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  • FEMA snub surprised Palm Beach County

     
    Palm Beach County and the rest of Florida getting turned down for federal aid in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaac came as a surprising snub ??? especially given who signed the letter. The Federal Emergency Management Agency last week......
  • Gov Scott’s teacher training grant program

     
    Gov. Rick Scott has proposed a $2 million teacher training grant program — one that would be partially funded by matching dollars from private donations. We mentioned the grant in this story¬†about Scott seeking to remake his image by focusing on...
  • Report lays out a bleak scenario under Medicaid cuts

     
    With the nation on a fiscally unsustainable path, the federal government has these choices: Cut spending, raise taxes, or do both. Health care spending, a huge part of the government's budget, stands as a huge target. A new report lays out the impact of...
  • 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....
  • New codes created to promote safety

    In 2002, a 7-year-old girl drowned in a spa when the powerful suction of the drain trapped her underwater. The girl was Virginia Graeme Baker, granddaughter of former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, and a new law with her name on it aims to make...
  • 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...
  • 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...