Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Alabama state senator Trip Pittman had always sort of questioned whether nursery schools were worth the investment. Pittman, a conservative Republican, figured the kinds of things you’re supposed to learn before kindergarten—washing your hands, tying your shoes, minding your manners—might best be taught by parents and grandparents at home. Conservatives often argue that kids who attend preschool fare no better than those who don’t. So in 2013, when a proposal came before the Legislature to expand a state preschool program for four-year-olds, Pittman was on the fence. The folks from the Alabama School Readiness Alliance, a group backing the proposal, were persistent, though. They were sure they could win the senator over if only he would come see the program in action, and so one day he did. Pittman visited a preschool in Prichard, a small, long-struggling city near Mobile, and came away … [Read more...] about This Deep-Red State Decided to Make a Serious Investment in Preschools. It’s Paying Off Big-Time.
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At 26, Dara Leinfelder had a toddler and two babies in diapers. After she and her then-boyfriend agreed they were done having children, the Bolingbrook mother considered options for permanent birth control.At her gynecologist’s office in October 2015, Leinfelder for the first time heard about Essure, a medical device designed to permanently prevent pregnancy. A small, coil-shaped insert, which contains no hormones, could quickly be placed into each of her fallopian tubes, and she could be back on her feet the same day, Leinfelder recalled.But immediately after the Essure inserts were placed, Leinfelder felt intense cramping and bloating in her abdomen. She woke up the next morning with painful blisters covering her legs, hips and feet, she said. Leinfelder, who had to have a hysterectomy at 27 to end the side effects caused by an allergic reaction to the nickel used in the inserts, eventually would become one of more than 35,000 women across the U.S. urging the Food and Drug … [Read more...] about ‘We want to make our voices heard:’ Women battle FDA over contraceptive device they say made them sick
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest ASU graduates take on the world after changing their own to get a degree Every year, thousands of people crowd into an oversized sports stadium for the parade of caps and gowns. Only the graduates and their stories change. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Arizona State University graduation, May 2017 Caps sport messages before Arizona State University's graduation commencement on May 8, 2017, at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. Patrick Breen/The Republic Arizona State University graduation, May 2017 Graduates pose for … [Read more...] about ASU graduates take on the world after changing their own to get a degree
Highlights Support from Third-Party Equity Analysts Reiterates Commitment to Delivering Significant Value to Shareholders Urges Shareholders to Vote “FOR” All of Whitestone’s Trustees on the WHITE Proxy Card TODAY /EIN News/ -- HOUSTON, May 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whitestone REIT (NYSE:WSR) (“Whitestone” or the “Company”) announced today that it is mailing a letter to shareholders in connection with Whitestone’s upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 17, 2018. The definitive proxy statement and other important information related to the annual meeting can be found on Whitestone’s website at www.whitestonereit.com. As noted in the letter to shareholders, Maxim Group and JMP Research, equity analysts who follow Whitestone closely, have recently stated favorable views regarding the re-election of Whitestone’s incumbent nominees. Whitestone’s Board of Trustees unanimously recommends that … [Read more...] about Whitestone REIT Mails Letter to Shareholders
Bills would kick Missourians off their health care coverage Improve access to health care? Forget about it. The GOP-dominated Missouri House and Senate want to worsen the current state of care. Missouri lawmakers are proposing bills that would lead to Missourians losing their health care.SB 562 would seek a waiver to convert Missouri’s Medicaid program to a “block grant” program. Doing so would lead to immediate and worsening cuts to federal funding for Missouri’s Medicaid program. These cuts would inevitably lead to cuts to care for the Missourians who rely on Medicaid, most of whom are children, people with disabilities and seniors.In addition, SB 948 and HB 1856 seek to impose “work requirements” of at least 80 hours per month on Missourians who use Medicaid. People with disabilities, serious illnesses and substance-use disorders may be disproportionately likely to lose benefits. Fluctuating hours, causing one to fall below the threshold, are … [Read more...] about The 10 most-read letters to the editor from last week