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Mega-wind power project to affect largest number of homes in state

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The 28-turbine Stiles Brook Wind Project proposed by Spanish company Iberdrola Renewables, were it to go forward, would not only be the largest in the state but also the most intrusive.

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Published on: August 26, 2016

Taken for a ride? This city’s laws protect taxi monopoly

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“We have allowed one company to have a monopoly in the city of Little Rock and we’ve essentially said nobody else ca ...
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Published on: August 26, 2016

JPS superintendent Gray has left trail of poor audits in his districts

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JPS superintendent Cedrick Gray has shown a history of answering state audits by not accepting the blame for his school ...
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Published on: August 25, 2016

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Pols reluctant to turn off newspapers’ public notices spigot

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Advertising public notices in newspapers, Moskow said, is a complete waste of taxpayer money. But the scam lives on because it is ...
Published on: August 26, 2016
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Senate committee probe into Social Security whistleblower retaliation continues

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“We are putting pressure on the agency and working with the IG’s office making sure they are getting what they need.”
Published on: August 25, 2016
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State prisons offer some Florida districts extra political clout

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Florida’s prison inmates are considered residents of the voting districts in which they’re incarcerated despite not being able ...
Published on: August 26, 2016
THUG: This hunting gun, a Mossberg 20-gauge Turkey Thug shotgun, could be one of many semiautomatic guns banned if gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter follows through on her pledge to ban assault weapons, according to Henry Parro, of Parro’s Gun Shop and Police Supplies in Waterbury.

Minter ‘assault weapons’ ban could end Vermont gun businesses

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Of the two candidates vying to become Vermont’s next governor, one has a position that could cause many of the state’s gun sho ...
Published on: August 25, 2016
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Evers accuses school districts of poaching teachers

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“In addition, especially in this part of the world, and I know you don’t want to hear it, after Act 10, the ability of distric ...
Published on: August 25, 2016
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More Florida students using scholarship programs

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Despite ongoing legal battles, the number of students using two school choice programs in Florida continues to rise, approaching t ...
Published on: August 26, 2016
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Vermont Health Department abandons useless, costly nasal spray flu vaccine

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After years of promoting a convenient nasal spray flu vaccine, the Vermont Department of Health says it no longer stands by the pr ...
Published on: August 23, 2016
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Vergara v. California: A victory for teachers unions, a defeat for students

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“With this ruling, the powerful state teacher unions will continue to be in California's policy driver's seat, and will be runni ...
Published on: August 24, 2016
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Sources: Social Security judge accused of racial, sexual remarks removed from hearings

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Judge John Pleuss’ hearings have been reassigned and he has been removed from the full docket of hearings and claims review, acc ...
Published on: August 23, 2016

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Google employees have enjoyed revolving door during Obama administration

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“If they have access to information on competitors and they go to Google…then you have to wonder if Google is gettin ...
Published on: August 8, 2016

Property taxes trigger ‘growing social crisis in Texas’

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A Texas lawmaker is calling local politicians to account for their fatuous assertion that steady tax rates mean flat pro ...
Published on: August 4, 2016

Ayotte: Patent protection fundamental to small business economy

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New Hampshire Republican Kelly Ayotte has been a consistent defender of intellectual property rights since her election ...
Published on: July 22, 2016

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Florida’s state teachers union pays 43 employees at least $100K

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A new year also means another round of dues for the state teachers’ union.
Published on: August 9, 2016

Study exposes pointless government red tape for aspiring hair braiders

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Braiding hair is a pleasant, time-tested, common activity practiced by children and adults across cultural communities. ...
Published on: August 5, 2016

HBO, Netflix to film in Florida without tax incentives

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Florida’s six-year, $296 million entertainment incentive program expired June 30, and already two major productions ha ...
Published on: August 4, 2016

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Charter school organization chastises Washington charter lawsuit

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“We are profoundly disappointed by the decision to file a misguided lawsuit in an effort to replace the clear will of ...
Published on: August 8, 2016

University of Houston #AllLivesMatter crackdown tramples Constitution

Plutarch says that Sulla died from an infestation of worms, implying divine retribution. UH student body president Shane A. Smith may yet escape that fate.

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Last month, as Dallas police officers were being gunned down by an assassin, student body vice president Rohini Sethi po ...
Published on: August 9, 2016

Harvard starts program to prepare teachers for struggling schools

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“Nationwide, we’re in a teacher shortage, especially quality teachers,” said Eric Shed, the program’s director. ...
Published on: August 8, 2016