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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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Archive: February 10, 2011

SEATTLE - One way to save a few bucks this year is to have income taxes prepared at no cost by volunteers at Tax Aide offices across the state. They're expecting a busy season. In Washington, they filed more than 50,000 income tax forms last year. Tax Aide volunteers receive in-depth training and ...Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The state Legislature will soon debate bills that would force major changes in the way teachers are represented in negotiations with school boards, and in how their membership dues are collected. The measures would also prohibit collective bargaining by teachers. Jerry Winters, d ...Read More

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluegrass State and Hoosier State are among the most mercury-polluted states in the nation, according to a recent report. Environment America ranks Kentucky fifth and Indiana sixth in emitting the most toxic mercury pollution. The report's analysis shows coal-fired power plant ...Read More

DENVER - A victory for Coloradans. That's how a coalition of hunters and environmentalists describe the latest development in a lawsuit challenging Colorado's standards for oil and gas production. On Tuesday, a state judge dismissed the lawsuit - at the request of the Colorado Oil and Gas Associatio ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - An extension of some provisions of the controversial anti-terror measure known as the Patriot Act comes up for another vote as early as today, and critics of the act are urging New York's congressional delegation to vote "no." Opponents say the act, passed in the wake of the Sept. 11 ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday laid out what he calls a five-point plan for the prosperity of Minnesota. His plan, announced in his first "State of the State" address, includes investment in jobs, education, transportation, health and improved government. Jim Monroe, executive dire ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Lawmakers pressing for new regulations of Marcellus natural gas drilling say they are hopeful the Legislature will take action. Delegate Tim Manchin, D-Marion County, says a key issue is "pooling," the method the industry uses to deal with the way gas moves under property lines. ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - State lawmakers today are taking the first steps to form the basis for Iowa's Health Insurance Exchange. One of the key provisions of the federal Health Care Reform Act was for states to set up Health Insurance Exchanges, with each state determining what they should look like and ...Read More

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