Holmes Hechinger gallery

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The Supreme Court’s decision in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education was supposed to force Southern schools to desegregate after more than a decade of stalling. Half a century later, another generation of students won’t experience its promise.        

Marshall’s Dorothy Gaters is still going strong

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Marshall’s coach Dorothy Gaters talks to her players. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times Dorothy Gaters has been coaching girls basketball at Marshall since 1974. Dorothy Gaters was a young teacher at Marshall, her alma mater, in 1974 when the school decided to get on the girls sports bandwagon. Title IX […]

Maine gives green light to Mayo joining Northern Light

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine has given its approval for Mayo Regional Hospital to join Northern Light Health. The commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services granted the “certificate of need” necessary for the partnership. Marie Vienneau, president and CEO, Mayo Regional Hospital, said […]

Where does Astros cheating rank in scandals? Ask Pete Rose

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What’s worse, betting on baseball or cheating at baseball? “I don’t know,’’ Rose tells The Associated Press. “All I know is I’ve been […]

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market helped lift the prospects of the housing industry. The Commerce Department reported Friday that builders started construction on 1.61 million […]

Editorial: Aurora, please, reconsider housing adjacent to DIA

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Aurora City Council members made a significant mistake that could impact future expansion plans at Denver’s international airport and would ultimately hit the pocketbooks of airlines and travelers. Ignoring a unanimously recommended denial from its own planning commission, the city council approved a land-use change that would allow hundreds of […]