- Struggle over Saint Edward: Renovate it, or tear it down? Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
SEATTLE - When developer Kevin Daniels announced plans in August to renovate the badly deteriorated 1931 seminary building at Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore and turn it into a hotel and spa, he said he knew it would involve a lengthy public process and outspoken neighbors who love their park the way it is.
- Florida students create app to prevent football concussions Updated: Feb-07-16 3:05 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A group of South Florida middle school students has won a $20,000 grant from Verizon for inventing an app that helps prevent football concussions.
- Minot State University developing new strategic plan Updated: Feb-07-16 2:05 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot State University is developing a new strategic plan to set goals over the next decade.
- McAlester superintendent fired amid spending allegations Updated: Feb-07-16 12:05 am
McALESTER, Oklahoma - The McAlester school board has fired the district's superintendent amid allegations she spent school money on personal items.
- Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma Updated: Feb-06-16 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing the shooting left him traumatized.
- Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature Updated: Feb-06-16 6:38 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.
- Kansas student newspaper sues administrators Updated: Feb-06-16 6:27 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has filed a lawsuit accusing university administrators of approving funding cuts to the newspaper that were enacted after an editorial critical of the student Senate.
- 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.
- Marijuana meeting, scholarship bill things to know about Updated: Feb-06-16 4:28 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The board tasked with regulating Alaska's legal pot industry is set to meet as the date to begin accepting marijuana business applications nears. Also in the days ahead, lawmakers plan to discuss a bill that would require students who receive state-sponsored merit scholarships or financial aid grants to repay them if they don't complete their degrees or certification programs within six years. The chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court also is set to deliver the annual State of the Judiciary address.
- Proposed development near Ohio State campus scaled back Updated: Feb-06-16 4:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Developers are scaling back a proposal to build a large apartment complex near the Ohio State University campus that drew complaints from neighbors.
- Texas standardized test panel asked to consider online exam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:18 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A panel considering updates to standardized tests for Texas students received suggestions ranging from offering the exams online to no longer requiring students to pass the tests to graduate from high school, a newspaper reported.
- Teacher charged with sexual acts with a student in Alabama Updated: Feb-06-16 2:56 pm
ENTERPRISE, Alabama - Police say a high school teacher in Alabama has been arrested on a sex-related charge involving him and a student.
- Harford County suspends school trips to Baltimore Updated: Feb-06-16 2:09 pm
BEL AIR, Maryland - Harford County's school system has banned field trips to Baltimore indefinitely, citing safety concerns following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent trials of police officers charged in his death.
- 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:
- Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 pm
ROME - Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.
- Some Hattiesburg school workers receive salary cuts Updated: Feb-06-16 12:05 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Classified employees in the financially troubled Hattiesburg Public School District will be subject to a 5 percent salary cut for the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. That's according to a letter sent Thursday by interim Superintendent Greg Ladner.
- Treasurer of parent-teachers group accused of stealing funds Updated: Feb-06-16 11:45 am
CLIFTON, New Jersey - The treasurer of a northern New Jersey school's parent-teachers association has been charged with stealing money from the group.
- U of I reports record number of freshman applications Updated: Feb-06-16 11:41 am
URBANA, Illinois - University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three campuses.
- 2nd suspect arrested in death of Mercer basketball player Updated: Feb-06-16 11:35 am
DECATUR, Georgia - Police say a second suspect accused in the shooting death of a Mercer University basketball player has been arrested.
- Police: Store near U-Md. campus robbed by 2 armed men Updated: Feb-06-16 11:11 am
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland - Police are investigating an afternoon armed robbery of a 7-Eleven near the University of Maryland campus in College Park.
- 5 graduates return to coach Lexington High's speech team Updated: Feb-06-16 11:06 am
LEXINGTON, Nebraska - Five graduates of Lexington High School are coaching the school's speech team, the same team they once competed on together.
- Student builders in Fremont prepare modules for access ramps Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am
FREMONT, Nebraska - For the second time this month, students involved in SkillsUSA at Fremont High School spent a portion of their afterschool hours building ramps for disabled people in collaboration with nonprofit organization Rebuilding Together.
- Ballet program encourages Davenport children to read Updated: Feb-06-16 10:51 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa - About 1,400 first-graders in the Davenport Community School District received ballet lessons last week, thanks to a pilot program developed by Ballet Quad-Cities to encourage reading.
- Drinking long intertwined in Dubuque's culture Updated: Feb-06-16 10:49 am
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Wherever Sue Greene looks, she sees alcohol ingrained into the fabric of Dubuque's culture and history.
- School lockdowns now routine part of student life in Georgia Updated: Feb-06-16 10:34 am
ATLANTA - School lockdowns, and preparing for a possible intruder, have become a fact of life for many metro Atlanta schools.