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Nevada governor urges deal; teachers stop strike planning

Aug. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada teachers union has paused teacher strike preparations in the Clark County School District following a news conference from the state governor. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak urged the school district Friday to reach a deal with its teachers to avoid a strike. Sisolak says the...

How one internship program launches tech careers

Aug. 24, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Vasquez found his passion for coding while working in a factory. He listened to audiobooks about software development and heard from those who work in technology. Soon his interest was piqued, and Vasquez eventually came across an internship opportunity at i.c.stars. Created in 1998...

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

Aug. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal jumped to a nearby school district last year, lured by higher salaries that would allow her to quit her second job as a housekeeper and buy a new car. "I have a college degree. I felt I could make a difference in people's lives as a teacher, but to...

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

Aug. 22, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant and...

Del Monte closing corn-packing plant in northern Illinois

Aug. 21, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

MENDOTA, Ill. (AP) — Del Monte Foods will close a corn-packing plant in north central Illinois, idling more than 600 full-time and seasonal employees. Parent company Del Monte Pacific Ltd. announced Tuesday the closing of the Mendota plant is part of a restructuring. Del Monte also will close a plant in...

Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Aug. 21, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow's staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement officers gave Abdow's 23 staffers active shooter...

Demoted officer: Penalty for sex with co-worker was severe

Aug. 21, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former sergeant demoted for policy violations has asked a Tennessee judge to overturn the punishment, saying he was singled out for a sexual relationship with a co-worker while other employees weren't penalized for similar conduct. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Knoxville...

Officials say county was overpaid for cable franchise fee

Aug. 20, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

GERING, Neb. (AP) — A cable television provider erroneously paid more than $413,000 in franchising fees to a Nebraska Panhandle county for nearly a decade and the county board must now determine how to return the money so three cities owed their fees can be paid. The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported that...

Analysis: Republicans line up to support immigration arrests

Aug. 18, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

Many Mississippi Republican officials see the immigration raids on seven chicken processing plants earlier this month not only as good policy, but as good politics. The raids were maybe most a gift to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who lucked into a Twitter clash with Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar, currently a huge...

Superintendent says he could seek job he has kept unfilled

Aug. 18, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi school superintendent says he could seek a job that he has kept unfilled if school board members don't retain him as the district's leader. Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright tells The Commercial Dispatch that he could apply to be the district's vocational...