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Houston tries to safeguard some areas by flooding others

HOUSTON – Officials in Houston sought Friday to safeguard parts of their devastated city by keeping others flooded in the wake of Harvey, which retained enough rain-making power to raise the risk...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

U.S. job growth slowed in August

WASHINGTON – The U.S. job market hit a lull in August, with employers adding a solid but less-than-robust 156,000 jobs and holding back on meaningful pay raises for most workers. Friday’s jobs...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Gasoline prices head higher while motorists panic

DALLAS – The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator. The national average for regular was $2.54 a gallon by Friday afternoon, an increase of 18 cents...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Rescuers seek anyone left in floodwaters

HOUSTON – Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone – alive or dead – who might have been left...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mattis begins sending additional troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he has signed orders to begin deploying additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump’s new war strategy. Mattis told reporters...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

CROSBY, Texas – Explosions and fires rocked a flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid, eye-irritating smoke and adding a new hazard to Hurricane...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Governors’ health care plan urges stabilizing markets

COLUMBUS – A bipartisan governor duo is urging Congress to retain the federal health care law’s unpopular individual mandate while seeking to stabilize individual insurance markets as legislators...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Federal judge blocks Texas’ tough ‘sanctuary cities’ law

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Free lecture series to return to Fort Lewis College

The Life-Long Learning lecture series at Fort Lewis College is preparing to begin. The free series is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Professional Associates of Fort Lewis...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Triceratops skull, skeleton dug up in Colorado

THORNTON – A dinosaur fossil has been discovered in Colorado by construction workers. The bones and skull of a triceratops were found last Friday in Thornton at the construction site of a new...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

State to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is working on how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

25 years after Ruby Ridge standoff, radical movement grows

SPOKANE, Wash. – It’s been a quarter-century since a standoff in the mountains of northern Idaho left a 14-year-old boy, his mother and a federal agent dead and sparked an expansion of radical...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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