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Meet the woman charged with protecting the city's children 21.9.2016 News
When Cynthia Figueroa was named the commissioner of the Department of Human Services in July, she received more condolences than congratulations.
Michigan Leads Nation in Denying Child Care to Low-Income Families 21.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The cost of child care is one of the biggest expenses facing many families in the United States. For some, the cost is more than their rent or mortgage payment. Low income families especially struggle to find affordable child care. Child care providers are among the lowest paid workers, are most likely to be living in poverty, and barely making ends meet for their own families. Yet, lawmakers in Michigan are about to walk away from $20.5 million in federal funding for child care because they won't commit to spending $7.5 million in state money to help working families. Michigan has the disappointing distinction of being the state that returns the most unused federal funding dollars every year. In 2014, Michigan missed out on $9.3 million of federal funding. Michigan's limit on the amount of income a child care assistance recipient can earn is also the lowest in all 50 states. That means Michigan only offers assistance to the bare minimum number of needy families. Some legislators have named ...
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French Children Practice for Terrorist Threat 21.9.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
As the country prepares to mark the first anniversary of the Paris attacks, new terrorism drills at schools are a sign of how a spate of Islamist violence has changed everyday life.
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Israeli military says Palestinian teenager killed after trying to stab soldier 21.9.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank early Tuesday after he tried to stab a soldier, the latest in a recent surge in attacks, officials said.

Troops opened fire because the 16-year-old posed an “immediate threat” to a soldier stationed at a checkpoint set up at...

Russian planes hit aid convoy, US concludes 21.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The US has reached the preliminary conclusion that Russian warplanes bombed an aid convoy and warehouse belonging to the Syrian Arab Red Cresent, two US officials told CNN.
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Washington police arrest 21 in sex predator sting 20.9.2016 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State Patrol detectives have arrested 21 people as part of an online sex predator sting....
Detectives bust 21 sex-predator suspects in Thurston County sting operation 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Washington State Patrol detectives say they posed as a mother offering her underage children for sex in an online advertisement.
It's Time To Get Real On The Sustainable Development Goals 20.9.2016 Green on
Co-authored by Jonas Freist-Held, UN-Habitat Youth Advisor for Europe In Munich, important stakeholders of German and international development gathered to discuss the Agenda 2030. In a nutshell: Germany wants to play a leading role in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and the youth will play a central role in Germany's Agenda 2030. Thursday morning, Munich, in the plenary of the German Museum. Bono's grinning face appears on the screen. "Guten Morgen!", the front singer of U2 greets, "I am sending you a message from the future. It's 2030. I am happy to tell you: There's no more AIDS; Tuberculosis - kaputt, Malaria kaputt." "Our world in 2030" is the slogan of the Conference on the Future organized by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). And so it is Bono, also activist and founder of ONE, that entertains the audience with the world he wants. "Germany plays a major role in making my wishes become true" he concludes. Plenary session of the ...
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Court weighs fairness of life sentence for teenage killer 20.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man handed life in prison without parole for his conviction as a teenager in the killing of his boss is seeking relief after a recent Supreme Court ruling. At issue in Jason Clem’s case is whether Virginia law mandates life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in capital murder cases. The U.S. […]
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Hillary Clinton on the balancing act of running for president 20.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Campaign 2016 updates: Clinton uses her massive funds to leave no vote to chance Sept. 20, 2016, 6:49 a.m. Donald Trump will stop off at High Point University in North Carolina Tuesday before heading to Kenansville, N.C. Hillary Clinton continues to tell voters to "get off the sidelines."Donald...
Mother Kills Her Children And Herself, Chinese Bloggers Ask Why 19.9.2016 NPR News
They're wondering about the impact of the family's poverty on the tragic turn of events — and whether the government does enough to help the impoverished.
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Fifth annual Downtown Eastside powwow shifts focus to future generations 19.9.2016 - News for the rest of us
Monday, September 19, 2016 Organizers this year emphasized that simply bringing people together is a form of resistance. Regalia-clad dancers and a "we support Standing Rock" banner filled Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park Sunday for the fifth annual Downtown Eastside powwow on Sunday. The focus of the celebration shifted this year from elders to children, a move that's not only part of a four-year cycle of change but also symbolizes looking to the future. "We're big supporters of Standing Rock. I think it ties in so nicely with the powwow because that's what they're standing up for -- it's the future generations," said Patrick Smith with Culture Saves Lives ...
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Trauma-Informed School Discipline And The K-12 Checklist And Toolkit 19.9.2016 Politics on
This blog is authored by White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement Valerie Jarrett and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education Catherine Lhamon. You can find the original post here . Today, The White House Council on Women and Girls, the U.S. Department of Education, the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, and The National Crittenton Foundation are jointly hosting a conference titled Trauma-Informed Approaches in School: Supporting Girls of Color and Rethinking Discipline. All children deserve to go to schools that support them and allow them to thrive and live up to their potential. School discipline policies, when used appropriately, can help ensure that classrooms are safe and productive places to learn. However, far too many schools have harsh discipline policies that disproportionally punish students of color. Our data show that black boys are most likely to be suspended or expelled ...
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'Children's cafeterias' combat poverty, neglect in Japan 19.9.2016 AP Top News
TOKYO (AP) -- Laughter and lively chatter filled a room at a modest apartment in Tokyo one recent Thursday night as more than two dozen kids and volunteers gathered around tables laden with curry, rice, salad and fruits....
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‘Children’s cafeterias’ combat poverty, neglect in Japan 19.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TOKYO (AP) — Laughter and lively chatter filled a room at a modest apartment in Tokyo one recent Thursday night as more than two dozen kids and volunteers gathered around tables laden with curry, rice, salad and fruits. Misako Omura’s weekly dinner is one of a growing number of “kodomo shokudo,” or “children’s cafeterias,” that […]
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La Supreme Court considers teen robber’s 99-year sentence 19.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber’s 99-year sentence is unconstitutional. Alden Morgan is now 35. He was 17 years old when he held up a couple with their baby daughter. The New Orleans Advocate ( ) reports […]
18-year-old takes plea deal in shooting 19.9.2016 AP Washington
WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) -- An 18-year-old will likely be sentenced as a juvenile after taking a plea deal in a shooting....
Man convicted of ’95 murder to be resentenced in Durango 18.9.2016 Durango Herald
A Durango man who murdered a Southern Ute Indian woman and severely injured another woman is expected to be resentenced next month in accordance with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that prohibits juveniles from being sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.Raymond Cain was convicted in December 1995...
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Another Unrealistic Trump Policy Proposal: Homeschool Vouchers 17.9.2016
GOP nominee Donald Trump has said he plans to spend billions of dollars on so-called school choice programs. The $20 billion in federal funds would be available only to what he says are 11 million children living in poverty who are also " trapped in failing schools ." Families will be eligible for vouchers to send their children to charter, magnet or even private religious schools. Last Friday, he  announced the policy  would include homeschooling as well. "School choice is at the center of this civil rights agenda, and my goal is to provide every single inner-city child in America that is trapped in a failing government school the freedom to attend the school of their choice," he said at a conservative voters conference. "School choice also means that parents can homeschool their children. Hundred percent." But there's one problem with Trump's homeschooling plan: Impoverished homeschoolers mostly don't exist. "Ideologically speaking, this is significant, but practically very few students will use this ...
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Couple investigated in 3 states facing neglect case in Texas 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Neighbors said filthy children regularly climbed into trash bins and scavenged for food behind the West Texas house where 11 children lived with their parents. Other residents heard screaming at night — one described “shrieks of terror” — that were quickly followed by loud music to cover the sounds. “It never […]
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