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KTVZ Bend
Outdoor School funding measure makes Oregon's Nov. ballotOregon's Nov. ballotWould use unallocated lottery funds now at lawmakers' discr
Outdoor School funding measure makes Oregon's Nov. ballot
KTVZ Bend / Posted 26 minutes ago
Oregon's Nov. ballotWould use unallocated lottery funds now at lawmakers' discretion Save Outdoor School for All campaign officials announced Monday that petition signatures have officially been verified by the Secretary of State’s office, and... Read more
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U.S. Department of Energy
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the United StatesObama Administration is taking responsible steps to combat climate change, incr
FACT SHEET: Obama Administration Announces Federal and Private Sector Actions to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the United States
U.S. Department of Energy / Posted 42 minutes ago
Obama Administration is taking responsible steps to combat climate change, increase access to clean energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil. That is why, today, on the heels of the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE)... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Benefits of the Paris AgreementSince he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has shown his determination
Benefits of the Paris Agreement
Pilipino Star / Posted 53 minutes ago
Since he assumed office, President Rodrigo Duterte has shown his determination to improve the plight of his countrymen, not just for those who have less in life – but for everyone – you and me included. His actions and orders have instilled fear... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damageBRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awar
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damage
Darien News-Review / Posted an hour ago
BRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awarded by the Department of Economic and Community Development to downtown Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum in an effort to advance the site’s rehabilitation, preserve precious... Read more
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The Greater New Milford Spectrum
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damageBRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awar
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damage
The Greater New Milford Spectrum / Posted an hour ago
BRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awarded by the Department of Economic and Community Development to downtown Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum in an effort to advance the site’s rehabilitation, preserve precious... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damageBRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awar
Barnum Museum coming back from tornado damage
Connecticut Post / Posted an hour ago
BRIDGEPORT — A show of good faith to the tune of a $500,000 grant has been awarded by the Department of Economic and Community Development to downtown Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum in an effort to advance the site’s rehabilitation, preserve precious... Read more
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Sun Star
FULL TEXT: President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st State of the Nation AddressState of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Philippin
FULL TEXT: President Rodrigo Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address
Sun Star / Posted 2 hours ago
State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte President of the Philippines To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25, 2016] Kindly... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Full text: Duterte's 2016 State of the Nation AddressMANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte, who has spent only a month as president,
Full text: Duterte's 2016 State of the Nation Address
Pilipino Star / Posted 2 hours ago
MANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte, who has spent only a month as president, delivered his first State of the Nation Address before a joint session of Congress on Monday. The speech lasted for about an hour and a half as Duterte went off script... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the PhilippinesTo the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representative
State of the Nation Address of Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 hours ago
To the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives [Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25, 2016] Kindly sit down. Thank you. Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would... Read more
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Crosscut
How much money will it take to make Seattle arts better?years, thanks to a new Cultural Access Program. To do that, taxpayers would ha
How much money will it take to make Seattle arts better?
Crosscut / Posted 4 hours ago
years, thanks to a new Cultural Access Program. To do that, taxpayers would have to agree to pony up the money, by way of a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase. A campaign is currently underway to put funding for a King County program on... Read more
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Rappler
FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 1st State of the Nation AddressPhilippines – Trusted by practically all Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte d
FULL TEXT: President Duterte's 1st State of the Nation Address
Rappler / Posted 6 hours ago
Philippines – Trusted by practically all Filipinos, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered on Monday, July 25, his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), making major policy pronouncements on the peace negotiations, the anti-drug war, income tax... Read more
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Inquirier.net
READ: President Duterte’s first State of the Nation AddressPRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S FIRST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)BATASANG PA
READ: President Duterte’s first State of the Nation Address
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 hours ago
PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE’S FIRST STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS (SONA)BATASANG PAMBANSA COMPLEX, QUEZON CITYJULY 25, 2016 [Partial transcript only] Allow me a little bit of informality at the outset. You would realize that the three guys in the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
UConn To Demolish Nine Buildings For Campus Green SpaceSTORRS — Plans to demolish nine buildings on UConn's South campus listed on the
UConn To Demolish Nine Buildings For Campus Green Space
Hartford Courant / Posted 7 hours ago
STORRS — Plans to demolish nine buildings on UConn's South campus listed on the National Register of Historic Places have sparked concern among preservation advocates. The nine largely abandoned houses are located on Gilbert Road in Storrs, known to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Downtown Bentonville developments growing tallerBENTONVILLE -- As growth continues downtown, so does the height of some of its
Downtown Bentonville developments growing taller
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 hours ago
BENTONVILLE -- As growth continues downtown, so does the height of some of its nonresidential developments. A few examples include the Haxton District West being built on Southeast Second Street and 8W Center on the west end of Southwest Eighth... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Benefits of Ward Development CommitteesThe National Decentralisation Policy emphasises the importance of community par
Benefits of Ward Development Committees
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 hours ago
The National Decentralisation Policy emphasises the importance of community participation in the development process. The main aim of decentralisation also emanates from the need for the citizenry to exercise control over its local affairs and to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
East Africa Ministers Endorse Dr. Specioza Kazibwe Wandira for AU ChairmArusha — The 24th Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for
East Africa Ministers Endorse Dr. Specioza Kazibwe Wandira for AU Chairm
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
Arusha — The 24th Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning concluded on 30th June 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, with the Ministers endorsing the candidature of Hon. Dr. Specioza Kazibwe Wandira for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Hardap Focuses On Socio-Economic DevelopmentHARDAP governor Esme Isaack has put socio-economic development at the top of th
Hardap Focuses On Socio-Economic Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 hours ago
HARDAP governor Esme Isaack has put socio-economic development at the top of the region's agenda in her state of the region address, delivered last Thursday at Mariental. She said all stakeholders are expected to walk the extra mile to ensure... Read more
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The Hazleton Standard-Speaker
Business sites program gets $75M infusionArticle Tools HARRISBURG — A state program that underwrites the development of
Business sites program gets $75M infusion
The Hazleton Standard-Speaker / Posted 9 hours ago
Article Tools HARRISBURG — A state program that underwrites the development of industrial sites in the region is making a comeback in the new state budget. The budget provides a $75 million infusion to the Business In Our Sites program, created a... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Entrepreneur brings ice cream to boaters/ Staff Photo Adam Babb, 17, drives his pontoon boat recently, which doubles as
Entrepreneur brings ice cream to boaters
Rutland Herald / Posted 9 hours ago
/ Staff Photo Adam Babb, 17, drives his pontoon boat recently, which doubles as his Ice Cream Float business, over to the sandbar on Lake Bomoseen. CASTLETON � Even without the traditional ice cream truck music, kids flock to Adam Babb�s floating... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Business sites program gets infusionArticle Tools HARRISBURG — A state program that underwrites the development of
Business sites program gets infusion
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted 13 hours ago
Article Tools HARRISBURG — A state program that underwrites the development of industrial sites in the region is making a comeback in the new state budget. The budget provides a $75 million infusion to the Business In Our Sites program, created a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ekere Mounts the Saddle At NDDCLAST week, the Federal Government announced the appointment of Mr. Nsima Udo Ek
Ekere Mounts the Saddle At NDDC
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 hours ago
LAST week, the Federal Government announced the appointment of Mr. Nsima Udo Ekere, 51, to the position of Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The appointment which was seen by many as well deserved came at a time the... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Prominent Zimbabweans eye 'National Transitional Authority' to run country until 'fair' electionsA group of prominent Zimbabweans calling themselves “concerned citizens” have p
Prominent Zimbabweans eye 'National Transitional Authority' to run country until 'fair' elections
Daily Telegraph / Posted 20 hours ago
A group of prominent Zimbabweans calling themselves “concerned citizens” have proposed a non-political National Transitional Authority to take over the running of the country from the Mugabe regime until “fair” elections can be held. The group,... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Targeting welfare fraudProsecutors work with Department of Social Services to curb abuses in the syste
Targeting welfare fraud
MPNnow.com / Posted yesterday
Prosecutors work with Department of Social Services to curb abuses in the system, although advocates believe the practice is not as widespread as some believe. Posted Jul. 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM Posted Jul. 24, 2016 at 9:42 AM CANANDAIGUA —... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Chamber Corner: Week ahead includes women’s conference, honoring of local leaders, legendsMIDDLETOWN >> It is hard to believe, but we have reached the final week of July
Chamber Corner: Week ahead includes women’s conference, honoring of local leaders, legends
The Middletown Press / Posted yesterday
MIDDLETOWN >> It is hard to believe, but we have reached the final week of July in Middlesex County and throughout our great nation. One of the true highlights of this job is witnessing the opening of new businesses and observing the amazing... Read more
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MLive.com
New Holland State Park playground to go up after $17K raised in a weekPARK TOWNSHIP, MI -- A new playground will be built next month at Holland State
New Holland State Park playground to go up after $17K raised in a week
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
PARK TOWNSHIP, MI -- A new playground will be built next month at Holland State Park's beachfront after the community quickly chipped in $17,000. It took just over a week -- instead of the month anticipated -- to raise the money needed for a... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Benefits ordinances disturb developersSome fear proposals would take control of or delay projects Rashida Tlaib: Wan
Benefits ordinances disturb developers
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted yesterday
Some fear proposals would take control of or delay projects Rashida Tlaib: Wants rules to level playing field for CBAs. Virtually all real estate projects of note in Detroit involving a public contribution of... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Starkville school merger: What went right?– Apprehension gripped Oktibbeha County last year as its two school districts p
Starkville school merger: What went right?
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
– Apprehension gripped Oktibbeha County last year as its two school districts prepared to consolidate. The west and east county high schools, both small, failing, and over 90 percent African American, were closed down, and their students... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Opinion: CBA law would stifle city investment Detroit has been on a roll — 6,000 new housing units opening or under way and
Opinion: CBA law would stifle city investment
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted yesterday
Detroit has been on a roll — 6,000 new housing units opening or under way and new companies forming, expanding or setting up satellite operations, mostly in downtown or Midtown. And more could be on the... Read more
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MLive.com
Thomas Hickner points to 6 terms of experience in Bay County executive raceBAY CITY, MI — After more than three decades of public service, Bay County Exec
Thomas Hickner points to 6 terms of experience in Bay County executive race
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
BAY CITY, MI — After more than three decades of public service, Bay County Executive Thomas Hickner says if he's re-elected in November, it'll be the last four years he serves in an elected office. But first, the Democrat needs to defeat his... Read more
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MLive.com
Jim Barcia leans on political acumen in Bay County executive raceBAY CITY, MI — Former U.S. Congressman Jim Barcia has been out of politics sinc
Jim Barcia leans on political acumen in Bay County executive race
MLive.com / Posted yesterday
BAY CITY, MI — Former U.S. Congressman Jim Barcia has been out of politics since 2011 when his term as a state senator came to an end. As he remained active through volunteering, he says people in the community approached him about a run for county... Read more
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The Post-Journal
St. Luke’s Officials Applying For State Funding For Renovation ProjectOn Monday, the Rev. Luke Fodor and Catherine Way from St. Luke's attended the J
St. Luke’s Officials Applying For State Funding For Renovation Project
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
On Monday, the Rev. Luke Fodor and Catherine Way from St. Luke's attended the Jamestown City Council meeting to discussing the state grant they are applying for to assist in funding the restoration project. In 2013, the church's northeast bell tower... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Pressure is on to keep Halliburton office open Mesa County officials are mounting an effort to keep Halliburton’s local comp
Pressure is on to keep Halliburton office open
The Daily Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Mesa County officials are mounting an effort to keep Halliburton’s local compound in operation, even as forecasts call for a rejuvenation of the oil and gas industry. The Grand Junction Economic... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Approaching demolition of Trumbull Cliffs blast furnace stokes memoriesDoing so rouses a flood of memories from the 43 years that the Cortland man, 67
Approaching demolition of Trumbull Cliffs blast furnace stokes memories
Tribune Chronicle / Posted yesterday
Doing so rouses a flood of memories from the 43 years that the Cortland man, 67, worked there. "There's so little of the plant left standing now, when I go by there I just think, 'Wow, what happened? Where'd it all go?' I made a lot of good friends... Read more
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The Maui News
Ahead of the Classworkshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instru
Ahead of the Class
The Maui News / Posted yesterday
workshop or presentation included in this free listing, email its title, instructor, location, dates, start/end times, cost and brief description to currents@mauinews.com. Due to the volume of submissions, items will be listed as close as possible... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
Greeley or bust: Greeley is attracting more tourists than ever beforeA decade ago, if you’d asked outsiders what comes to mind when they think of Gr
Greeley or bust: Greeley is attracting more tourists than ever before
Greeley Tribune / Posted yesterday
A decade ago, if you’d asked outsiders what comes to mind when they think of Greeley, you would have heard jabs about it being a smelly cow town, or gang-infested, or — perhaps worst of all — boring. But a group of people who loved their town and... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Stamford financial services industry weathers global stormsThroughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by t
Stamford financial services industry weathers global storms
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
Throughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by the fallout from the referendum. A number of firms that do business in the city saw their stocks plunge in the immediate aftermath. But “Brexit,” as it is known, did not... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Commission approves draft of updated planThe Berkeley County Planning Commission approved the draft at its meeting last
Commission approves draft of updated plan
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted yesterday
The Berkeley County Planning Commission approved the draft at its meeting last week and the final version of the plan will now go to the Berkeley County Council for public comment and review. According the Berkeley County Council President Doug... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
New Loveland city manager outlines goalsquiet for Steve Adams — he applied for the interim city manager position, was a
New Loveland city manager outlines goals
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted yesterday
quiet for Steve Adams — he applied for the interim city manager position, was appointed permanent city manager the night of his scheduled interview for acting manager, took over three days later and found himself in the top position of a city... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
OMB director: State personnel reduced by 1,700 in last two yearsState budget cuts are beginning to hit home, in terms of jobs and economic impa
OMB director: State personnel reduced by 1,700 in last two years
Peninsula Clarion / Posted yesterday
State budget cuts are beginning to hit home, in terms of jobs and economic impact. Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said state employee numbers have dropped by 1,700 in the last two years and the total will grow by another 400 in... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Stamford financial services industry weathers global stormsThroughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by t
Stamford financial services industry weathers global storms
Darien News-Review / Posted yesterday
Throughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by the fallout from the referendum. A number of firms that do business in the city saw their stocks plunge in the immediate aftermath. But “Brexit,” as it is known, did not... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Stamford financial services industry weathers global stormsThroughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by t
Stamford financial services industry weathers global storms
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
Throughout Stamford, investment professionals grappled with markets rocked by the fallout from the referendum. A number of firms that do business in the city saw their stocks plunge in the immediate aftermath. But “Brexit,” as it is known, did not... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Cream of the crop to gather at Ontario County Fair A forum on Wednesday during the Ontario County Fair invites the public to lea
Cream of the crop to gather at Ontario County Fair
MPNnow.com / Posted yesterday
A forum on Wednesday during the Ontario County Fair invites the public to learn, share and connect with local farm-industry folks in an effort to beef up agriculture in Canandaigua. Posted Jul. 23,... Read more
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The Indian Express
In Srinagar, delegations tell Rajnath: Involve all stakeholders in Kashmirsecurity forces in Srinagar. (AP Photo) Five days after he told Parliament tha
In Srinagar, delegations tell Rajnath: Involve all stakeholders in Kashmir
The Indian Express / Posted yesterday
security forces in Srinagar. (AP Photo) Five days after he told Parliament that he will hold direct talks with the people of Kashmir “whose pain is being felt by every Indian”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Srinagar Saturday and met... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Business Notes - July 24Steinhauser earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Cen
Business Notes - July 24
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Steinhauser earned her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine where she also completed her Family Medicine Residency in 2015. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology with high distinction... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
East Knoxville’s historic Burlington neighborhood looks for rebirthCouncilman Daniel Brown, right, talks with residents Willie Slater, center, own
East Knoxville’s historic Burlington neighborhood looks for rebirth
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Councilman Daniel Brown, right, talks with residents Willie Slater, center, owner of the Burlington Fish Market, and Gerald Hodge in the historic Burlington neighborhood of East Knoxville on July 13, 2016. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL) The... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Hinds CC’s Woods, Hartfield retireJohn Woods of Clinton has retired as vice president for Economic Development an
Hinds CC’s Woods, Hartfield retire
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
John Woods of Clinton has retired as vice president for Economic Development and Training. He joined Hinds Community College in 1991. He previously worked at Mississippi State University. He retires with 34 years of total service to the state of... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi campus briefs: July 24honors alumna A Mississippi University for Women graduate, internationally kno
Mississippi campus briefs: July 24
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
honors alumna A Mississippi University for Women graduate, internationally known for her research in stem cell therapy and cardiac repair, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the American Association of State Colleges and... Read more
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The Atlantic
Making It Easier for Former Inmates to Work in L.A.to prohibiting certain employers from asking about criminal histories in their
Making It Easier for Former Inmates to Work in L.A.
The Atlantic / Posted 2 days ago
to prohibiting certain employers from asking about criminal histories in their hiring process. The city’s move would expand on a state law that bans such questions on applications for local- and state-government jobs by extending it to segments... Read more
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The Manila Times
Govt should build on economic gains of Arroyo, AquinoJuly 23, 2016 10:29 pm President Rodrigo Duterte has inherited an economy that
Govt should build on economic gains of Arroyo, Aquino
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
July 23, 2016 10:29 pm President Rodrigo Duterte has inherited an economy that has shifted to a higher growth trajectory, and sustaining or even surpassing it depends on the new government’s... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
Political Digeston the Road gives us the chance to travel throughout Wisconsin so we can hear d
Political Digest
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
on the Road gives us the chance to travel throughout Wisconsin so we can hear directly from our citizens about their ideas and what is most important to them and their communities," Walker said. "As we continue to strengthen our economy and... Read more
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