the Oregon Senate had a new regular duty in recent days: Searching the state Capitol for Republican senators who had been staying away and brought the legislative body's business to a halt. The tactic by the minority Republicans is rare in Oregon, but has been...

N Carolina charter school seeks split from for-profit firm

May. 13, 2019 4:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's statewide school board is deciding whether to approve an online charter school's desire to break away from the for-profit company that helped it get off the ground. The state Board of Education on Monday is expected to vote on whether to let North Carolina Connections...

Judge orders disclosures in lawsuit against Mormon church

May. 11, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to identify any women who accused the former head of a missionary training center of sexual misconduct and all women who were at the facility the same time as a woman suing the church. A federal judge in Utah on Friday...