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Bill seeks to do away with Common Core standards

Bill seeks to do away with Common Core standards

February 25th, 2014 3:24 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The standards are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed for college and the workforce.

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New index confirms it: This winter is miserable

New index confirms it: This winter is miserable

February 25th, 2014 3:07 pm by JEFF KAROUB and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

A new winter misery index confirms what many Americans in the Midwest and East know in their all-too-chilled bones: This has been one of the harshest winters of our lifetimes.

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Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

Four killed in Glade Spring domestic shooting

February 25th, 2014 2:48 pm by Nick Shepherd

Four people are dead and one is hospitalized in fair condition as the result of a domestic shooting in Washington County, Va., Tuesday.

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Drunk 'friends' fight in street, can't remember why

Drunk 'friends' fight in street, can't remember why

February 25th, 2014 2:29 pm by Rain Smith

At 1:17 a.m. an officer observed two men "fighting on the ramp" leading from Stone Drive to Lynn Garden.

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News Regional & National
Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

Obama tells Pentagon to plan for Afghan pullout

February 25th, 2014 1:39 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the U.S.

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Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

Two firearms discovered at TCRA checkpoint

February 25th, 2014 10:05 am by Hank Hayes

While firearms may be transported in checked baggage, provided they are declared to the airline in a proper carrying case and unloaded, TSA noted they are prohibited in carry-on bags.

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Community Blogs
Flea Market Flip: Reviving a 1950s Glass Storage Jar

Flea Market Flip: Reviving a 1950s Glass Storage Jar

February 25th, 2014 9:51 am by Melissa Baskette

Here is my latest flea market flip. A neighbor, cleaning out his basement, found this dirty old 1950s storage jar complete with the original lid. Knowing I love old treasures, he gave this jar to me and I was delighted with it.

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Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

Rules to limit marketing unhealthy food in schools

February 25th, 2014 9:33 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Moving beyond the lunch line, new rules would limit marketing of unhealthy foods in schools, phasing out the advertising of sugary drinks and junk foods around campuses during the school day.

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Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

Cameras in classrooms draws concerns from teachers, parents

February 25th, 2014 9:24 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

A new video teacher evaluation process in Washington County Schools has been temporarily suspended while the state reviews the practice, but teachers and parents are asking why they weren't notified of the program in the first place.

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Voting rights for felons on the table in Kentucky, other states

Voting rights for felons on the table in Kentucky, other states

February 25th, 2014 9:18 am by By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org (MCT)

Kentucky could be heading for a historic change this year as it moves closer to abolishing its law banning felons from voting, thanks to a bipartisan effort in the state Capitol and a big assist from Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.

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