The Tennessee Valley Authority sharply accelerated a shift away from coal as an energy source on Thursday, saying it would shut down eight electricity-generating units that together will burn nearly a fifth of its coal this year.
When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction.
Source: the Detroit Free Press |
November 14, 2013
Detroit City Council members and Mayor Dave Bing were stunned to learn Wednesday that the state is putting a $5-million cap on what it will pay to help restructure city government, even as contracts for law firms and consultants exceed $62 million.
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