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Editorial: What happens to Options’s students when the school shuts down?

THE STUDENTS who ended up at the Options Public Charter School are the ones no other school wanted. That probably explains why the shortcomings of the school, the city’s oldest public charter, were so long overlooked. It underscores the dilemma D.C. school officials face in...

Editorial: Texas leads the way in needed criminal justice reforms

TEXAS GOV. RICK Perry (R) said last week that he favors decriminalizing marijuana in his state, which used to define law-and-order politics. In fact, Texas hasn’t been living up to its lock-‘em-up reputation for a while now; it is one of many states that has been...

Officer shoots teen at Hawaii school after scuffle

Students are moved to an on-campus stadium at Roosevelt High School after a school shooting, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A 17-year-old student was shot by police in a counselor’s office after he pulled a knife and cut one of the officers. The student was taken to a...

Schools close Wednesday due to arctic air

Fostoria, St. Wendelin, Bettsville, Lakota and Elmwood have closed for Wednesday.

United Way campaign exceeds goal, raises $3.1 million

The bar has been set another notch higher for future United Way of Hancock County campaigns, with this year’s effort breaking another record, finishing at $3,020,497. An additional $95,000 was raised for United Way’s Halt Hunger initiative, bringing the total amount raised during...

Obama vows to act ‘wherever and whenever’ he can

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring that upward economic mobility has stalled for millions of Americans, President Barack Obama is challenging a deeply divided Congress to restore the nation’s belief in “opportunity for all” – while...

Football moves Emmy Awards to Monday this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This year’s Emmy Awards ceremony will air on a weeknight instead of its traditional Sunday slot. NBC and the TV academy say the ceremony honoring prime-time TV’s best is set for Monday, Aug. 25. A host has not yet been announced. The network...

Officer shoots boy, 17, in wrist at Hawaii school

Students leave Roosevelt High School after a school shooting on campus, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Honolulu. A 17-year-old student was shot by police in a counselor’s office after he pulled a knife and cut one of the officers. The student was taken to a local hospital....

Super Bowl circus takes center stage

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Internet star Lil Terrio danced with cheerleaders, an Austrian man dressed as Mozart, another guy wore a Waldo costume and Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy was in the house. Welcome to Media Day, the annual Super Bowl circus. It seems...

Richard Sherman is downright charming on media day

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Richard Sherman couldn’t wait to start talking Tuesday. No surprise there. Even before his allotted hour began at Super Bowl media day, Seattle’s polarizing cornerback started answering questions from a podium set up...