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ROANOKE COUNTY, Virginia. – The Backpack Run returns this year to support the Roanoke County Public Schools Education Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to provide support for students and teachers in Roanoke County through teacher grants, student scholarships, and support for school system programs. They rely heavily on fundraisers and donations from the …

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Allen County Public Library is considering making big changes to libraries on the southeast side of town. The Shawnee branch is being considered for closure as per their recent “master plan”. After months of site visits, staff and customer surveys, focus groups and community conversations, they released …

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is set to reopen after the program was suspended in October. The county will begin accepting applications from tenants and landlords on Tuesday. The program aims to help people who are struggling to pay rent and utilities due to the pandemic. Funding for the …

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – People around the world have woken up to news that Russia has launched an invasion of Ukraine after months of rising tensions in the region. These attacks have shaken many, with some wondering what Russian President Vladimir Putin might be planning next. Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis, professor of intelligence and security studies …

(NEW YORK) — The deaths of two aspiring young rappers last week have reignited the debate over drill music, a popular rap subgenre, and its connection to violence. Jayquan McKenley, an 18-year-old aspiring rapper from the Bronx known as CHII WVTTZ, was shot and killed Sunday morning as he left a recording studio in the …

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – The University of Alabama is renaming the Education Building to honor the school’s first-ever black female student, Autherine Lucy Foster. “The fact that they wanted to do this, she was honored,” said Autherine Lucy Foster’s daughter, Angela Foster Dickerson. “We are grateful to the University for continuing to honor him in …

SALINA, Kan. (KWCH) — An issue that has been the subject of national discussion emerged in Kansas on Tuesday night, with some parents asking the Salina School Board to remove a certain book from school libraries. The book in question is a novel titled “All Boys Aren’t Blue,” described as “a non-fiction ‘memoir manifesto’ for …

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – The city of Madison plans to build a library and parks center to help connect the homeless community with more resources in Reindahl Park. Current building plans don’t include a people facility, but Tana Elias, Madison Public Library’s digital sales and marketing manager, said the goal is to reimagine how they …

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan – Michigan officials invested $17 billion in education in the 2022 budget, but the need is far greater than that. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer hosts listening sessions with educators across the state to get more information on how to improve the situation. Read: Michigan Gov. Whitmer signs $17.1 billion school budget for …

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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) – Starting on New Years Day, Duluth Public Library is launching a new video and music streaming service. The service will use an application called Hoopla. Hoopla will allow library users to stream videos, music, e-books, audiobooks and more without setting foot in the library. The service is free, but only for …

POLK COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) – The Polk County Public Library recently presented a strategic plan for 2022-2027 that outlines the gaps, solutions and issues leaders want to address over the next several years. Colleen Knight, director of the Polk County Public Library, said they were making big plans. “A library is extremely vital to the …

TROY, Mich. – The Troy School Board is about to decide whether to remove a graphics brief from the library at Troy Athens High School or leave the book. One parent complained about Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” and said he considered an image inside the graphic novel to be pornographic. The Graphic …

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami / NSF) – The National Board of Education on Wednesday approved a new rule to shape civic education in public schools. The rule, which focuses in part on teaching students the characteristics that make a citizen “right and desirable,” is the culmination of legislation passed by state lawmakers earlier this year. READ MORE: …

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (WSFA) – Critical race theory was raised again at the Alabama State Board of Education meeting on Thursday. The board voted in August to pass a resolution, but Thursday’s vote took the ban on the topic a step further, passing it into the administrative code. After the board vote, Faya Rose with the …

EVANSVILLE, Indiana (WFIE) – The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival wrapped up its second night of events on Tuesday with the second night of the Amateur Hour and Queen Contest. At the intersection of Twelfth and Franklin, things look a little different than they normally are. The stage was set and the crowds were …

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – Parents are looking at a new law that will impact Louisiana special education students. In June, Governor Edwards signed a bill requiring cameras in special education classes across the state if a parent requests them. Corhonda Corley, a parent from East Baton Rouge, says the law is personal. “At first …

Idaho Fish and Game hosts controlled pheasant hunt for Hunters Education graduates

NIAGARA SPRINGS, Idaho (KMVT / KSVT) – Idaho Fish and Game hosted an annual hunter education program for families wishing to pass the hunting tradition on to the next generation. The final lesson was taught on Saturday, as selected students gathered in the Niagara Springs Wildlife Management Area for a controlled pheasant hunt. “We spend …

River Raisin Great Lakes History and STEM Education Center receives $ 2 million in state funding

MONROE, Mich. (WTVG) – Inside the old Monroe multisport complex, you’ll soon be able to walk through history. “It will be a huge catalyst in bringing people in and they will be able to learn more about the history and science of the area,” said Scott Bentley, Superintendent of River Raisin Battlefield National Park. Bentley …

With fun and fanfare, DC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library celebrated its COVID-delayed grand reopening after a $ 211 million renovation. On Saturday, with much fun and fanfare, DC’s Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library celebrated its COVID-delayed grand reopening after a $ 211 million renovation. Parents and young DC students came for the …

The Library of Congress has promoted a veteran research institution to chief information officer, giving her the responsibility of pursuing a massive IT turnaround and supporting its strategy to digitize its assets. Judith Conklin, formerly Deputy Library CIO, took over last week from Bernard Barton, who retired after six years as CIO. Ms. Conklin will …

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida. – Hispanic Heritage Month is underway and the Orange County Library System is hosting events to celebrate Latinx cultures. “It took me a good chunk of adulthood to find my way through the pages of books and I’m so glad that there are now children’s books and picture books. Even adult books …

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – The Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers free rapid at-home COVID test kits. In fact, the kits are so popular that they are sold out and expect more. Kelsey Rader is the spokesperson for the library and says, “As of March we have distributed about 17,000. And this week we should …

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (WBTV) – Charlotte Pride has announced that she is postponing all of her events in August and September until October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All events held indoors and in other confined spaces will require attendees and attendees to provide proof of full COVID vaccination. In addition, all indoor events will …

TRAVER, Calif. (KFSN) – A group of students from Traver Middle School are starting a new chapter in their community. Traver’s first community library opened to the public on Saturday. “Coming in here I can say that I helped put this in place,” said college student Alize Gutierrez.Gutierrez says she still can’t believe it’s been …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Springfield-Greene County Libraries are lifting the hours of the pandemic era starting Sunday. This gives visitors more hours and later in some branches and eight hours of service in three branches on Sundays. The library has had limited opening hours at all branches since May 2020 due to the pandemic. The …

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Capital Region District Libraries (CADL) will now join a growing list of libraries across the state that have waived late fees. The change means that daily fines will no longer be charged for overdue items. “As overdue fines create a financial barrier for many people in our communities, their elimination will …

GARDEN CITY, SC (WMBF) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is expanding its saltwater program by offering a helping hand, one rod at a time. The program, known as Pier Outreach, aims to learn about marine wildlife and provide for those who have never fished before their first experience. Dave Parr, a volunteer …

MACOMB, Mich. – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signs a bill Wednesday morning that significantly increases funding for K-12 schools. Watch live at 10:15 am in the video player above. The governor’s office says Whitmer signs the bill in Macomb and will be joined by Macomb County Principal Mark Hackel and representatives from Chippewa Valley schools. …

BURLINGTON, Mass .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Veracode, the world’s largest provider of application security testing (AST) solutions, today launched new research that reveals that almost 80% of the time, third-party libraries are never updated by developers after they have been included in a code base – despite the fact that more than two-thirds of the fixes …

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Library said it has partnered with the Lowcountry Food Bank and the Charleston County School District to provide free meals and snacks at select mobile library branches and stops. The program offers free lunches or snacks to children 18 and under during the traditional summer vacation period. Officials …

FLINT, Michigan (WJRT) – (11/06/2021) – Mid-Michigan is warming up for some fun tonight. We’re set for a stark contrast to last year, when COVID-19 put an end to some of the region’s most beloved traditions. “It was a ghost town downtown. The city center had no cars; nobody works downtown; hardly anyone is walking. …

SAN ANTONIO – The city of San Antonio will open five area libraries on Sunday as cooling centers as hundreds of residents remain without power. The following libraries will be open as cooling centers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday: Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson Guerra Library, 7978 W Military Dr. Mission Library, …

EMANUEL COUNTY, Georgia (WRDW / WAGT) – There is a new program in Emanuel County that allows inmates to get an education while serving their sentence. Right after Jeffrey Brewer took office as sheriff in January, a high school student was arrested. As part of his sentence, he was sent to Washington County to get …

Montgomery Co. public library system announces reopening plans

Libraries will reopen without capacity limits, without social distancing requirements and without an appointment. The list of places to reopen in Montgomery County, Maryland, continues to grow and now includes public libraries. According to the county library system’s reopening schedule, 13 of its branches will open in stages in June as part of its Phase …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Special disposal opportunities offered through the city’s Clean Green Springfield initiative will take place this weekend with a tire recycling event that will include a second opportunity to recycle mattresses free of charge. Low-cost or free recycling of electronic items continues through the end of May, alongside a variety of volunteer …

APPLETON, Wisconsin (WBAY) – The town of Appleton announced plans to modernize its public library in September. Now, the city wants community members to provide input as the design unfolds. “Day by day we struggle more and more to meet the needs and expectations of the community, so this is a really exciting time,” said …

HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) – As of May 10, the Portage Lake District Library and Hancock School Public Library will no longer keep returned library materials in quarantine. This means that the items will be processed upon return and put back into circulation. The library is still unable to accept book donations at this time. The …

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) – Face masks are no longer required outdoors for most gatherings in Michigan due to a change in the state mask mandate announced Tuesday night. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services changed the mask’s mandate to remove the requirement to cover the face at outdoor gatherings with fewer than 100 …

According to Game Rant, Toys for Bob is the latest Activision studio to be drafted in the “Call of Duty” franchise. Following other talented developers such as VIcarious visions, Raven Software, Neversoft, High Moon Studios and countless others, every Activision-based studio has been assimilated into the “Call of Duty” Borg. Whether you love or hate …

April 28, 2021 12:05 P.M. Jourdan Vian Posted: April 28, 2021 12:05 P.M. EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WKBT) – The Eau Claire Library kicked off the next phase of its $ 18.5 million expansion project on Wednesday and construction will begin in the coming days. The LE Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire and its …

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted on Wednesday to advance a plan to merge six of its 14 universities into two new institutions, as the system grapples with declining registrations and stagnation of state aid. The almost unanimous vote of the board of governors after a …

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW / WAGT) – Hours of operation will soon be extended for branches of the Augusta-Richmond County public library system. From Saturday, the new hours will be: Headquarters library: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. close on Sunday …

WACO, Texas (KWTX) – Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation Thursday morning in recognition of Sexual Assault Survivor Day in Texas. House Bill 2298, drafted by Representative Tan Parker in the 86th Legislative Session, established January 1. 28 as Sexual Assault Survivors Day in Texas. This proclamation, to recognize Sexual Assault Survivors Day in Texas, …

PHILADELPHIA – A Pennsylvania branch of Planned Parenthood said a tweet stating the need for a Disney princess who had an abortion was inappropriate, and the organization pulled it down. The tweet read: “We need a Disney Princess who has aborted. We need a Disney Princess who is pro-choice. We need a Disney Princess who …

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – A dentist in Lubbock has been charged with crimes of child pornography, Acting US District Attorney for the North Texas District Prerak Shah has announced. Jason Paul White, 41, was indicted on Wednesday by criminal complaint for receiving and distributing child pornography. He was arrested Thursday at his company in Lubbock …

HOUSTON – Whether we like it or not, many parents are preparing to homeschool. You may feel overwhelmed, but KPRC 2 is here to help. There are a few “must have” tech items you can start researching right now. A Houston family has shared tips on how to prepare for virtual learning. Help from a …

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – West Virginia lawmakers questioned Frontier Communications executives in a hearing Wednesday afternoon about how the company is working to improve its service in the state. Frontier is the state’s largest internet service provider, but has seen years of complaints that led to this hearing. Members of the House Technology and Infrastructure …

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