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From Brattleboro, with compassion: Pen pals in the making

Aug. 20, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Students or entire classes are being sought to serve as pen pals between those in "sister communities." "We've been in regular touch with all of them," said Jim Levinson, of the Compassionate Brattleboro Committee. His group organized connections between four communities outside the...

Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers

Aug. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

A federal official is making Boeing defend itself against charges that it illegally fired workers for supporting a union at its South Carolina assembly plant. The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that there is enough merit to send the cases to trial in front of an administrative law...

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Aug. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New...

Education Agency awards equity grants

Aug. 17, 2019 12:18 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded seven grants to thirteen school districts and supervisory unions around the state to help ensure that all students are getting an equitable education. The grants announced this week total $200,000 and range from about $4,000 to $44,000. The...

Rose-Hulman's math, science tutoring service available

Aug. 16, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana college's free tutoring service that has helped thousands of middle and high school students for nearly 30 years is available again this school year. The AskRose Homework Help program staffed by students from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute provides...

Emails show Matt Shea tied to group training for holy war

Aug. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Newly leaked emails show that conservative state Rep. Matt Shea has had close ties with a group that trained children and young men for religious combat in Washington state. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported that the emails were first revealed in The Guardian on Wednesday, while...

California Editorial Rdp

Aug. 14, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

Aug. 13 Los Angeles Times on school segregation: Charter schools in California tend to enroll large numbers of low-income black and Latino students. That's not surprising; from the start, that was their main mission — to provide excellent educational options to students who had been let down by unambitious...

Judge rejects plea deal for suspect in pepper spray attack

Aug. 13, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea arrangement for the Anchorage man suspected of pepper-spraying a group training for non-violent protest. KTVA-television reports Superior Judge Patrick McKay last week rejected a plea agreement made between prosecutors and 54-year-old Bret Maness...

Officers specially trained to detect drugged drivers

Aug. 12, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As law enforcement agencies in North Dakota begin a concentrated effort to catch impaired drivers, some 60 officers will be using their specially trained skills to detect motorists who are high on drugs. About 20 agencies across the state employ officers who have taken the rigorous,...

Detroit museum, Oakland Community College partner for arts

Aug. 10, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts and Oakland Community College are partnering to help expand education, events and arts offerings. The museum's Board Chairman Gene Gargaro and Oakland Community College Chancellor Peter Provenzano recently signed a memorandum of understanding....