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New Orleans drops mask mandate as coronavirus numbers fall

Oct. 27, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is largely ending a mandate requiring residents and visitors wear masks indoors as infections of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continue to fall, the city's mayor announced Wednesday. Mayor...

Berea College president to retire in 2023

Oct. 26, 2021 04:16 AM EDT

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — The president of Berea College is retiring in 2023. Lyle Roelofs, who became the school's ninth president in 2012, will step down June 30, 2023, the college said Monday. During his tenure, Roelofs transformed the campus and elevated the college’s...

Dartmouth College requires remote employees to be vaccinated

Oct. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is requiring employees working remotely to be vaccinated. The Valley News reports that the college expanded its vaccine mandate. It already required that employees who access Dartmouth facilities be fully vaccinated or have a...

Retired FBI official takes job as bus driver during shortage

Oct. 23, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mike Mason was one of the nation’s highest-ranking FBI officials. Now he drives students to school in a yellow school bus each morning and afternoon. It wasn’t the career turn he’d imagined for himself. He was once the executive assistant...

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

Oct. 22, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would be too costly. Then 12-year-old student Holly Thorpe showed up at a...

Using new law, LA bans homeless encampments at 54 locations

Oct. 22, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the first use of new laws that passed earlier this year, Los Angeles has approved a ban on camping at dozens of locations across the city. In a 12-2 vote, the City Council on Wednesday outlawed sitting, sleeping and lying at 54 spots in three of...

Princeton hospital joining WVU Health System

Oct. 21, 2021 04:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Princeton Community Hospital is joining the West Virginia University Health System. The hospital's board of directors, the WVU Health System and the city of Princeton have signed a letter of intent for the hospital to be integrated into the WVU...

Former HCA CEO, wife donate $10M to Belmont medical school

Oct. 21, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former HCA Healthcare CEO who is currently Belmont University’s board chairman and his wife have donated $10 million to the Nashville institution’s new medical school. The private university says Milton Johnson and his wife, Denice,...

Christian boarding school sues over new oversight law

Oct. 20, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Christian boarding school is suing to stop state officials from implementing new regulations that were put in place following long-running abuse at some unlicensed residential care facilities. The Kansas City Star reports that CNS...

Education funding on ballots in New Mexico cities’ elections

Oct. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Local governments across New Mexico are seeking to renew property taxes to pay for school buildings, computers and air ventilation systems even as school districts are slated to receive $900 million in federal pandemic aid. Ventilation upgrades are...