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KFJX Pittsburg
Pittsburg schools unveil tennis courts The Pittsburg school district’s newest addition should pay back dividends. On
Pittsburg schools unveil tennis courts
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted an hour ago
The Pittsburg school district’s newest addition should pay back dividends. On Wednesday, the district revealed its 10 doubles-tennis courts at the high school with a ribbon... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Chapel Hill Elementary in NKC School District named prestigious Blue Ribbon SchoolGLADSTONE, Mo. — Chapel Hill Elementary School in the North Kansas City School
Chapel Hill Elementary in NKC School District named prestigious Blue Ribbon School
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 4 hours ago
GLADSTONE, Mo. — Chapel Hill Elementary School in the North Kansas City School District celebrated on Wednesday after it was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Secretary of Education. In order to be deemed a Blue Ribbon School, Chapel Hill had... Read more
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KERA North Texas
In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.her classmate during a “lunch bunch” gathering in a converted supply closet at
In Arkansas, schools are supposed to teach in English. Here’s how one district gets around it.
KERA North Texas / Posted 7 hours ago
her classmate during a “lunch bunch” gathering in a converted supply closet at Parson Hills Elementary in Springdale, Arkansas. Jerry had overheard Viona’s brother, a student at the school, speaking in the language of the Marshall Islands about... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
City Club of Chicago: Zachary Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of IllinoisZachary Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, s
City Club of Chicago: Zachary Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 2 days ago
Zachary Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, speaks to the City Club of Chicago, September 26, 2016 (City Club of Chicago) September 26, 2016 Zachary Fardon – U.S. Attorney – Northern District of Illinois Zachary... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
New KCPS superintendent lays out vision, engages parents during ‘Listening and Learning Tour’KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No topic was off-limits Thursday night, as the new superint
New KCPS superintendent lays out vision, engages parents during ‘Listening and Learning Tour’
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 5 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No topic was off-limits Thursday night, as the new superintendent for Kansas City Public Schools went directly to parents and teachers to find out where the district can make improvements. Superintendent Mark Bedell dubbed a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Out & About calendar, Sept. 23-29by email to Arts & Entertainment editor Bill Blankenship at bill.blankenship@cj
Out & About calendar, Sept. 23-29
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
by email to Arts & Entertainment editor Bill Blankenship at bill.blankenship@cjonline.com. The deadline is noon Tuesday for publication Friday. AT THE CLUBS ABIGAIL’S GRILL & BAR, 3701 S.W. Plaza Drive: DJ, 9 p.m. Fridays; Karaoke, 9 p.m.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Supreme Court takes up adequacy part of school-finance caseThe Kansas Supreme Court peeled back layers of constitutional complexity Wednes
Kansas Supreme Court takes up adequacy part of school-finance case
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The Kansas Supreme Court peeled back layers of constitutional complexity Wednesday during oral arguments in a school-finance lawsuit challenging adequacy of state funding to public education. Tentacles of the case range across legal, political,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Educators react to Gannon arguments: Not opposed to targeting funding for low-performing studentsSchool districts do not oppose the idea of targeting an influx of K-12 educatio
Educators react to Gannon arguments: Not opposed to targeting funding for low-performing students
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
School districts do not oppose the idea of targeting an influx of K-12 education dollars toward academically struggling students, educators said Wednesday after observing the latest chapter in a long-running school finance battle. During oral... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Supreme Court takes up adequacy part of school-finance appealThe Kansas Supreme Court peeled back layers of constitutional complexity Wednes
Kansas Supreme Court takes up adequacy part of school-finance appeal
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The Kansas Supreme Court peeled back layers of constitutional complexity Wednesday during oral argument in a school-finance lawsuit challenging adequacy of state funding to public education. Tentacles of the case range across legal, political,... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Johnson County, KS GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stableare being issued to pay the cost of certain wastewater, countywide emergency co
Fitch Rates Johnson County, KS GO Bonds 'AAA'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 7 days ago
are being issued to pay the cost of certain wastewater, countywide emergency communication system, and special benefit district improvements within the county. The series 2016B bonds are being issued to refund certain outstanding bonds. The... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Update on the latest in sports:as Brandon Guyer (GY'-ur) doubled home Coco Crisp in the bottom of the ninth to
Update on the latest in sports:
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 7 days ago
as Brandon Guyer (GY'-ur) doubled home Coco Crisp in the bottom of the ninth to complete Cleveland's 2-1 victory over Kansas City. Carlos Santana homered and reliever Andrew Miller recorded five outs to improve to 9-1. ��� The Tigers remain... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Don Cheadle adds jazz legend to his gallery of portraitsRwanda") is all over the place, juggling assignments. In Season 5 of the Showti
Don Cheadle adds jazz legend to his gallery of portraits
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
Rwanda") is all over the place, juggling assignments. In Season 5 of the Showtime series "House of Lies," the 51-year-old Kansas City, Mo., native continues on his merry way as rascal management consultant Marty Kaan, a J. Pierpont Finch for a new... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
KIVI Boise / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for themKANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blin
Blind student starts school year without books after district opts out of paying for them
KGTV San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A student in a Kansas City-area school district, who is blind, is starting the school year without textbooks after Blue Valley Schools decided it would no longer pay for the braille books. Brooke Petro, 9, is legally blind. With... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Shawnee Heights school board requests bids for disability upgrades at football stadiumTECUMSEH — Members of the Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 board of
Shawnee Heights school board requests bids for disability upgrades at football stadium
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
TECUMSEH — Members of the Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 board of education on Monday approved the request of bids to make the Shawnee High School’s football stadium more accessible for those with disabilities. The estimated $275,000... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Medicaid proposals could be boon or curse to Kansas kids with autismProposed Medicaid changes in Kansas that would affect care for children with au
Medicaid proposals could be boon or curse to Kansas kids with autism
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Proposed Medicaid changes in Kansas that would affect care for children with autism are a mixed bag, advocates say. One change is expected to get children off a long waiting list, but another would eliminate access to providers so families couldn’t... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Kansas City School Police Officer Sued After Handcuffing Hearing Impaired 7-Year Old For Crying Another police officer has been caught abusing his authority. This time, a Ka
Kansas City School Police Officer Sued After Handcuffing Hearing Impaired 7-Year Old For Crying
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 11 days ago
Another police officer has been caught abusing his authority. This time, a Kansas City cop handcuffed a second grader for crying about being... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
AmeriCorps program provides mentors, tutors in five KCPS schoolsKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Extra mentoring help has come to students in Kansas City Pu
AmeriCorps program provides mentors, tutors in five KCPS schools
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 12 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Extra mentoring help has come to students in Kansas City Public Schools. An AmeriCorps program is sending mentors and tutors into five urban schools. AmeriCorps members who make up City Year Kansas City could be seen on Friday... Read more
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Officer.com
Report: Kansas City Police Failed to Properly Investigate Child Sex and Abuse CasesKANSAS CITY, Mo. — For years, Kansas City police detectives failed to properly
Report: Kansas City Police Failed to Properly Investigate Child Sex and Abuse Cases
Officer.com / Posted 12 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For years, Kansas City police detectives failed to properly investigate some rapes, serious abuse and other crimes against the city’s children. And in many instances, detectives did no work at all, internal police department memos... Read more
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ABC News
Oddities and Unusual Images From Around the WorldA model walks the runway during the Jeremy Scott show at New York Fashion Week,
Oddities and Unusual Images From Around the World
ABC News / Posted 12 days ago
A model walks the runway during the Jeremy Scott show at New York Fashion Week, on Sept. 12, 2016, in New York City. A man wears a Star Wars Helmet as he attends the "Diner en Blanc" (Dinner in White) in Battery Park, on Sept 15, 2016, in New York... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
At White House, Mayor Rawlings touts Dallas' open arms to refugeestarget. The goal the three previous years was 70,000. The White House convened
At White House, Mayor Rawlings touts Dallas' open arms to refugees
Dallas Morning News / Posted 13 days ago
target. The goal the three previous years was 70,000. The White House convened an afternoon-long program as part of a public relations blitz aimed at generating support, inviting local leaders and refugees, among others. Federal records show... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Out of the Morguetoday was that Gemini 11 was guided automatically for the first time.” Meanwhi
Out of the Morgue
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
today was that Gemini 11 was guided automatically for the first time.” Meanwhile, on the ground, as students returned to school, racial tensions reached a high point as desegregation in Mississippi was met with resistance. Headlines in the Great... Read more
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The Examiner
Terry and Betty Snapp - Humanitarians of the Year“They just keep on going.” Here’s one prominent example of service. Betty was
Terry and Betty Snapp - Humanitarians of the Year
The Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
“They just keep on going.” Here’s one prominent example of service. Betty was a single mom, newly widowed, and still in school, and she was trying to figure out what direction her life would take. She says her mother told her, “Whatever you... Read more
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Lee's Summit Journal
Council considers waste disposal optionsLee’s Summit Councilman Rob Binney wants to reconsider having the city contract
Council considers waste disposal options
Lee's Summit Journal / Posted 16 days ago
Lee’s Summit Councilman Rob Binney wants to reconsider having the city contract with one trash hauler to serve all residents. It was a plan rejected a couple of years ago when it caused an uproar among residents who wanted to make their own... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Unified School District 501 opens welcome center for new Topeka familiesWith no fanfare, no additional staff and virtually no extra costs for the distr
Unified School District 501 opens welcome center for new Topeka families
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
With no fanfare, no additional staff and virtually no extra costs for the district, a welcome center for families new to Topeka Unified School District 501 has opened. “We encourage them to come here first and just have us set them up and help them... Read more
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NJ.com
Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade returns, this time sans rainOn the eve of the pageant Saturday, members of the public and supporters of eac
Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade returns, this time sans rain
NJ.com / Posted 18 days ago
On the eve of the pageant Saturday, members of the public and supporters of each state Miss, who wore matching T-shirts, gathered over a two-mile span from New Jersey Avenue to South Albany Avenue. An array of school marching bands and dancing... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Readers share their memories of 9/11Tower. I tried calling my wife to let her know I was OK, but no cell service.
Readers share their memories of 9/11
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
Tower. I tried calling my wife to let her know I was OK, but no cell service. I stopped in a riverfront hotel to use a public phone and got through to her. The driver of an empty city bus going north called out for anyone needing a ride. I... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
'Bethsaida from King David to Jesus' topic of King lecture at Washburn UniversityCouncil of Topeka is co-sponsor of the event. ■ Mount Carmel Missionary Baptis
'Bethsaida from King David to Jesus' topic of King lecture at Washburn University
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
Council of Topeka is co-sponsor of the event. ■ Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 S.E. Lime, will have a back-to-school picnic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. ■ El Shaddai Ministries will have a Women’s Wellness Expo from 1 to... Read more
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Slate
Conservatives Have an Insidious Method for Controlling Cities: Gutting Their Powers at the State LevelThe cities of today and tomorrow. The Shackling of the American CityLocal gove
Conservatives Have an Insidious Method for Controlling Cities: Gutting Their Powers at the State Level
Slate / Posted 19 days ago
The cities of today and tomorrow. The Shackling of the American CityLocal governments want to set their own minimum wages, gun laws, and smoking bans. And statehouses have methodically stripped away their powers to do so. In May 2011, Wisconsin’s... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boyKANSAS CITY (AP) — A second-grader who refused a teacher's request to move to a
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A second-grader who refused a teacher's request to move to a different chair suffered emotional and physical pain when a school resource officer placed the 7-year-old in handcuffs, a lawsuit filed Thursday against Kansas City... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
ACLU files suit claiming young boy’s rights were violated when he was handcuffed at KC elementary schoolKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mother is suing Kansas City Public Schools, after a schoo
ACLU files suit claiming young boy’s rights were violated when he was handcuffed at KC elementary school
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 19 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A mother is suing Kansas City Public Schools, after a school resource officer handcuffed her 7-year-old son. The incident happened back in 2014, when the boy was in second grade at George Melcher Elementary School on Chelsea... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boyKANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second-grader who refused a teacher’s request to move to a
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 20 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A second-grader who refused a teacher’s request to move to a different chair suffered emotional and physical pain when a school resource officer placed the 7-year-old in handcuffs, a lawsuit filed Thursday against Kansas City... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation in northern Iowa to respond to recent stormsA 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
Gov. Terry Branstad has issued a disaster proclamation in northern Iowa to respond to recent storms
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
A northeast Nebraska community is celebrating National Day of Service with a number of good deedsA 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
A northeast Nebraska community is celebrating National Day of Service with a number of good deeds
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
A Spirit Lake, Iowa man faces a sexual assault charge involving a minor.A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
A Spirit Lake, Iowa man faces a sexual assault charge involving a minor.
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
A teacher from Sioux City is honored for his innovative lessons in the classroom.A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
A teacher from Sioux City is honored for his innovative lessons in the classroom.
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Storm chances move in Thursday night into FridayA 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
Storm chances move in Thursday night into Friday
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
None injured in early morning I-29 semi accident near Little SiouxA 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
None injured in early morning I-29 semi accident near Little Sioux
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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KTIV Sioux City
Rapid City man to serve probation on child neglect chargesA 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death
Rapid City man to serve probation on child neglect charges
KTIV Sioux City / Posted 20 days ago
A 10-year-old Florida boy was charged Wednesday with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old cousin. Omaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of bulliesOmaha high school officials say deaf student not a target of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing 7-old second-graderKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas City Publ
ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing 7-old second-grader
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 20 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas City Public Schools on behalf of a young child whose hands were cuffed behind his back two years ago when he was a 7-year-old second-grader. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S.... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Stopping by to say thanksto meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a
Stopping by to say thanks
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
to meet two special guests as they made a stop in Great Bend on their way to a Bar Association Conference in western Kansas. Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justice Marla Luckert stopped by to answer questions and show... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
Two for oneIt could be a double play for the City of Great Bend after a scene of dueling b
Two for one
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
It could be a double play for the City of Great Bend after a scene of dueling baseball teams at the City Council meeting Monday night. First, on the agenda was the renewal of the contract for the Pecos League’s Great Bend Boom’s use of Al Burns... Read more
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Statesboro Herald
New city manager at work, but still no chief of policeIn his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore ha
New city manager at work, but still no chief of police
Statesboro Herald / Posted 22 days ago
In his first Statesboro City Council meeting, new City Manager Randy Wetmore had no decision to announce on the anticipated hiring of a police chief. But Thursday in his first official day on the job, Wetmore faced an unexpected decision and acted... Read more
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KMBC-TV Kansas City
Someone intentionally destroyed an elementary school's playgroundon their playground. Over the weekend somebody intentionally set fire to the p
Someone intentionally destroyed an elementary school's playground
KMBC-TV Kansas City / Posted 23 days ago
on their playground. Over the weekend somebody intentionally set fire to the playground at Stony Point North Elementary in Kansas City, Kansas. School officials said they're already working to replace the playground, however, they are accepting... Read more
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Slate
Internet for Alleconomies have to reckon with. As for Chattanooga’s economy, for years, it was
Internet for All
Slate / Posted 23 days ago
economies have to reckon with. As for Chattanooga’s economy, for years, it was all about manufacturing. And while the city does still have some major manufacturing going on, it’s trying to rebrand itself as a destination for tech companies.... Read more
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