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What to know about public service loan forgiveness

Jul. 06, 2022 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 145,000 U.S. borrowers have had the remainder of their student loan debt canceled through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, and officials say many more likely qualify. The program, launched in 2007 to steer more graduates to public service,...

Biomedical grantmakers' diversity push gains new momentum

Jul. 06, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

One and a half billion dollars is a big mea culpa, but that is what one philanthropy is throwing on the table to address what it admits is a longstanding problem: the failure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in health research. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute,...

Rabbit rescue president charged with animal cruelty

Jul. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

SAVAGE, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the president of a Savage-based rabbit rescue nonprofit with animal cruelty and torture after police discovered nearly 50 dead rabbits in a barn. The Star Tribune reported Tuesday that police arrived at the barn on June 27 to...

NLRB's top prosecutor seeks big changes, faces uphill battle

Jul. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

As workers at major companies increasingly move to unionize, the political environment for labor couldn’t be more ripe. Perhaps nowhere is that more accurate than at the National Labor Relations Board, the agency that enforces the country’s labor laws and oversees union...

US government distributes $92M for soccer corruption victims

Jun. 30, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has distributed about $92 million in additional compensation from money forfeited by convicted officials and associated companies resulting from the government's prosecution of corruption in soccer. The money is for compensation for...

Nevada ballot may see open primary, ranked voting initiative

Jun. 29, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An initiative offering Nevada voters open party primaries and ranked-choice voting appears headed for the November ballot, while the state Supreme Court turned down a case that could have put a constitutional amendment about a school vouchers program before the voters. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 26, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to close the dead suspect loophole In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, families of the victims in Uvalde have pleaded with law enforcement for a full accounting of a...

Tennessee Education Dept awards $27M in tutoring grants

Jun. 23, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials have awarded $27 million in grants for five community organizations to start tutoring programs in the 2022-2023 school year. The state Department of Education says the Tennessee Accelerating Literacy and Learning Corps Community...

Appalachian Regional Commission funds 4 projects in WVa

Jun. 22, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded more than $340,000 for four projects in West Virginia. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding Tuesday. It will help provide upgrades to lighting infrastructure in Charleston,...

US charitable giving hit record in 2021 but inflation looms

Jun. 21, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

Charitable giving in the United States reached a record $485 billion in 2021, though the increase did not keep pace with inflation, according to a report Tuesday offering a comprehensive look at American philanthropy. The Giving USA report says donations in 2021 were 4% higher than...