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The Royal Buzz

Victoria is eagerly awaiting the arrival of their Royal Highness’s, William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge – fondly known as Kate and William. 243 more words

Former Manitoba cabinet minister not running for NDP leader

WINNIPEG – A former Manitoba cabinet minister has decided not to run for the leadership of the provincial New Democrats.

Kevin Chief says he is focusing on spending time with his young family — he has three boys under six — and on serving his constituents in the Point Douglas area of Winnipeg. 208 more words


Understanding Michigan's third-grade reading, retention bill

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – An early literacy bill is expected to clear the Michigan Legislature on Wednesday, requiring third-graders be held back if they lag in reading, though there are a number of exemptions to let kids still advance for “good cause.” 468 more words


Bill to ban local regulation of plastic bags set to advance

LANSING, Mich. – Efforts to rid Michigan communities of plastic shopping bags would be banned under a bill set to advance in the Republican-led Legislature. 103 more words


Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the overall vitality of the region. 314 more words

Public Affairs

Florida in 2070: Development will dominate, report warns

South Florida’s growth is forecast to span area south of Lake Okeechobee.

Florida in 2070 will be a state brimming with almost 34 million residents — 70 percent more than currently — but with many of the same growth problems, a… 252 more words