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Obama is firm but vague on immigration

November 18, 2014 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he plans to help immigrants living illegally in the United States “get legal” without any action from Congress. more »»

Social development and school

November 17, 2014 Research shows that good school attendance may be one of the most important factors contributing to a child’s success in school. more »»

Obama seeks human rights waiver to expand IS battle

November 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has repeatedly asked Congress to exempt its military effort against the Islamic State from a longstanding ban on U.S. more »»

A Mencken moment

November 13, 2014 Dick Tuck, the legendary political prankster and wit, once ran for local office in San Francisco and lost. His concession speech, in its entirety: “The people have spoken — the bastards. more »»

Meekhof hails union, abortion laws

November 13, 2014 LANSING— Two years ago, Sen. Arlan Meekhof helped usher in Michigan’s landmark law making union fees voluntary for workers, a feat he’d thought was probably impossible until at least 2015. more »»

Moderates wield clout in new Senate

November 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Soft-spoken Republican Sen. more »»

Obama calls for tougher Internet regulation

November 11, 2014 WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama on Monday embraced a radical change in how the government treats Internet service, coming down on the side of consumer activists who fear slower download speeds an... more »»

Lackluster turnout for Schauer hurt Democrats

November 10, 2014 LANSING — Democrats’ plan to spoil Gov. Rick Snyder’s re-election was clear from the beginning: coax a lot more of their sporadic voters to cast ballots this time around. It didn’t work. more »»

Day after defeats, Obama strikes defiant tone

November 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday... more »»

Midterm elections carry high stakes for economy

November 4, 2014 WASHINGTON — The midterm slugfest for control of the U.S. Senate could have far-reaching effects on the economy. Tuesday’s elections come just as U.. more »»

Bottom-line responsibility

November 3, 2014 According to Attendance Works, a national and state initiative that promotes better policy and practice around school attendance, “Every year, as many as 7. more »»

Nutrition, hydration, and physical activity boost learning

October 29, 2014 Eating healthy foods and drinking water will optimize children’s ability to stay engaged in the classroom environment and achieve to their fullest potential. more »»

NSA surveillance limits: The focus turns to courts

October 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Congress mulls how to curtail the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone records, impatient civil liberties groups are looking to legal challenges already underway in the courts... more »»

Most expect GOP victory

October 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK pol. more »»

Republican governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

October 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. more »»

Gov. Snyder, Schauer spar over fairness of tax rewrite

October 20, 2014 LANSING — Democrat Mark Schauer is centering his populist message against Republican Gov. Rick Snyder around a 3-year-old tax overhaul that lowered the burden on business but raised it on individuals. more »»

Watching a screen

October 17, 2014 Children can become overly involved and even obsessed with video games, television and other electronic devices. more »»

Nurses in safety gear got Ebola, why wouldn’t you?

October 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying you almost certainly won’t get it from someone sitting next to you on a plane?... more »»

Attendance and the courts

October 15, 2014 Can a kindergartner be truant? If a common definition of truant (one who repeatedly absents himself from school without excuse) is applied, the answer is probably no. more »»

DC adds race to nation’s debate on legalizing pot

October 14, 2014 WASHINGTON — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation’s capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges. more »»



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