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Despite parent protest, Simeon closes electricity-training class

On a near perfect summer evening here, July 31, about 75 parents along with a number of students filled the Simeon Career and Technical Education auditorium.

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Nurses give qualified support to Sanders-McCain VA proposal

"While Congress has spent billions on wars and conflicts over the past few years, not enough has been spent to care for service members returning from them."

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Bipartisan budget deal announced

The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.

 

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Shutdown cost: $24 billion and counting

The government shutdown may be officially over but its estimated cost of $24 billion to the American taxpayers will continue to rise every day for a long time to come.

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Stand up for Cincinnati

What do you call a proposal that breaks promises to city workers, destroys their family's hard-earned retirement security, lowers the city's tax base and harms our fragile economy?

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The annual budget kabuki is not kabuki this year

For the past several years the winter months in Washington have been consumed in political showdowns over the federal budget.

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What the June unemployment figures mean for workers

At the current slow rate of economic recovery, it will take until 2020 to close the gap in the labor market, says a top economist.

 

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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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Colorado fires blaze on as workers rush to fight them

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service an out of money to pay for firefighting equipment this year, after Congress only provided half of the total sum of money it has cost to fight wildfires so far.

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