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Partnership will train school staff in crisis response

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A new partnership between the University of South Dakota and the state Department of Social Services will train more personnel in elementary and secondary schools on crisis prevention and response. The training will help mental health providers...

Mississippi plans to close WIC warehouses in coming months

Apr. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will close all of its food distribution sites for the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program by late summer or early fall, the state Department of Human Services said Thursday. People will receive WIC benefits through electronic...

Vaccine given to teen prompts changes at Anchorage clinics

Apr. 15, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A coronavirus vaccine dose mistakenly administered to an underage person at an Anchorage clinic has prompted a site review and altered some practices for the healthcare company tasked with operating the facilities, according to state health officials. ...

Governor pushes school reopening as many districts resist

Apr. 14, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday urged all California schools to reopen, emphasizing that there are no state or health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. His frustration was evident: “Money is not an...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

France fights kids' mental health woes with free counseling

Apr. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — France's president promised free psychological counseling Wednesday for children and teenagers struck by a wave of mental health difficulties that accompanied the coronavirus pandemic. With a doctor's prescription, those aged 3 to 17 will be...

Bill proposes separate, elevated state agency for children

Apr. 14, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker wants to make the state agency that serves children a separate, cabinet-level department. Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, introduced a bill that would remove the Office of Children and Family Services from the Department of Health...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Apr. 14, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ April 14 The Daily Citizen-News on the federal income tax filing deadline extension: For many people who have procrastinated, panic sets in during the middle of...

A bitter custody battle and 3 young lives lost in California

Apr. 13, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Erik Denton was supposed to see his three young children last Sunday, the one day every other week that he was allowed to be with them. Three-year-old Joanna, her 2-year-old brother, Terry, and 6-month-old sister, Sierra, had been staying with their...

Whitmer outlines priorities for spending federal virus aid

Apr. 12, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday outlined her priorities for spending billions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief aid, saying the focus should be on long-lasting initiatives to help students and small businesses hurt by the pandemic. Other...