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Scott seeks applicants for State Board of Education seat

Jun. 21, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is looking to fill a seat on the State Board of Education. The board is responsible for establishing, advancing and evaluating public education policy, Scott's office said. The new member will serve the...

Maine books-to-children program to add 2 dozen more schools

Jun. 21, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A program that gets books to Maine schoolchildren said it is adding two dozen new schools in the coming academic year. Dirigo Reads seeks to get a book to every Maine first-grader each month during the school year by 2025. The campaign said the...

Berlin museum centering on Germans expelled after WWII opens

Jun. 21, 2021 03:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is opening a museum exploring the fate of millions of Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe at the end of World War II, along with other forced displacements of the 20th and 21st centuries — a sensitive project that has taken years to realize. ...

Residency program for treating rural women to have 1st grad

Jun. 21, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Dr. Laura McDowell finishes her obstetrics and gynecology training at UW Health this month, she will be the first person in the country to complete such a residency program focused on caring for women in rural areas. With a nationwide shortage...

Dream big: Latino teen to be 1st in family to attend college

Jun. 21, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Edgar Omar Dominguez Casalez was 15, he received two lifelines — his mentor, Carlos Reyes, and a horse, Canelo. Both play important, though different, roles in what’s becoming a remarkable Minnesota journey. Now 18, Dominguez Casalez will...

Fear shakes Mexico border city after violence leaves 18 dead

Jun. 20, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fear has invaded the Mexican border city of Reynosa after gunmen in vehicles killed 14 people, including taxis drivers, workers and a nursing student, and security forces responded with operations that left four suspects dead. While this...

Analysis: New laws affect alcohol, elections and autopsies

Jun. 20, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws take effect July 1 in Mississippi, including one that will allow home delivery of liquor, wine or beer from local stores. The deliveries are authorized by House Bill 1135. Buyers will have to prove they are at least 21, delivery...

MSU raises tuition for students from families earning $100K

Jun. 20, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University will raise tuition by 2% this fall which university officials say will mostly impact students from families earning more than $100,000 each year. The increase for incoming in-state freshmen this fall equals about $290...

Indoor mask mandate ends on West Virginia's 158th birthday

Jun. 20, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared an end to the state's indoor mask requirement Sunday as a $1 million winner was revealed in a drawing for residents who have received the coronavirus vaccine. Karen Foley of Mineral Wells won the top prize...

Maine looking to implement stricter school air quality rules

Jun. 20, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Stricter air quality standards are likely coming to Maine schools. The Maine Legislature has approved a proposal to create consistent standards across the state. The proposal from Democratic Rep. Rebecca Millett of Cape Elizabeth would also charge...