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Voters oppose closing schools based on standardized testing

Voters oppose closing schools based on standardized testing

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WASHINGTON — A new national survey of likely general election voters finds opposition to closing local schools based primarily on the results of standardized test scores. Additionally, voters believe that all public schools, whether charter

Individual income taxes are likely changing in 2017

Individual income taxes are likely changing in 2017

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TROY, Mich. — As 2017 rapidly approaches, Leon LaBrecque, CEO and managing partner of LJPR Financial Advisors, has important tips to end this specific year on a financial high note. With a brand new, unprecedented administration taking

Revenue cap would threaten public safety, job creation and roads

Revenue cap would threaten public safety, job creation and roads

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AUSTIN – The Texas Municipal League denounced a state Senate committee’s recommendation to restrict city budgets as “a direct assault on public safety, economic development and transportation that will produce no noticeable tax reduction

Give pets treats in moderation

Give pets treats in moderation

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Giving your pet treats can be a great way to help build a relationship with them. However, giving your pet unhealthy treats or too many treats can negatively impact their health. Dr. Christine Rutter,

Law enforcement raises awareness about intoxicated drivers

Law enforcement raises awareness about intoxicated drivers

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With holiday season approaching, law enforcement officials from the North Texas region gathered at the Ruth Jackson Center on Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, to reveal plans for cracking down on drunk drivers. “One of the

Year-end tax moves that could save you money

Year-end tax moves that could save you money

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By Nathaniel Sillin The end of the year is approaching and between visiting friends and family and celebrating the holidays, your taxes may be the last thing on your mind. However, putting off tax preparation

Film Review: Witches and wizards return with Fantastic Beasts

Film Review: Witches and wizards return with Fantastic Beasts

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Synopsis: The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Review: Harry Potter fanatics have longed for something new ever since

TxDOT urges drivers to ‘end the streak’ of daily deaths

TxDOT urges drivers to ‘end the streak’ of daily deaths

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AUSTIN – The Lone Star State marked a deadly milestone on Monday, Nov. 7, as at least one fatality has occurred each and every day on Texas roadways since Nov. 7, 2000. In an

The Salvation Army to begin collecting gifts for more than 50,000 children, special needs adults

The Salvation Army to begin collecting gifts for more than 50,000 children, special needs adults

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DALLAS – On Friday, Nov. 4, The Salvation Army will begin collecting nearly 300,000 donated Christmas gifts for more than 50,000 children and special needs adults in the DFW area. The gifts will be

Blood test may help identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Blood test may help identify fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine have identified a blood