The guidelines, developed by 26 state governments, are the first broad national recommendations for science instruction since 1996. States are not required to adopt them, but 26 states have committed to seriously considering them.
Source: Des Moines Register | Des Moines, Iowa |
April 10, 2013
Des Moines’ new lower-cost micro apartments are part of a growing national trend that lets young professionals live in vibrant urban cores in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and New York, where rents can be exorbitant.
The administration has asked Congress to fund better record keeping for background checks and scientific research related to gun violence. For full coverage of the president's proposed budget, click here.
Gov. Christie has proposed a $1.6 million budget for New Jersey's three-year-old medical marijuana program -- more than twice the current spending plan -- in anticipation that more dispensaries will open this year.
The Miami Dolphins would receive about $7.5 million a year in hotel taxes to renovate Sun Life Stadium under a deal endorsed by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Now, the agreement faces a countywide referendum.
Michael Hancock advised the City Council to ban private pot clubs, create a two-year moratorium in which only existing medical-marijuana businesses could apply for licenses to sell recreational marijuana and establish "rigorous new standards to protect neighborhoods."