Baldwin aide breaks silence, alleges senator engaged in ‘coverup’
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Council nepotism leads to small town government, one big family

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A PA Independent investigation found that family members of at least five of the seven Throop council persons have worked for the borough within the past five years.

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Were suspicious test scores investigated in Oklahoma?

Education  |  4:00 am

In 2012, then-Oklahoma State School Superintendent Janet Barresi vowed to look into suspicious test scores in Tulsa and three other school districts – a pattern similar to the cheating scandal in Atlanta, where last week several educators received prison terms for racketeering convictions.

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Should states keep their renewable energy standards?

Energy and Environment  |  4:00 am

Some 30 states have renewable portfolio standards but James M. Taylor of the Heartland Institute says they should be repealed.

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America’s top labor union bosses raked in millions in 2014

Labor  |  4:00 am

Union bosses known for bashing the rich are often millionaires themselves, paid with dues taken from workers’ paychecks.

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Travel club: Cost of Christie cops continues to climb

New Jersey  |  5:20 am

As Chris Christie pursues his political fortunes outside New Jersey, state taxpayers were squeezed for nearly a half-million dollars last year to cover the travel costs of his security details. The travel expenses for the state police Executive Protection Unit rose to a record $196,006 for the fourth quarter.

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Veteran educator says focus should be on students, not politics

Education  |  4:00 am

Alisia Moutry has held numerous jobs during her almost 25 years as an educator, but one thing has always remained constant.

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ND state trooper says he resigned over quota policy

North Dakota  |  April 17, 2015

An attorney for a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper who resigned earlier this week amid accusations he was faking tickets says an arrest and ticket quota policy is to blame, but the law enforcement agency says that policy doesn’t exist.

CASH AND CLINTON: Terry McAuliffe says Virginia's economy is his top priority. Republicans say Job One for the governor is getting Hillary Clinton elected president.

Republicans blast ‘most-traveled’ McAuliffe

Virginia  |  8:02 am

Gov. Terry McAuliffe told a national audience Sunday that Virginia’s economy is “roaring,” thanks to him. But economists aren’t so bullish, and McAuliffe’s critics say presidential politics is Job One for the Democrat.

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McAuliffe: There is ‘no personal data’ in a license plate

Virginia  |  April 16, 2015

Yet again, the fate of police surveillance in Virginia rests in the hands of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and he’s made it clear he sides with law enforcement over civil liberties advocates.

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State owes Minnesotans millions, if they only knew it

Minnesota  |  April 17, 2015

It’s like winning the lottery without buying a ticket. But, odds are, you may never see the payout.

The Minnesota Commerce Department holds a $650 million jackpot of unclaimed property — mainly lost funds held by the state — waiting for tens of thousands of Minnesotans to redeem.

It’s not the government’s money. State law requires the unclaimed cash to be kept in perpetuity for the rightful owner. The state contracts with the Missing Money website to connect people with their unclaimed money, but few Minnesotans hear about it.

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New program may boost Mississippi’s dismal graduation rates

Education  |  4:00 am

Mississippi families with special needs children will soon get a chance at a scholarship to pay for educational expenses, including private school tuition.

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West Rankin Utility Authority wins key battle in fight to build new treatment plant

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The West Rankin Utility Authority won a key battle Tuesday in its fight to build a new wastewater treatment plant and leave Jackson’s aging facility.

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