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  • Merced teachers union backs controversial federal grant proposal

     
    A Merced teachers union has voted to back a controversial federal grant program, but only after extracting district guarantees that student test scores would not be used to evaluate individual instructors. Sheila Whitley, president of the Merced Union...
  • Fresno teachers union backs controversial federal grant

     
    After a marathon debate, the Fresno teachers union agreed to endorse its school district's application for a federal grant that will require controversial changes in instructor evaluations....
  • China leapfrogs U.S. wind power industry

     
    Chinese turbines are now harnessing more wind power than machines installed in the U.S., according to a trade group Monday. For the first time ever, the Asian giant’s capacity –- the amount of electricity that can be generated using wind......
  • L.A. County officials offer a novel idea to save millions

    L.A. County officials offer a novel idea to save millions
    With steep state budget cuts under debate in Sacramento, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to push for changes to CalWorks and other government aid programs they said would save nearly $270 million. Included in their suggestions is a novel...
  • Despite its wealth, the tribe continues to get lots of federal help

    Despite its wealth, the tribe continues to get lots of federal help
    Federal grants continue to subsidize the Seminole Tribe of Florida, despite a gambling empire that brings in more than $1 billion a year. Even as tribal affluence increased, the Seminoles have received government grants for health care, education, law...
  • AP: NYC Left Out of Grant

    AP: NYC Left Out of Grant
    Four major cities -- New York, Seattle, Houston, and Pittsburgh -- will get no money from a $1 billion economic stimulus program to help cities avoid laying off police officers, officials told The Associated Press on Monday. The officials, speaking on...
  • Healthcare Q&A

    With lawmakers home for their August recess, a fierce battle has broken out over what precisely is in the mammoth healthcare bills being pushed by congressional Democrats in Washington. There has been no shortage of misinformation, much of it advanced by...
  • Teenlink/Scholarships

    Teenlink/Scholarships
    Off to College Sweepstakes Open to high school seniors planning to attend college or current college students. One winner will be chosen every two weeks through May 11. www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps. Amount: $1,000. Drawing every two weeks through...
  • L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare

    L.A. County may spend money to try to save money on welfare
    With the cost of helping Los Angeles County's welfare recipients expected to hit $1 billion by the end of this fiscal year, county officials are pushing a plan to shift the burden of some of the most hard-core unemployed to the federal government. If they...
  • Virginia Sen. Norment holds stake in doomed car dealership

    A car dealership owned in part by state Sen. Thomas K. Norment has been targeted for closure by Chrysler LLC as part of the company's bankruptcy restructuring plan. Norment, a lawyer who along with three others holds a financial stake in the long...
  • Schwarzenegger defends tax hikes, applauds stimulus

    Schwarzenegger defends tax hikes, applauds stimulus
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday defended his decision to raise taxes as a necessary step to stem California's staggering economic crisis. During appearances on morning news shows in Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger said he would gladly accept...