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The Columbian
Clark County business briefingPeople in Business The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announced the rec
Clark County business briefing
The Columbian / Posted 2 days ago
People in Business The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the organization’s Business & Leadership Awards and will honor them at an event Sept. 10. Business of the Year (large business): Columbia Credit Union has... Read more
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Business Wire
Senator Kirk Explores Healthcare Innovation at MATTERCHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today toured healthcare
Senator Kirk Explores Healthcare Innovation at MATTER
Business Wire / Posted 3 days ago
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) today toured healthcare technology incubator MATTER to discuss the future of healthcare with entrepreneurs and industry leaders. Located in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, MATTER is a community of... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
State leaders urged to make early childhood a priorityThe Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state
State leaders urged to make early childhood a priority
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 4 days ago
The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet voted Thursday to send a letter to state leaders, urging them to prioritize early-childhood education, intervention and other services for "the first 1,000 days" from pregnancy to age 3. "These are the years of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Doctors, County Bosses in Blame Game As Strike BitesThe health crisis across the country deepened on Wednesday as governors and med
Doctors, County Bosses in Blame Game As Strike Bites
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The health crisis across the country deepened on Wednesday as governors and medics traded accusations on who was to blame for strikes. Attempts by MPs and senators to find a solution have failed and patients continue to suffer. The council of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Doctors, County Bosses Engage in Blame Game Over StrikeThe health crisis across the country deepened Wednesday as governors and medics
Doctors, County Bosses Engage in Blame Game Over Strike
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The health crisis across the country deepened Wednesday as governors and medics traded accusations on who was to blame for strikes. Attempts by MPs to find a solution have failed and patients continue to suffer. The council of governors attempted... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Bean backs medical tourism, direct primary careSenate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is looking to pit
Bean backs medical tourism, direct primary care
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 5 days ago
Senate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is looking to pitch Florida as a place for people to come for medical care. Bean on Tuesday filed a proposal (SB 178) that includes creating a program to market Florida as a "health care... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Florida bill targets medical tourism, direct primary careSenate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is looking to pit
Florida bill targets medical tourism, direct primary care
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
Senate Health Policy Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, is looking to pitch Florida as a place for people to come for medical care. Bean on Tuesday filed a proposal (SB 178) that includes creating a program to market Florida as a "health care... Read more
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CBS 19 Tyler
Lawmaker wants to study issue of unlicensed group homesTYLER (KYTX/KVUE) - State Sen. Kirk Watson has asked Lt. Governor Dan Patrick t
Lawmaker wants to study issue of unlicensed group homes
CBS 19 Tyler / Posted 6 days ago
TYLER (KYTX/KVUE) - State Sen. Kirk Watson has asked Lt. Governor Dan Patrick to allow the Senate Health and Human Services Committee to study the issue of unlicensed assisted living facilities. The request comes after two such facilities were... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Insurer, N.J. medical associations seek solution to surprise out-of-network medical billsThe state’s largest health insurance company and organizations representing doc
Insurer, N.J. medical associations seek solution to surprise out-of-network medical bills
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 days ago
The state’s largest health insurance company and organizations representing doctors and hospitals have held private discussions over the summer about legislation to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. They haven’t hammered out a compromise... Read more
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Ventura County Star
State Senate resurrects bill to regulate e-cigarettesSACRAMENTO — Kicking off a special session on health care, a Senate committee o
State Senate resurrects bill to regulate e-cigarettes
Ventura County Star / Posted 12 days ago
SACRAMENTO — Kicking off a special session on health care, a Senate committee on Wednesday approved a six-bill package of tobacco-regulation bills, including measures to define e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and raise the legal age to purchase... Read more
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The Maui News
Hospital partner selection imminent"For those of us in Hawaii, we are so fortunate that we definitely are ahead of
Hospital partner selection imminent
The Maui News / Posted 19 days ago
"For those of us in Hawaii, we are so fortunate that we definitely are ahead of the nation in terms of our commitment in believing that quality health care really should be provided to each and every citizen," Gov. David Ige said during a public... Read more
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Federal Computer Week
Booz Allen tapped for $202 million HealthCare.gov contract HealthCare.gov is getting a new general contractor. Booz Allen won a $202 mi
Booz Allen tapped for $202 million HealthCare.gov contract
Federal Computer Week / Posted 20 days ago
HealthCare.gov is getting a new general contractor. Booz Allen won a $202 million contract to act as integrator for the system of systems that goes by the catchall name of HealthCare.gov.... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Senators address solutions to foster care system’s reliance on psych medsSACRAMENTO — In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on
Senators address solutions to foster care system’s reliance on psych meds
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO — In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on Tuesday admonished state officials for failing many of California’s 63,000 foster children, who critics say are too often prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs with little... Read more
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The Daily Review
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych medsSACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych meds
The Daily Review / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on Tuesday admonished state officials for failing many of California's 63,000 foster children, who critics say are too often prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs with... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych medsSACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych meds
Inside Bay Area / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on Tuesday admonished state officials for failing many of California's 63,000 foster children, who critics say are too often prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs with... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych medsSACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on
Senators address solutions to foster care system's reliance on psych meds
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 20 days ago
SACRAMENTO -- In a sharp rebuke, the chairman of a powerful Senate committee on Tuesday admonished state officials for failing many of California's 63,000 foster children, who critics say are too often prescribed powerful psychiatric drugs with... Read more
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Salon.com
“GOP shutdown watch”: How the Planned Parenthood controversy could haunt RepublicansSenate Democrats have gone on an all-out offensive over Republican efforts to d
“GOP shutdown watch”: How the Planned Parenthood controversy could haunt Republicans
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
Senate Democrats have gone on an all-out offensive over Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, launching a concerted campaign to target vulnerable Republican Senators who voted to defund the women’s health organization. The Democratic... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
New York eyes regulations for Legionnaires’ diseaseALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he and the state Legislature will work on new l
New York eyes regulations for Legionnaires’ disease
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he and the state Legislature will work on new laws and regulations governing cooling towers in New York buildings after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx has led to 12 deaths. Cuomo said the state... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray forge compromise — yes, compromise — in WashingtonWASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander had been chairman of the Senate committe
Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray forge compromise — yes, compromise — in Washington
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander had been chairman of the Senate committee over education for just a week when he began circulating the draft of a bill intended to do what other Congresses had not: Fix the George W. Bush-era No Child Left... Read more
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Crain's Detroit Business
Will more Michigan medical school grads mean the doctor is in?Will increasing the number of medical student graduates in Michigan by more tha
Will more Michigan medical school grads mean the doctor is in?
Crain's Detroit Business / Posted 23 days ago
Will increasing the number of medical student graduates in Michigan by more than 535 a year by 2020 erase the state's projected shortage of 4,500 physicians? The most direct answer is "not likely," the deans of Michigan's seven medical schools said... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Education reform bill shows compromise still possible in CongressWASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander had been chairman of the Senate committe
Education reform bill shows compromise still possible in Congress
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 23 days ago
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander had been chairman of the Senate committee over education for just a week when he began circulating the draft of a bill intended to do what other Congresses had not: Fix the Bush-era No Child Left Behind... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Westport
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATsFAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break w
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATs
The Daily Voice - Westport / Posted 25 days ago
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break when it comes to standardized testing — and they will also get to take the SATs for free because of the decision. The U.S. Department of Education has approved a waiver... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Stamford
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATsFAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break w
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATs
The Daily Voice - Stamford / Posted 25 days ago
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break when it comes to standardized testing — and they will also get to take the SATs for free because of the decision. The U.S. Department of Education has approved a waiver... Read more
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The Daily Voice - Fairfield
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATsFAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break w
Connecticut Replaces 11th-Grade Standardized Tests With The SATs
The Daily Voice - Fairfield / Posted 25 days ago
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High school juniors in Connecticut just got a break when it comes to standardized testing — and they will also get to take the SATs for free because of the decision. The U.S. Department of Education has approved a waiver... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
McNeely: GOP guns for Planned ParenthoodThe Texas Senate committee's hearing after a much-edited video about Planned Pa
McNeely: GOP guns for Planned Parenthood
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
The Texas Senate committee's hearing after a much-edited video about Planned Parenthood seemed something like the Minnesota dentist's ambush of Cecil, the popular African lion. The Minnesota hunting enthusiast, Walter Palmer, and his guides, lured... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Asks Harris County D.A. to Immediately Open a Criminal Investigation of Planned Parenthood in Texas - AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth video made public involving activities ...AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Asks Harris County D.A. to Immediately Open a Criminal Investigation of Planned Parenthood in Texas - AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth video made public involving activities ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth video made public involving activities related to Planned Parenthood: "A fifth undercover video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress discussing the... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to TroopsThe Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favo
Senate Democrats Pan Education Department Audit Of Loans to Troops
The Huffington Post / Posted 26 days ago
The Department of Education may have misled the public when it cleared its favored student loan contractors of wrongdoing in their treatment of active-duty troops, a trio of Senate Democrats alleged on Wednesday. The three are calling for an... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
TX Lt. Governor Wants Criminal Investigation Of Planned ParenthoodAUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An anti-abortion group released its fifth under
TX Lt. Governor Wants Criminal Investigation Of Planned Parenthood
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 26 days ago
AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An anti-abortion group released its fifth undercover video alleging fetal organ sales that activists say was shot inside a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic. Now, TX Lt. Governor Dan Patrick wants the Harris County DA... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Lamar Alexander introduces bill to include Tennessee Civil War battlefields in National Park SystemFILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pe
Lamar Alexander introduces bill to include Tennessee Civil War battlefields in National Park System
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 27 days ago
FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The nation’s main education law, long overdue for an overhaul,... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Lt. Governor Patrick asks for criminal investigation of Planned ParenthoodLt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking for the Harris County District Attorney's Office
Lt. Governor Patrick asks for criminal investigation of Planned Parenthood
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 27 days ago
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking for the Harris County District Attorney's Office to open an immediate criminal investigation of Planned Parenthood after a fifth video surfaced involving activities related to the organization. An anti-abortion group... Read more
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KBTX 3 Bryan/College Station
Dan Patrick Requests Criminal Investigation into Planned ParenthoodAUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth
Dan Patrick Requests Criminal Investigation into Planned Parenthood
KBTX 3 Bryan/College Station / Posted 27 days ago
AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the following statement regarding the fifth video made public involving activities related to Planned Parenthood: "A fifth undercover video has been released by the Center for Medical Progress discussing the... Read more
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The News & Observer
Medicaid, incentives proposals could start moving | News & Observer August 4, 2015 Although it’s getting late, efforts are u
Medicaid, incentives proposals could start moving
The News & Observer / Posted 27 days ago
| News & Observer August 4, 2015 Although it’s getting late, efforts are underway to resolve two of the most significant issues still facing the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Latest undercover Planned Parenthood video focuses on HoustonA group of anti-abortion undercover videographers turned their attention to the
Latest undercover Planned Parenthood video focuses on Houston
Houston Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
A group of anti-abortion undercover videographers turned their attention to the Houston branch of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, releasing footage of a clinic executive there discussing the preservation of the organs of aborted fetuses. The video,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battleFILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, cent
Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 28 days ago
FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion... Read more
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Daily Mail
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton charged with securities fraudPictured in his smirking mugshot: Texas Attorney General is booked on securitie
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton charged with securities fraud
Daily Mail / Posted 28 days ago
Pictured in his smirking mugshot: Texas Attorney General is booked on securities fraud charges alleging he lied to investors to the tune of $600K Ken Paxton, 52, is facing felony charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for... Read more
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Philly.com
Former senator, cabinet secretary, Richard Schweiker, 89, diesMr. Schweiker ran for the U.S. Senate in 1968 against Joseph S. Clark, Jr., a w
Former senator, cabinet secretary, Richard Schweiker, 89, dies
Philly.com / Posted 28 days ago
Mr. Schweiker ran for the U.S. Senate in 1968 against Joseph S. Clark, Jr., a well-known incumbent and former Philadelphia mayor. He won, in part by buying billboards that proclaimed, "Vote Clark out." Clark agreed to a series of debates which gave... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fightgallery_thumbnails_show|article-gallery-6418942|article-gallery-6418942|0 gall
Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight
Houston Chronicle / Posted a month ago
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San Antonio Express-News
Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fightFILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, cent
Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion groupgallery_thumbnails_show|article-gallery-6418595|article-gallery-6418595|0 gall
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
Houston Chronicle / Posted a month ago
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San Antonio Express-News
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion groupFILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, cent
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
San Antonio Express-News / Posted a month ago
FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion groupFILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, cent
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
Stamford Advocate / Posted a month ago
FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion groupFILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, cent
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
Connecticut Post / Posted a month ago
FILE- In this July 29, 2015, photo, Sen. Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown, center, questions witnesses during a Texas Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood videos covertly recorded that target the abortion... Read more
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MedCity News
Bill would cut Meaningful Use reporting period, delay Stage 3The latest congressional attack on Meaningful Use comes not from the Senate Hea
Bill would cut Meaningful Use reporting period, delay Stage 3
MedCity News / Posted 1 months ago
The latest congressional attack on Meaningful Use comes not from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, but from the House of Representatives. Rep. Renee Elmers (R-N.C.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would prevent the... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
House, Senate Education Leaders Discuss Efforts To Replace No Child Left Behind House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Se
House, Senate Education Leaders Discuss Efforts To Replace No Child Left Behind
The Chattanoogan / Posted 1 months ago
House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, Senate... Read more
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KERA North Texas
State Lawmakers To Examine Planned Parenthood; Carbon Nanotubes With A TwistThe top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney Gener
State Lawmakers To Examine Planned Parenthood; Carbon Nanotubes With A Twist
KERA North Texas / Posted 1 months ago
The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is expect to testify before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee over whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas are illegally profiting from... Read more
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