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Michigan doubles bonus to $10K for state-employed dentists

Dec. 14, 2019 10:13 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials agreed to double hiring bonuses for dentists who choose to work in state hospitals and prisons in an effort to lure them into a practice that overwhelmingly pays less than the private sector. The Civil Service Commission, which oversees the state's nearly...

West Virginia governor gives state workers Christmas Eve off

Dec. 12, 2019 4:46 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is giving the day off to state workers on Dec. 24. Christmas Eve will be a full-day state holiday for public employees, Justice said in a news release Wednesday. The day before Christmas was previously listed as a half-day holiday. “So many of...

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

Saudi student opens fire at Florida Naval base, killing 3

Dec. 6, 2019 9:29 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An aviation student from Saudi Arabia opened fire in a classroom at the Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday morning, killing three people in an attack the Saudi government quickly condemned and that U.S. officials were investigating for possible links to terrorism. The assault,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Dec. 5, 2019 6:30 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS MAKE IMPEACHMENT CASE Legal scholars testify that Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment, yet an expert called by...

Sailor kills 2 civilians, self at Pearl Harbor shipyard

Dec. 5, 2019 1:41 AM EST

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — An active duty U.S. sailor whose submarine was docked at Pearl Harbor opened fire on three civilian employees Wednesday, killing two and then taking his own life just days before dignitaries and veterans descend on the base for the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack. The...

Retired government workers decry pension-solvency proposal

Dec. 4, 2019 5:00 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group for retired public employees assailed core provisions of a pension reform proposal in defiance of recommendations by the governor, at a legislative hearing Wednesday. Miguel Gómez, executive director of Retired Public Employees of New Mexico that represents more...

Paper: Old turf fields raise environmental, health concerns

Nov. 30, 2019 2:13 PM EST

YORK, Pa. (AP) — The hulking wall of rubber was first discovered by a borough maintenance crew. About 6,000 rolled pieces were neatly stacked about 10 feet high, covering more than an acre of private land, according to the mayor of Cleona, Pennsylvania. The green blades of artificial grass peeking through...

Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

Nov. 29, 2019 6:19 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A divisive leader drove the opposition to extreme measures. The political climate was toxic — with little civil debate or middle ground. The clash ended in a high-risk political showdown that captured the nation’s attention and shaped the next election. This was the 2012...

Lawmakers looking at expanding PTSD coverage law

Nov. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers have begun examining whether to expand a new law that provides certain workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder to firefighters, police and parole officers. The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee heard...