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February 17, 2017 RSS feed / News

Perryopolis to bring flood plain maps in compliance

Perryopolis Borough Council is moving ahead with plans to bring its flood plain maps in compliance with current Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulations.  Councilman Frank Masney told council that he had received notice that the bo More...

Trump’s contempt for trade deals spurs anxiety: What is next?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. More...

Area students named to Dean’s Lists

The following local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at their respective colleges and universities.  University of Alabama  Scottdale: Hudson Nicholson  Grove City College   More...

Denver schools mull resolution protecting immigrant students

DENVER (AP) — Denver’s school board will consider a resolution aimed at protecting students who might be affected by President Trump’s efforts to strengthen immigration policy.  More...

Hawaiian agency has donated instruments to burglarized school

HONOLULU (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is replacing musical instruments stolen from a school that many Native Hawaiian children attend.  OHA officials visited Stevenson Middle School Thursday to present a flute, piccolo and two uku More...

Students walked out of class, Latino-owned businesses close

DALLAS (AP) — Students by the hundreds walked out of their classrooms and Latino owned businesses closed by the dozen as part of “Day Without Immigrants” demonstrations across Texas. More...

Review: Most Idaho teacher evaluations in compliance

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The latest review of Idaho’s teacher evaluation system found that 64 percent of the selected evaluations were in compliance with state law.  Blake Youde, spokesman for the State Board of Education, told lawmakers More...

Outdoor trade show on verge of leaving Utah after two decades

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lucrative outdoor trade show that’s been staged in Utah for two decades appears one step closer to leaving after a Thursday conference call intended to smooth discord over public lands issues between industry leaders and Gov. More...

South Korean court approves arrest of Samsung heir

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court approved on Friday the arrest of a billionaire heir to Samsung accused of bribery and other charges in connection to a massive corruption scandal. More...

Lawmakers disagree with suggestion to cut business taxes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Chaffetz seeks charges against ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Departm More...

Twin tragedies give survivor a new face – and a new life

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — He’d been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man.  More...

Tea party gains voice in cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office.  More...

Winter Livestock auctions cattle in Dodge City, Kan.

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Just like church folk, Mike Sherow lumbered up the stairs of Winter Livestock and found his usual seat — smack dab in the center of everything.  More...

Kansas vet is surprised with an electric wheelchair on birthday

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Jim Simpson sat down in the motorized wheelchair with an American flag sticker on the back, and wiggled his body a bit.  Pretty comfortable. Yep, feels pretty good.  More...

University of North Carolina board reduction bill nears final stages of legislative approval

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican controlled legislature is about ready to send its first bill to new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper — a measure reducing the University of North Carolina Board of Governors 25 percent by 2019.  More...

Legislative panel rejects special education funding increase

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A legislative committee has voted down an increase in special education funding that had already won a floor vote in the Montana House.  More...

Georgia House panel approves bill allowing guns on campus

ATLANTA (AP) — Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation that began advancing Thursday in the Georgia House despite the Republican governor’s forceful veto of a similar bill last year. More...

Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students

MADISON, Wis. More...

‘Fist Fight’ an indulgence in pre-teen male fantasy comedy

If you like Ice Cube surly and sneering, find penis drawings hilarious and believe real men solve problems by throwing punches, “Fist Fight “ is for you. More...

The Zuckerberg manifesto: How he plans to debug the world by using Facebook

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto , sometimes sounds more like a utopian social guide than a business plan. More...

China carfentanil ban a ‘game-changer’ for opioid epidemic

SHANGHAI (AP) — So deadly it’s considered a terrorist threat, carfentanil has been legal in China— until now. More...

California limits video-only visits for county jail inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. More...

Botched tests lead to retesting for Zika in nation’s capital

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 400 people in the District of Columbia who were told last year they didn’t have the Zika virus are being retested because of a human error in the testing process, federal and city officials said Thursday, and t More...

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