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Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs belated $52.7B state budget

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a new state budget Thursday, nearly a month into the 2023 fiscal year, which began July 1. The Republican said the $52.7 billion spending plan will support the state’s communities, families, businesses, and workers. ...

Pennsylvania universities reject GOP call to freeze tuition

Jul. 27, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four Pennsylvania universities said Wednesday they will follow through with tuition increases despite calls from House Republicans to roll back the price hikes. The lawmakers, including Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, the GOP nominee for governor, argue Penn...

Auburn students expanding cleaning business began as teens

Jul. 23, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Five years ago, two Huntsville teens started a window-cleaning and pressure-washing business in high school to save up to attend Auburn University. Today, they’ve expanded their business to two more cities, have plans to spread throughout the entire state, and...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

From the college dorm trenches: What to bring, leave at home

Jul. 20, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the uninitiated, outfitting a college dorm room can be a dizzying experience. Doing it at a time of high inflation can make it even more daunting. The first step: Meticulously go over what the school allows and provides. If you want a microwave and minifridge,...

Juvenile justice recruiting applicants for jobs across state

Jul. 18, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is recruiting applicants for more than 160 job openings at 24 facilities across the state, officials said. As part of the recruitment efforts, a job fair is being held July 20 at Jefferson Regional Juvenile Detention...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 18, 2022 00:39 AM EDT

Lincoln Journal Star. July 13, 2022. Editorial: Pell Grants have allowed thousands of Nebraskans to go to college His name is unknown to most, but few have done more for higher education than the late Claiborne Pell, a six-term senator from Rhode Island. ...

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not

Jul. 15, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It launched as the new president's ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. ...

Northeast Florida teacher is state's Teacher of the Year

Jul. 15, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A seventh grade math teacher from northeast Florida has been chosen as the state's Teacher of the Year. Melissa Matz, who teaches at Lakeside Junior High School in Clay County, was picked for the award among the state's almost 185,000 public school teachers....

Seattle considers bonuses, tuition help to attract police

Jul. 13, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced a $2 million plan Wednesday for dealing with what he described as a critical shortage of police officers in the city, including recruitment bonuses, reimbursement of moving costs and possible tuition assistance. Seattle has lost...