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Biden ousts 18 Trump military academy board appointees

Sep. 08, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday removed 18 appointees named to U.S. military academy boards by Donald Trump in the final months of the Republican president's term in office, according to the White House. Cathy Russell, director of the White House...

Biden seeking additional funds for Ida relief and Afghans

Sep. 07, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The White House is asking Congress to approve an additional $24 billion in spending to handle the costs of Hurricane Ida and other natural disasters, as well as $6.4 billion for the resettlement of evacuees from Afghanistan to help with transportation, government processing and public health...

Today in History

Sep. 04, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 4, the 247th day of 2021. There are 118 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 4, 1957, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus used Arkansas National Guardsmen to prevent...

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workers

Jul. 27, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is strongly considering requiring federal employees to show proof they’ve been vaccinated against the coronavirus or otherwise submit to regular testing and wear a mask — a potentially major shift in policy that reflects growing concerns about the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jul. 27, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

KPC News. July 25, 2021. Editorial: ILEARN is a failure Like most students, Indiana apparently hasn’t learned anything from ILEARN. The only thing the annual standardized test is really good at measuring is how committed the...

White House has whale conservation rule proposal for review

Jul. 25, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review. The federal government is working on rules designed to reduce risk to North Atlantic right whales. The whales number only about 360. They...

Big jump in Indiana budget surplus triggering tax refund

Jul. 14, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A big jump in Indiana’s state tax collections over the past few months announced by state officials Wednesday will result in a refund for taxpayers, although they’ll have to wait until next year for that money. State officials reported that...

North Dakota oil tax savings account earnings beat forecast

Jul. 13, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s trust fund for oil taxes is realizing hefty earnings due to a rebounding economy and better-than-expected stock investments, officials said Tuesday. Revenue from the Legacy Fund for the two-year budget cycle that ended last month...