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Texas Law Prohibiting Critical Race Theory in Public Schools Goes Into Effect
In The States
Texas Law Prohibiting Critical Race Theory in Public Schools Goes Into Effect
December 3, 2021
by Reece Nations

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas law restricting the teaching of critical race theory principles in public schools went into effect on Thursday after being enacted by Gov. Greg Abbott in June. The new law compels public school teachers to not discuss issues of controversy that encompass... Read More

EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way
Environment
EPA Head Tours Embattled Communities, Says Help On the Way

RESERVE, La. (AP) — Michael Coleman's house is the last one standing on his tiny street, squeezed between a sprawling oil refinery whose sounds and smells keep him up at night and a massive grain elevator that covers his pickup in dust and, he says, exacerbates... Read More

Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
In The States
Gov. Hochul Aims to Hold Office Amid Primary Challengers
December 2, 2021
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul took over for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, and her performance so far has strengthened her case for reelection with the state’s voters. Polling data suggests New Yorkers are generally supportive of her early work as governor,... Read More

Stacey Abrams Announces Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign
Political News
Stacey Abrams Announces Georgia Gubernatorial Campaign
December 2, 2021
by Reece Nations

ATLANTA — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams announced on Wednesday she will again run for governor in 2022. Abrams previously sought to become Georgia’s first Black female governor in 2018 when she lost to current Gov. Brian Kemp. That election came down to the wire but Abrams... Read More

Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan
Michigan
Student Kills 3, Wounds 8 at Oxford High School in Michigan

OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three students, including a 16-year-old boy who died in a deputy’s patrol car on the way to a hospital, authorities said. Eight other people were wounded, some critically, including a... Read More

Councilman Andre Dickens Wins Atlanta Mayoral Race
Elections
Councilman Andre Dickens Wins Atlanta Mayoral Race
December 1, 2021
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA — City Council member Andre Dickens prevailed in a runoff election Tuesday and will be Altanta’s next mayor. Dickens came in second to the city council's current president, Felicia Moore, in a primary election in November that included 12 other candidates in a nonpartisan contest.... Read More

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