Politics

Oklahoma nonprofit offers at-risk youth shelter, counseling

A projected 9,516 children in the Oklahoma City and Putnam City public school districts were homeless during the 2016-17 school year, according to school district estimates. That includes those living on the streets and the “couch homeless,” who have no stable home. For many of these youths who should be worrying about prom and math exams, it‘s a struggle to […]

Tucson school district‘s desegregation funding threatened

Tucson‘s largest school district might miss out on $16 million in desegregation funding. The Arizona Daily Star reports that the funding was to come from what one Pima County official called an “illegal tax” on homeowners in the Tucson Unified School District. District Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo said Pima County might refuse to collect that property tax, which would be debilitating […]

Alaska Healy Lake tribal leader killed; suspect in custody

Authorities say an Alaska tribal leader has been killed and a suspect has been charged. The Daily News-Miner reports that 43-year-old Melissa Erickson, president of the Healy Lake Traditional Council, was found dead Friday night outside of the suspect‘s home with an ax near her. Witnesses say Erickson and 35-year-old Sidney Randolph Huntington left a party together that night. Troopers […]

New Mexico lawmakers mull outsiders‘ access to Roundhouse

New Mexico legislators are considering a review of policy when it comes to outside groups using the statehouse chambers. Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf, of Santa Fe, told the Albuquerque Journal he is questioning whether other groups should be permitted to occupy the Roundhouse. Egolf says other lawmakers are concerned that hate groups could request use of legislative space. New […]

George Osborne takes on yet another new job

The former chancellor will chair a partners council overseeing Exor, the listed holding company of the Agnellis. Companies owned by the £10.5bn family investment business include Fiat and Ferrari – and even Juventus football club. John Elkann, head of the Italian family and chief executive of Exor, said the council will “explore new ways to collaborate with friends and partners”. […]

Tax rises to fund NHS get Jeremy Hunt‘s support

He piled pressure on the Treasury to up public contributions to help the health service cope with an ageing population. Prime Minister Theresa May also understood the need for a “multi-year settlement” of finances, he added. Image: Mr Hunt said Theresa May backed a 'multi-year settlement' Mr Hunt was speaking at the launch of a report warning that to maintain […]

Russia must ‘answer for its actions‘ over MH17

The foreign secretary said that a Russian army missile blew the plane out of the sky showed that “the Kremlin believes it can act with impunity”. NATO has called on Russia to “accept responsibility” and “establish accountability” for the attack that killed all 298 people on board – including 10 Britons. The plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur […]