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Testimony by UT contradicts story fed high court

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AUSTIN – After oral arguments Jan. 11 before the Supreme Court of Texas on whether University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven may conceal investigatory records from UT Regent Wallace Hall, McRaven’s attorney threw up a Hail Mary in a letter to the court. Wallace Jefferson tried to buttress his contention that UT’s authority in the […]

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Published on: January 16, 2017

Nanny State of the Week: Public housing should go to the dogs

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Animal welfare organizations are raising the alarm at proposed rules announced by the District of Columbia Housing Aut ...
Published on: January 16, 2017

Moving study shows Americans flock to states with less burdensome taxes

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Migration patterns for 2016 show that Americans tended to move away from high-tax states and into states where residents ...
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Published on: January 16, 2017


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Marquette says John McAdams’ suspension to continue until he apologizes

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"It really is a matter of principle. I'm not going to let the bastards get rid of me," McAdams said.
Published on: January 15, 2017

This senator could help colleges regain some sanity

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This senator wants to remind colleges that due process rights are also civil rights.
Published on: January 13, 2017
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Vermont lawmakers aim to delay Act 46

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Lawmakers are proposing to delay Act 46 for one year, claiming the state has not given local boards the tools to successfully cut ...
Published on: January 13, 2017

High court hears arguments on whether UT can bury investigation

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There was no “you can’t handle the truth” moment, but there should have been, as UT’s case comes down to a similar premise ...
Published on: January 11, 2017
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Feel-good sanctuary city status comes with risk for East Montpelier

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East Montpelier is the latest Vermont community to consider sanctuary city status for illegal immigrants, mostly as a political st ...
Published on: January 12, 2017

State economist: 70 percent of Florida’s economic incentive programs losing money

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The debate over whether Florida should change its economic development policies reached its first legislative committee of 2017 th ...
Published on: January 12, 2017
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Oconomowoc schools comms director placed on paid administrative leave

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“Ms. Winckler has been placed on Administrative Leave while the School District considers the legal and personnel implications o ...
Published on: January 13, 2017
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Paxton prosecutors’ bill hits $575,000

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The court-appointed prosecutors in the Ken Paxton case have submitted new invoices that bring their compensation to date to $575,1 ...
Published on: January 13, 2017

Daughter of Brown v. Board plaintiff explains why she supports charter schools

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Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of Oliver Brown,  the lead plaintiff in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that led ...
Published on: January 16, 2017


DHS shuts down aerial surveillance on border photo

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security quietly shut down Operation Phalanx, an aerial surveillance program that interc ...
Published on: November 18, 2016

Left rage attempts to trump free speech at UW-Madison

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“If you want to talk, talk. If you want to shout, then get the hell out,” he told the protesters. “At least wait u ...
Published on: November 17, 2016

Social Security whistleblower: ‘Everything has been compromised’

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The records have been “paraded about the office by an employee,” the source said.
Published on: November 16, 2016

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