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Gov. Scott won't reimpose state of emergency, mask mandate

Oct. 26, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday he wouldn't reimpose a state of emergency that would authorize him to put a statewide mask mandate back in place as the delta variant has driven an increase in COVID-19 cases. Speaking at the weekly briefing...

Some lawmakers, school nurses, urge governor to do more

Oct. 25, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

Some lawmakers, school nurses, and other medical professionals urged Gov. Phil Scott on Monday to reinstate a state of emergency and indoor mask mandate as they say school staff, parents, hospitals and health care workers are stressed, some to their breaking point. They...

Idaho education board makes some college fees optional

Oct. 22, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Students at state colleges and universities will be able to opt out of some fees under a plan approved by the Idaho State Board of Education on Thursday. The new fee structure allowing students to opt out of fees for activities, clubs and on-campus...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 19, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Democrats push for action on sexual assault lawsuit bills

Oct. 15, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — House Democrats are calling for action on legislation that would remove time limits restricting when sexual assault victims could file lawsuits against their perpetrator. The lawmakers are also urging that hearings be held on a bill that would lift caps on...

Police: School bus driver fell asleep before crash

Oct. 08, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — A Delaware school bus driver fell asleep behind the wheel just before a crash that injured 18 students, police said Wednesday. Newark police said the crash happened as the bus pulled into Newark Charter School’s campus on Tuesday, news outlets...

UW says complaint over counselors based on outdated info

Oct. 06, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative legal group has threatened legal action against the University of Wisconsin-Madison for allegedly hiring three mental health providers to serve only students of color. UW-Madison spokeswoman Meredith McGlone said Wednesday that the...

New Mexico to try SAT again after virus derails test mandate

Sep. 29, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico students will take the SAT in spring 2022 as the state phases in a pandemic-delayed testing requirement aimed at increasing participation that varies widely by racial and ethnic groups. Those disparities were stark this spring as high...

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into continuing. The Kansas Supreme...

Suits against Ohio State over sex abuse by doc are dismissed

Sep. 22, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge dismissed some of the biggest unsettled lawsuits over Ohio State's failure to stop decades-old sexual abuse by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss, saying Wednesday it’s indisputable Strauss abused hundreds of young men but agreeing with OSU’s...