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EPA doubles money for electric school buses as demand soars

Sep. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to “overwhelming demand,” the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day. The EPA made $500 million...

States spend federal COVID aid on roads, buildings, seawalls

Sep. 29, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

Standing 14 stories tall, the Docking State Office Building is one of Kansas' largest and oldest state workplaces. It's also largely vacant, despite a prime location across from the Capitol. So Kansas officials are planning to spend $60 million of federal pandemic relief funds to...

3 million children may miss a semester in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 29, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Almost 3 million children in Pakistan may miss at least one semester because of flood damage to schools, officials said Thursday, following heavy monsoon rains likely worsened by climate change. Unprecedented deluges since mid-June have affected more than 33...

Virginia students protest Youngkin transgender policies

Sep. 27, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Student activists held school walkouts across Virginia on Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's proposed changes to the state's guidance on transgender student policies, revisions that would roll back some accommodations. Beginning Tuesday morning,...

Texts: Favre also sought welfare money for football facility

Sep. 25, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After Mississippi spent millions of dollars in welfare money on Brett Favre’s pet project, a university volleyball arena, the retired NFL quarterback tried two years later to get additional cash from the state’s welfare agency for another sports facility, new court...

AP FACT CHECK: Lake distorts Hobbs' education votes in Ariz.

Sep. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is misrepresenting the voting record of her opponent, Democrat Katie Hobbs, charging in a video released this week that her work in government shows Hobbs is “Anti-American and Un-Arizonan.” In a 3-minute social media video,...

Lawsuit: Florida discriminates against Florida A&M

Sep. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Florida A&M University students sued the state's university system Thursday claiming the historically Black university is underfunded and subject of discriminatory practices compared to other state institutions. The federal lawsuit filed in...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Sep. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

Des Moines Register. September 18, 2022. Editorial: School security spending makes sense, but more guns at school doesn’t Research casts doubt on the idea that what a school gains in deterrence and response times will exceed what it loses in increased risk of...

Virginia governor seeks new transgender student policies

Sep. 17, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration has rewritten Virginia's model policies for the treatment of transgender students, issuing guidance for school divisions that would roll back some accommodations and tighten parental notification requirements. The...

Texts: Mississippi ex-governor knew of Favre welfare money

Sep. 14, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Newly revealed text messages show how deeply a Mississippi governor was involved in the state paying more than $1 million in welfare money to Brett Favre to help fund one of the retired NFL quarterback's pet projects. Instead of the money going to help...