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Outgoing elections head in key Nevada county details threats

Dec. 06, 2022 17:08 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Heading into this year’s midterms, the elections director in the largest county in one of the nation’s most important battleground states had a lot on his mind. A new Nevada law required every voter to get a mailed ballot, new processes were in effect for...

Scrutinized charter school group to apply again in Tennessee

Dec. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college is taking another swing at opening schools in three Tennessee counties that have previously rejected them, as well as in two new counties. The letters of intent to apply to run...

Foundations, major donors tackle nation’s nursing shortage

Dec. 06, 2022 09:24 AM EST

As more nurses leave their jobs in hospitals and health-care centers, foundations are pouring millions of dollars into efforts to ensure that more stay in the profession and get more out of the job than just the applause and pats on the back they got during the bleakest days of the pandemic. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Dec. 06, 2022 07:12 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. December 2, 2022. Editorial: Legislation protects religious groups, same-sex couples Kudos to U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., for his vote this week to ensure that same-sex marriage is enshrined in federal law and not left to the whim of...

Neymar trains ahead of Brazil's game in last 16 of World Cup

Dec. 03, 2022 15:37 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Neymar was back training on Saturday, doing drills with the ball and taking shots on goal only two days before Brazil's match against South Korea in the round of 16 of the World Cup. The good news for the five-time champions came the same day left back Alex...

Walmart shooting raises need for violence prevention at work

Nov. 28, 2022 14:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The mass shooting Wednesday at a Walmart in Virginia was only the latest example of a workplace shooting perpetrated by an employee. But while many companies provide active shooter training, experts say there is much less focus on how to prevent workplace violence,...

First glass worker apprenticeship starts at Blenko

Nov. 27, 2022 08:35 AM EST

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) — As many industries across West Virginia are still dealing with worker shortages, Blenko Glass in Milton has been working for the past year with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship and the West Virginia Department of Economic Development to build and...

Judge blocks DeSantis law on barring 'woke' education

Nov. 17, 2022 16:46 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida on Thursday blocked a law pushed by Gov. Ron DeSantis that restricts certain race-based conversations and analysis in colleges. Tallahassee U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a temporary injunction against the so-called...

Kentucky lawmakers vote to end UK literacy center contract

Nov. 11, 2022 11:44 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A panel of Kentucky lawmakers voted to end a $1.2 million contract with a literacy center based at the University of Kentucky, saying it has failed to meet its statutory duties. The unanimous vote on Wednesday follows an investigation into the literacy center...

Report finds profound pandemic impact on Virginia education

Nov. 07, 2022 15:43 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's teacher workforce is smaller, unhappier and less qualified than before the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia's nonpartisan legislative watchdog agency said in a report Monday that urged the state to boost funding to address the issue. Staffers of the...