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New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former … Continue reading New Democratic governors show shift on US charter schools

SALINAS, Calif. | People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

SALINAS, Calif. — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn’t take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master bedroom for … Continue reading SALINAS, Calif. | People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

WASHINGTON | 2018’s most volatile candidate (it’s Trump) isn’t on ballot

WASHINGTON  — Heading into the midterm elections, the most volatile candidate this isn’t on the ballot. But President Donald Trump still loves to take his freewheeling political stylings on the road on behalf of his fellow Republicans and he’s raring to go for the sprint to Nov. 6. His eagerness to campaign for candidates — … Continue reading WASHINGTON | 2018’s most volatile candidate (it’s Trump) isn’t on ballot

CANBERRA, Australia | The Latest: Australian ruling party names Morrison next PM

CANBERRA, Australia  — The Latest on Australian political leadership change (all times local): 1 p.m. Australia’s ruling party has chosen Treasurer Scott Morrison to become the next prime minister. Morrison will replace Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull, who is expected to resign. Friday’s ballot among Liberal Party lawmakers means Australia’s sixth change of prime minister in … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | The Latest: Australian ruling party names Morrison next PM

Rivera, Halladay set to headline 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

January 25, 2018(AP)(STL.News)-These crowded Hall of Fame ceremonies are becoming the norm, and 2019 might be more of the same. With newcomers Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay headlining the ballot — and Edgar Martinez up against a deadline — next year’s induction class could be another sizable one. That would certainly fit with the recent … Continue reading Rivera, Halladay set to headline 2019 Hall of Fame ballot