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Alaska will begin operating the new routes between 31 August and 14 December, and will operate all at least once daily, the carrier says on 9 March. If you're going to San Francisco, you can now flight direct from New Orleans . On all of those routes except San Francisco-Philadelphia, United now has no competition, according to the website Flight Connections. The Indianapolis announcement was part of a larger service announcement that Alaska Airlines made Thursday.
  • As Governor, Mike Pence Used an AOL Email Account

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    Though Pence defended the use of a private AOL email address while serving as Governor of IN, the website he used for his campaign has listed a range of contact options over the course of his time as Governor, including email addresses at that website's eponymous domain, and a directive to simply visit the official state government site.
  • Kansas leaders say work started on schools law

    Kansas leaders say work started on schools law

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    There are 15,000 or almost one half of all African-American students, along with 33,000, or more than one-third of all Hispanic students who are not proficient in reading and math. "They're staring down the barrel of the gun". In Kansas City, Kan., where more than 80 percent of the student population receives free and reduced-price lunches, school administrators say more funding would allow the district to decrease class sizes, boost compensation packages that could attract better teachers ...
  • School Spending: Charters vs. Non-Charters

    School Spending: Charters vs. Non-Charters

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    John Carney says negotiations broke through on a key issue. Acting Education Commissioner Kimberley Harrington wrote to the school Tuesday announcing the renewal. The bill would require local school districts to share mill levy override funding approved by voters with charters in their district on an equal per-pupil basis.
  • Lawmakers Hunt The Capitol For An Obamacare Bill Moved Between Secret Locations

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    Except, as it turned out, the bill wasn't there. Paul says the only information he has on what's in the replacement he's received from Politico . Energy and Commerce Committee Democrat Paul Tonko of NY said he had walked into the room minutes earlier, and staffers there said, "Sir?" Alexander, a senior leadership ally, has been part of a group working on the replacement health care bill.
  • Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal gets new African name

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    Although Dolezal is not black in any traditional sense of the term, you definitely can not fault her for putting in the effort. She said she hasn't been able to find work since then , despite applying for more than 100 jobs. "The mother-of-two said: "'I'm sure it's hard to make sense of for people from the outside, but for me it's been like a consistent, organic process of coming into who I am.
  • Trump signs executive order to roll back clean water rule

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    February 28, 2017. Covering 60 percent of US waterways, it included smaller creeks, wetlands and other water bodies for protection under the Clean Water Act - but was met with resistance from property owners, farmers and others. Environmentalists and left-leaning rural advocacy groups like the Lyons-based Center For Rural Affairs praised the rule, saying it would lead to cleaner waterways and protect drinking water.
  • FCC Chairman: Agency Has No Plans to Review Time Warner-AT&T Merger

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    Thanks to the Federal Communications Commission's new leadership, however, that deadline will now be extended indefinitely, and we have no idea if or when those rules will be enacted. "Instead of giving ISPs a free ride, the FCC and leaders in Congress should be focused on how to preserve the right of consumers to control how their personal information is used".
  • Supreme Court Reviewing Facebook Ban For North Carolina Sex Offenders

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    Kagan also noted that the law does not prohibit the use of what she perceives as the most unsafe websites, including those that have only chat rooms or photo-sharing. Conservative Justice Samuel Alito, a staunch law-and-order supporter, sounded most likely to support the state's law. States are trying "to come up with a practical solution to the practical problem of sex offenders being on social media and harvesting information about our children and then soliciting them online", he said.
  • Man dead, woman rescued as auto plunges into Saugatuck River

    Man dead, woman rescued as auto plunges into Saugatuck River

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    Patrons at the Whelk Restaurant on Riverside Avenue told police they heard calls for help from a woman in the river just before 8 p.m. The woman rescued from the crash is recovering at Norwalk Hospital, News 12 is told. One person is dead and a second was taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed into the Saugatuck River in Westport Saturday. The status of her condition was not immediately known.
  • Dozens rally to support the Affordable Care Act

    Dozens rally to support the Affordable Care Act

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    Hospitals agreed to give up that system with the advent of the ACA, and most of the cost savings of the act have derived from the cheaper and more-effective care of those hither-to-uninsured people as outpatients. The overall uncertainty of the ACA's future, not a systemic failure of the ACA, led to the decrease in enrollment. "I understand how important care is, making sure you get early care, making sure you have insurance to get care", Garmus said.
  • Republicans Work on Plan to Replace Obamacare

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    Even governors from those states that decided not to participate in Medicaid expansion are anxious about replacement legislation and how it might impact traditional Medicaid services. The Republican leadership has backed a plan to repeal many parts of Obamacare while replacing others, such as income-based subsidies to help Americans afford insurance.
  • 8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after auto crash

    8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after auto crash

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    The speeding Pontiac collided into a Honda Accord carrying a mother and her 8-year-old child, who were traveling through the intersection of the Sam Houston Parkway feeder and Fuqua Street, according to authorities. Thomas said the third auto came up after the initial crash. "When I looked over, she pulled a gun out the window and she started shooting", Thomas said.
  • Trump Orders Agencies To Reduce Regulations

    Trump Orders Agencies To Reduce Regulations

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    U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by business leaders signs executive order establishing regulatory reform officers and task forces in United States agencies in the Oval Office of the White House on February 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. This order builds upon a January 30 executive order, in which he mandated federal agencies to identify two regulations to eliminate for every new one created .
  • Another record high temperature set for Syracuse

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    On Feb. 26, 2000, the thermometer also crested to 71 degrees. "That surpasses the 70 degrees reached on February 24, 1985" in Boston, member station WBUR reports. The previous record of 60 degrees was set in 1984. Saturday will still remain on the mild side ahead of a cold front that slides in for the second half of the weekend.