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University to receive $11 million for cold weather research

Sep. 16, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded an $11 million federal grant to develop better material and manufacturing technology to withstand cold weather. South Dakota Mines will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of...

Lawyer: Tennessee state senator did not steal federal funds

Sep. 14, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with stealing $600,000 in federal grant money from a health care school she operated did not use government funds to pay for personal expenses, her lawyer told a jury Tuesday. Rather, Katrina Robinson used profits...

Tennessee state senator's trial on theft charges begins

Sep. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a Tennessee state senator charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care school she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses. ...

Tennessee state senator set to face trial on theft charges

Sep. 12, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee state senator charged with charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal funds received by a health care company she directed and using the money to pay for her wedding and other personal expenses is set to go to trial. Jury...

Early data shows shifts in makeup of university enrollment

Sep. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a national dip in college enrollment. Pima Community College, for instance, has seen a near 20% drop in enrollment since fall 2019. But drive across Tucson, and that’s not...

Indiana allocates more than $19 million to school safety

Sep. 07, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Secured School Safety Board has approved more than $19 million in state grants, marking a third consecutive year the General Assembly has allocated funds for school safety investments. The awards will allow the board to fund projects...

Some question Rapid City vote on grant for English learners

Sep. 06, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Some parents and teachers in Rapid City have been questioning why school board leaders decided not to apply for a $30,000 grant that would help immigrant students learn to speak English. One school board representative said that if the district...

Maine city gets help addressing lead paint in many homes

Sep. 06, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A federal grant of more than $3 million will help a Maine city address the problem of lead paint in dozens of homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said it has awarded the city of Auburn $3.4 million to address lead in 110...

Grants to aid Rhode Island agriculture, aquaculture projects

Sep. 06, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several small agriculture and aquaculture businesses in Rhode Island are sharing in more than $250,000 in grant awards aimed at spurring growth. The grants are funded by the state through the Local Agriculture and Seafood Act, which directly...

Rhode Island fire departments sharing $5.5M in FEMA grants

Sep. 05, 2021 09:23 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nineteen Rhode Island fire departments are getting a total of $5.5 million in federal grants that can be used to buy new equipment and upgrade training to enhance public safety, the state's congressional delegation said. “These grants will help...