- Advocacy group's CEO sees new issues with Kansas welfare law Updated: Aug-27-15 8:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Parts of Kansas' new welfare law appear to conflict with federal rules for state child care programs, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds, an advocacy group's leader said Thursday.
- Dads and daughters date night helps bring child to family Updated: Aug-20-15 3:59 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Several little girls sat in chairs around the hair salon, their long hair clumsily pulled back and braided by hands unaccustomed to this dexterous work.
- The Latest on Springfield: Senate OKs college grant funding Updated: Aug-19-15 8:11 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The latest on activities in Springfield as Gov. Bruce Rauner spends Governor's Day at the Illinois State Fair and action by the Senate on legislation, including overriding several Rauner vetoes:
- Washington's prepaid tuition plan frozen for up to 2 years Updated: Aug-18-15 7:28 pm
SEATTLE - Washington's prepaid tuition program will be frozen for up to two years until the committee that runs the Guaranteed Education Tuition program can figure out the impact of two years of tuition cuts at state colleges and universities.
- Committee considers changes to state pre-paid tuition plan Updated: Aug-16-15 4:52 pm
SEATTLE - A state committee is considering letting parents who invested in the state's prepaid college-tuition program in recent years pull their money out without penalty.
- Leslie teen honors fallen Marine with 4-H donation Updated: Aug-14-15 5:38 am
MASON, Michigan - Steven Harkness put in a lot of work raising the pig he sold at the Ingham County Fair, but he didn't pocket the money.
- Cartoon tortoise stars in Nevada college savings blitz Updated: Aug-12-15 7:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - If talk of tax deductions and 529 college savings plans is putting Nevadans to sleep, the state treasurer's office hopes to spice up the conversation with Sage, a spunky, cartoon desert tortoise.
- Increase to child care assistance program gets BESE support Updated: Aug-12-15 1:25 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's state school board agreed Wednesday to boost day care assistance to low-income families.
- Clinton's student debt reforms help families, cost taxpayers Updated: Aug-11-15 5:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to make college more affordable and ease the burden of student debt could easily end up costing more than her proposed $350 billion.
- Pilots' families say Cal Fire withheld death benefits Updated: Aug-10-15 10:40 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Families of contracted air tanker pilots killed in the line of duty have filed a claim seeking more than $4 million against the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
- Disabled vet, family moving into home after 2-year nightmare Updated: Aug-07-15 10:04 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A disabled military veteran and his family have a new home in North Dakota, but it wasn't without two years of headaches and numerous donations of supplies, money and manpower.
- Will your boss match Netflix's yearlong paid leave? Updated: Aug-05-15 4:49 pm
Netflix stirred envy in sleep-deprived parents nationwide by saying it will give its employees up to a year of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. But outside of hypercompetitive Silicon Valley, don't hold your breath for your boss to match it.
- Judge deems gay couple as spouses after 1 partner's death Updated: Jul-31-15 5:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A judge has recognized a 2001 same-sex union as a common-law marriage in Pennsylvania even though one partner died before gay marriage became legal, a ruling that has family lawyers across the state buzzing about the potential implications.
- Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man's death Updated: Jul-29-15 1:26 pm
LOVELAND, Colorado - A judge's decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry.