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53 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Herbert hopeful for Utah public lands deal

Democratic U.S. senators, the outdoor recreation industry and environmentalists have been among the groups urging Obama to use the same presidential fiat to designate a monument surrounding Canyonlands National Park near Moab. Bishop and others have held more than 500 meetings with local counties, environmentalists, energy developers and others to find a master solution that satisfies as many people as ...

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1 HOUR AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gov. candidate wants lottery, Medicaid expansion

(AP) — Democrat Parker Griffith said Alabama can't afford four more years of Gov. Robert Bentley, attacking Bentley's record on job creation, Medicaid and establishment of a state lottery. Alabamians voted down a lottery in 1999, but Griffith said voters are now more familiar with the education benefits lotteries have provided in neighboring states. Establishing a state lottery would take ...

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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Superintendents say teaching positions remain open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — More than 20 percent of South Dakota public school superintendents reported having at least one unfilled teaching position on the first day of school, according to a survey released. Education advocates and school officials have been petitioning legislators to address the teacher shortage, citing low pay and retirements as contributing factors. Last week, a group of ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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School police stock up on free military gear

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. Nearly two dozen education and civil liberties groups sent a letter earlier this week to the Pentagon and the Justice and Education departments urging a stop to transfers ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Former governors: Students must know basic civics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three former South Carolina governors are promoting legislation that encourages high school students to gain a basic knowledge of American civics. The former U.S. education secretary says a practical way of stressing its importance is for students to take the same test that immigrants must pass to become a U.S. citizen.

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