At 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, several thousand teachers and their supporters will march two blocks from the S.C. Department of Education to the Statehouse for a day of protests, speeches and picketing.In a state without teacher unions or a recent history of mass teacher protests, parents and teachers are bound to have some questions about what's going on. Here are a few answers:Will my school close for the day?Most schools are staying open despite the protest. As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, seven districts had announced they will cancel classes due to a lack of substitute teachers.They are Chester County School District, Colleton County School District, Dorchester County School District 2, Lexington-Richland School District 5, Richland County School District 1, Richland County School District 2 and Sumter County School District. Palmetto Scholars Academy, a public charter school in North Charleston, will also close.The closing schools serve a combined 123,000 students.In the Charleston … [Read more...] about Got questions about South Carolina teachers’ May 1 protest? We’ve got answers.
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El Nino Warming Signal Showing Up On The Maps That may be more prayer than prediction, but my meteorological spidey sense is telling me January will wind up milder and drier close to home. Exhibit A: I see roughly 9 days in a row with daytime highs ranging from 35-40F in the metro; some 10-15F warmer than average. Considering the next 2 weeks are, historically, the coldest of the year in Minnesota, 40F (above zero) is a big deal. With a predominately west to east flow aloft moisture from the Gulf of Mexico won't fuel any big storms close to home anytime soon. A word to the wise: if you like snow get out this weekend and roll around in it sooner vs. later. Just saying. 240-Hour Snowfall Outlook. The map above is predicted ECMWF (European) snowfall amounts between now and next Friday morning, January 11. A couple inches near the Canadian border, otherwise it's looking like a short-term snowfall drought out there. Map: WeatherBell. 2018 Total Precipitation. Over 40" of precipitation … [Read more...] about Hints of El Nino: Extended 8-9 Day January Thaw Coming
Jason Williams Cincinnati Enquirer Published 9:28 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Jeff Pastor has Cincinnati political watchers on edge after the councilman showed this week he is willing to break ranks and render Mayor John Cranley powerless. The Republican on Wednesday teamed up with Council's liberal "Gang of 5" to override Cranley's veto on the budget surplus spending. Ever since, questions have been swirling around town about whether Pastor will quit the GOP and join Council's anti-Cranley progressive coalition. "There's no damn way," Pastor told Politics Extra on Friday. "Sometimes, you’ve got to step out on your own. I love the mayor. I’m not going against him. You’d be a fool to go against the mayor." LOVE POLITICS? Subscribe today to get access to all of our coverage The decision to break from Cranley's bipartisan coalition was the latest twist in Pastor's roller-coaster rookie year, marred by a lingering campaign finance issue that he promises is … [Read more...] about Cincinnati politics: Is Jeff Pastor joining progressives? He says no
Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority President Rossi Ralenkotter gives his retirement speech during a board meeting at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter is taking steps to collect a retirement settlement that could cost taxpayers tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, even as Las Vegas police conduct a criminal investigation into the tourism agency’s spending practices. Ralenkotter is the third-highest-paid public official in the state, with a salary and benefits package valued at $863,000 annually. He does not have an employment contract, and the LVCVA has no legal obligation to pay Ralenkotter a retirement settlement. Based on his tenure, Ralenkotter will begin collecting a state pension of about $400,000 a year upon retirement. He has hired an attorney to negotiate a retirement payment with the authority’s … [Read more...] about LVCVA boss pursues retirement payout amid criminal investigation
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