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4 hrs ago |

Governor Jindal sues federal government over Common Core

For the last four years, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has championed the set of learning benchmarks known as the Common Core State Standards -- but a simmering mess of litigation in the state's court system shows that Jindal has moved as far away... The Federal government has violated the Tenth Amendment and over-stepped its authority by coercing ... (more)


Related Topix: Bobby Jindal, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

8 hrs ago | SFGate

Washington test scores hold steady over 3 years

Washington public school students are doing about as well on state tests as they have done over the past few years, but many more schools are failing to meet federal standards because the rules have changed, state education officials announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

12 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

WeedHire: The job search app for the legal pot biz

WeedHire in a new app that connects pot labs, dispensaries and even government regulators to potential employees.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, District of Columbia Government

12 hrs ago | Roll Call

U.S. Attorney: Police Response to Navy Yard Killing Was a Clean Shoot

No criminal charges will be filed against the officers who responded nearly a year ago to the Navy Yard shooting, U.S. Attorney Office for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Wednesday.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Military, US Navy, Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Fire Dog Lake

How Congressional Dysfunction Could Help Marijuana Reform in the Nation's Capital

The historically unproductive Congress has mostly been a burden on the country but one of the few unlikely benefactors of this dysfunction could be marijuana reform efforts in the District of Columbia.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, US Politics, US News, Representative Andy Harris, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marijuana

13 hrs ago |

Child can legally own firearm in 30 US states

In the wake of the accidental death of a gun instructor in Arizona, many are likely asking how a nine-year old was allowed to hold and fire an automatic weapon.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Guns

13 hrs ago | USA Today

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes

Seniors can get car insurance discount for classes Drivers 55 and older who take an approved class get car insurance discounts in 34 states.


Related Topix: Health, AARP, District of Columbia Government, Illinois, Autos

16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014.

"The Winter's Tale" Shakespeare Theatre Company concludes its run of the play, this season's Free for All selection.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Theater

16 hrs ago | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

D.C. Asks Federal Court to Erase Second Amendment Opinion Recognizing Right to Carry

Back in July, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public.


Related Topix: Guns, District of Columbia Government

19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

DC police chief likes her military equipment

The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News

22 hrs ago |

Holder's police-shooting hypocrisy

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is enjoying a tidal wave of laudatory press coverage for his activism on the Ferguson, Mo., shooting and subsequent protests.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, District of Columbia Government

Tue Aug 26, 2014


Feds seek to shut down credit repair and debt relief scheme

Continuing its mission to protect American consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against unnamed defendants operating as American Bill Pay Organization and American Benefits Foundation in an effort to halt allegedly fraudulent and deceptive debt relief and credit repair practices targeted at financially distressed individuals.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

10-Day Waiting Period for Gun Delivery Voided in California

In Silvester v. Harris, No. 1:11-CV-2137 AWI SAB , a federal trial court held that Penal Code sections 26815 and 27540 , which require ten days between purchase and delivery of a firearm, are unconstitutional under the Second Amendment as to those who have already been previously cleared for weapons possession by reason of a previous firearm ... (more)


Related Topix: California, California Government, US News, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Government

Is Arne Duncan's Teacher Evaluation Moratorium Unnecessary?

In his back-to-school speech last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised several states for their progress in developing new teacher evaluation systems.


Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

If You Already Own a Gun, Federal Judge Says, Making You Wait 10 Days ...

In a decision handed down last week and published today, a federal judge rules that California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases is unconstitutional as applied to people who already own firearms and have passed a background check.


Related Topix: Guns

Business Journal

Three NM health care centers get federal grants

Three New Mexico health care centers received a combined $644,538 in federal grants for improvements to support their patient-centered medical homes model.


Daily Herald

Motorcycle helmets save lives

Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.


Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government


US: the fastest and slowest motorways

Many motorists outside the US have dreamed about cruising at high speeds on America's long, straight for miles highways.


Related Topix: Texas, District of Columbia Government

ESchool News

Education Department tries to ease testing worries

Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Aug. 21 said that states can apply for extra time before they use student test scores to judge teachers' performance.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

JD Supra

Private Sector Employers in the District of Columbia Will Soon Be...

On August 22, 2014, the District of Columbia Mayor signed a new law restricting most employers that operate in the District of Columbia in their ability to rely on criminal history information, including criminal background records, for employment purposes.


Related Topix: Prison


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