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Former candidate Tim James eyes possible challenge to Ivey

Sep. 15, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James said Wednesday that he is considering challenging fellow Republican Gov. Kay Ivey in next year’s governor’s race. James, the son of former Gov. Fob James, said he will decide by the end of the...

Navy keeps Jasper in dramatic reversal, other assistant out

Sep. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

Longtime assistant Ivin Jasper is staying with the Navy coaching staff after another bad loss left his status in limbo. The Midshipmen did part ways with another member of their staff — offensive assistant Billy Ray Stutzmann says he's been dismissed after he was unable...

Anti-mask demonstrators return to school despite court order

Sep. 10, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Protesters returned to the grounds of a Vancouver, Washington high school Friday despite a judge’s attempts to quash demonstrations there. At Skyview High School protesters including Joey Gibson, founder of the Vancouver-based far-right group...

Chinese regulators urge gaming companies to protect children

Sep. 08, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators on Wednesday summoned gaming companies including Tencent Holdings and NetEase Inc. and urged them to protect the physical and mental health of children, state media reported. The companies were instructed by regulators including the...

Anti-mask protests force 3 schools into lockdown

Sep. 03, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Three schools in Vancouver, Washington, were placed in lockdown Friday after anti-mask protesters tried to access school ground. Pat Nuzzo, communications director for Vancouver Public Schools, said the lockdowns were a safety precaution. ...

Virginia high court rules for teacher in transgender debate

Aug. 31, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a lower court ruling that ordered the reinstatement of a northern Virginia gym teacher who said he won't refer to transgender students by the pronouns they use. Loudoun County Public Schools appealed to the...

As districts insist on vaccines, some teachers push back

Aug. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Some of the biggest school systems in the U.S. are taking a hard line with teachers and staff members who are not yet vaccinated against COVID-19: Get a jab or lose your job. Most teachers already are vaccinated, and national teachers' unions have...

DA won't prosecute for governor's student mask opt-out order

Aug. 17, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An order by the Tennessee governor letting parents opt their children out of following mask rules at school has drawn defiance from officials in Memphis and Nashville, including a pledge Tuesday from Nashville's district attorney not to prosecute teachers and school...

Some Hawaii private schools requiring COVID-19 vaccinations

Aug. 16, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some private schools in Hawaii have mandated COVID-19 vaccines for students, faculty and staff members. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Parker School in Waimea on the Big Island announced earlier this month all employees and eligible students must...

Order gives Oklahoma hospitals flexibility for COVID-19 care

Aug. 13, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An emergency rule by Gov. Kevin Stitt allows Oklahoma hospitals to renovate conference rooms and other areas to care for COVID-19 patients, the state's health commissioner said Friday. The rule is not an emergency declaration, which would allow...