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Mentally ill man who killed wife won't get her pension

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man who was found not guilty of his wife's death by reason of mental insanity will not get her pension under a judge's ruling.

February 06, 2016 11:39 amLoading…
Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian

Woman claims discrimination for not being American Indian

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A woman is suing the parent company of a Rapid City halfway house, alleging she was discriminated and retaliated against while she was employed by the facility because she is not American Indian.

February 05, 2016 1:19 pm Related Loading…
Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

Audit: State agency paid $97,000 to fictitious companies

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state audit has revealed that Iowa Workforce Development paid more than $97,000 in unemployment benefits to people claiming to work for companies that didn't exist in 2013 and 2014s and paid more than $66,000 to people not eligible for unemployment payments in other states.

February 03, 2016 2:42 pm Related Loading…
Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

Wisconsin firm terminates Muslim workers in prayer dispute

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer.

February 03, 2016 12:28 pm Related Loading…
Illinois universities plan more cuts among budget impasse

Illinois universities plan more cuts among budget impasse

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes.

February 03, 2016 10:45 am Related Loading…
Davenport man sentenced in disability benefits fraud case

Davenport man sentenced in disability benefits fraud case

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport man has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after prosecutors say he continued to receive disability benefits while he was serving prison time in an unrelated case.

February 02, 2016 5:37 am Related Loading…
Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges

Ex-chief who called criminals 'mopes' convicted of 4 charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former small-town Ohio police chief who developed an outsize Facebook following for blunt, humorous commentary about the criminals he calls "mopes" found himself grouped with them Monday as he was convicted of four misdemeanors, including assault of a female officer w…

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Nearly 25 percent of Wichita schools considered single race

Nearly 25 percent of Wichita schools considered single race

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of the Wichita school district's 85 schools are considered single-race seven years after mandatory busing ended, meaning the schools' enrollments are 60 percent of more of one race, data shows.

January 25, 2016 10:09 am Related Loading…

County treasurer faces sexual harassment lawsuit

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Dona Ana County employee has filed a lawsuit against Treasurer David Gutierrez over allegations of sexual harassment.

January 25, 2016 12:24 amLoading…

GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents

ATLANTA (AP) — Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

January 22, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Senate panel backs rise in retirement age for state workers

Senate panel backs rise in retirement age for state workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The normal retirement age for many new public employees would increase two years to 67 under a proposal approved by a state Senate committee Thursday.

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Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

CHICAGO (AP) — Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, which faces a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a possible strike in a matter of months.

January 20, 2016 11:50 amLoading…

New Idaho bill would ban gay discrimination

BOISE, Idaho — A bill has been introduced in the Idaho Senate that seeks to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

January 20, 2016 2:03 amLoading…
Lincoln schools push for more grade school counselors

Lincoln schools push for more grade school counselors

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln school district is working to bring back grade school counselor positions at its schools to help students with their behavior and performance.

January 19, 2016 11:32 am Related Loading…

Documents reveal 'appalling' overtime at state hospital

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Employees at one of Kansas' state mental hospitals are racking up significant overtime hours, internal reports show.

January 18, 2016 2:33 pmLoading…

Obama proposes new unemployment insurance plan

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday proposed changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to the jobless and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut.

January 17, 2016 4:00 amLoading…

Obama proposes new unemployment insurance plan

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Saturday proposed changes to the U.S. unemployment insurance system that he says would offer more security to the jobless and encourage experienced workers to rejoin the workforce, even if it means taking a pay cut.

January 16, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…
Mining execs get bonuses despite layoffs

Mining execs get bonuses despite layoffs

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Stillwater Mining Co. has approved equity bonuses for top executives less than five months after laying off workers to cut costs.

January 16, 2016 11:58 am Related Loading…
More employers try to help workers pay student loans

More employers try to help workers pay student loans

NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are discovering that making it easier for workers to pay off their student loans helps to attract and keep a happy workforce.

January 13, 2016 6:00 pmLoading…

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