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Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: November 21, 2011

PHOENIX - Ever since the Great Recession started four years ago, donations to Arizona's food banks have kept pace with the rising need for emergency food - until now. Terry Shannon, president of the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, has seen a disturbing downward trend in food and financial contributi ...Read More

SEATTLE - Just as most Washington families are finishing off the Thanksgiving leftovers, state lawmakers will be headed into a special session to trim as much as $2 billion from the state budget. The special session starts a week from today. Most of the budget gap, says Marilyn Watkins, policy dir ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - Hundreds of Oregon home-care workers are gathering across the state today to rally against lost wages and the potential loss of their health-care coverage. The hours of home-care workers will be reduced by 5 percent as of Jan. 1, which is expected to save the state more than $4 mil ...Read More

AUSTIN, Texas - As many as 1.5 million U-S jobs - 68,000 in Texas - could be created in the next two decades by boosting the nation's recycling efforts, according to a new report from a coalition of environmental and labor groups. One of the obstacles to a "greener" economy is that waste companies ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As the holiday season begins, financial planners say now is a good time for working families to think about some household budget basics. People can save themselves a lot of stress by sticking to good rules about spending, says Kelli Hinkle, director of the West Virginia Allianc ...Read More

DETROIT - Tuesday marks the ninth annual Michigan Adoption Day. It is a chance to recognize those who have created new families by opening their hearts and homes, and to draw attention to the many more children still in need. Nicole Vaughn, Detroit, started out as a foster parent. Through the supp ...Read More

LAS VEGAS - For the second time, Nevada's governor and state lawmakers are getting a report card today for their record this past session on bills concerning racial equity. Michael Ginsburg, southern Nevada director for the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, says the Legislature's two house ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A $7,000 grant from AT&T will help spread Thanksgiving baskets to more families this week. The money will be used by Feeding South Dakota (FSD) to provide food baskets for needy families. Matt Gassen, executive director of FSD, says they will assemble and deliver the baskets to ...Read More

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