- Singer, widow of Marcus Belgrave holding benefit concert Updated: Feb-07-16 12:28 pm
DETROIT - The widow of internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave has launched a scholarship in his name with a benefit concert featuring some of his well-known protÃ©gÃ©s.
- Central Community College raises $8.5M for Kearney campus Updated: Feb-06-16 6:08 pm
KEARNEY, Nebraska - Ground may be broken earlier than expected on a new Central Community College campus in Kearney, thanks to a campaign that has so far raised $8.5 million.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Feb-06-16 1:17 pm
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Rhode Island Foundation offers grants to build community Updated: Feb-06-16 10:30 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $500,000 in grants for activities and projects that will build a sense of community throughout the state.
- Worcester schools get grant to help reduce suspension rates Updated: Feb-06-16 9:15 am
WORCESTER, Massachusetts - The Worcester public school system has received a $400,000 grant to help reduce suspension rates.
- Dunn Center library shuttering; books to be donated Updated: Feb-06-16 9:15 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The Dunn Center Public Library is closing due to lack of use.
- $10 million gift will build new center at DePauw University Updated: Feb-06-16 4:05 am
GREENCASTLE, Indiana - DePauw University officials say the private school has received a $10 million donation to be used to build a new technology center.
- Rauner: Illinois State Museum may open with its own funding Updated: Feb-05-16 5:17 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected legislation to reopen the Illinois State Museum, but says it may operate again if the museum can find its own funding through entry fees, donations and partnerships.
- Man banned from using Bible verse drops suit against school Updated: Feb-05-16 4:46 pm
DENVER - A graduate of a Colorado university banned from putting Bible citations on a fundraising plaque in the school's football locker room is dropping a federal lawsuit now that the school has removed the original plaques.
- National parks face $12 billion backlog for maintenance work Updated: Feb-05-16 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON - The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, but the system faces a multibillion dollar maintenance backlog that officials say is no cause for rejoicing.
- France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets Updated: Feb-05-16 11:36 am
PARIS - French supermarkets will be forbidden from destroying unsold food and encouraged to donate to charities or farms instead as part of a national campaign against food waste.
- Woman embarks on project to collect bras for homeless women Updated: Feb-05-16 5:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Rachael Heger is no stranger to New Year's resolutions. Each year she makes them - and keeps them. But this year, the year she will be turning 35, she decided to go big.
- Stanford names New York university leader as next president Updated: Feb-04-16 6:45 pm
PALO ALTO, California - A neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school and biomedical research institute in New York City was named Thursday as Stanford University's next president, a position he said he would use to champion basic research and the value of a liberal arts education.
- Susan G. Komen Wyoming affiliate to close in 2017 Updated: Feb-04-16 2:27 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Wyoming affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be shutting down next year, but another organization plans to take on breast cancer fundraising efforts in the state.
- New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point Updated: Feb-04-16 12:41 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Rutgers' new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field.
- University of Michigan event raises over $110K for charity Updated: Feb-04-16 12:21 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A star-studded Signing Day event at the University of Michigan has helped raise more than $110,000 for the Chad Tough Foundation.
- Section of historic Natchez house caves in Updated: Feb-04-16 7:31 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - Officials are trying to salvage a historic Greek Rival house in Natchez after a section of it caved in.
- Police: Man faked brain cancer, took thousands in donations Updated: Feb-04-16 7:11 am
WALLINGFORD, Connecticut - Police say a Connecticut man shaved his head and took weight loss pills to convince people he had stage 3 brain cancer and collect thousands in donations.
- Bob Dole donate $20K to cancer camp in central Kansas Updated: Feb-04-16 5:05 am
CLAFLIN, Kansas - Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has donated $20,000 to help pay for a camp for children with cancer in central Kansas.
- Philanthropic organization approves $56 million in grants Updated: Feb-04-16 4:01 am
DETROIT - The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has approved more than $56 million in funding for nonprofits.
- Hunting, tourism groups support hike to Nebraska permit fees Updated: Feb-03-16 6:43 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Hunters and anglers in Nebraska might have to pay more for permits under a bill endorsed Wednesday by sporting groups, conservationists and the tourism industry.
- Repurposed parking meters to help Detroit's homeless Updated: Feb-03-16 11:56 am
DETROIT - A new initiative in downtown Detroit uses repurposed parking meters to collect donations for nonprofits that serve the homeless.
- Rockefeller Foundation gives $130M to stem food losses Updated: Feb-03-16 11:40 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The philanthropic group Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $130 million fund to reduce global food loss and waste.
- Knitters support Syrian refugees Updated: Feb-03-16 2:06 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Working in shades of pink, blue, cream and purple - their fingers twirling, their needles tapping softly - a dozen or so knitters met on a Saturday afternoon in January to turn skeins of yarn into colorful gifts for people a world away from downtown Laramie.
- Hawaii lawmakers kill bill to fly homeless back to mainland Updated: Feb-02-16 9:25 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill Tuesday that would have funded a program to fly homeless people back to the mainland, saying some people may view it as an opportunity for a tropical vacation.