Archive for May, 2013

Nampa School District proposes 14 furlough days

NAMPA — Teachers in the Nampa School District could be forced to take 14 furlough days in the 2013-14 school year, but not all of the days would be teaching days.

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Third of eligible Kennecott workers consider buyouts drawing little interest

About a third of 270 eligible workers are willing to take an early retirement offer from Kennecott Utah Copper Corp….

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With layoffs looming, city school budget remains 'fluid'

NEW BEDFORD — After unanimously approving a $109 million School Department budget Thursday, School Committee members expressed dismay at the staff layoffs that will follow, saying the situation remains "fluid" and they hope to find ways to restore…

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Chavez defends accuracy of one mailer, overcomes complaint filed about others

A campaign mailer sent on behalf of labor leader and Santa Clara County District 2 supervisoral candidate Cindy Chavez calls her "a proven crime fighter'' who has "put more police on our streets.''

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Chicago paper fires photogs, will train reporters on 'iPhoneography'

In a surprise move on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times fired its entire photography staff (28 full-time photographers), telling them that the paper would go with more "in the field" pictures and video from reporters and witnesses. In a memo brought to light by rival paper the Chicago Tribune, managing editor of the Sun-Times, Craig Newman, says that reporters will immediately begin "mandatory …

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PBS Coals layoffs hit 134

PBS Coals, a Friedens-based mining company providing metallurgical and steam coals, has laid off 134 employees, effective Friday.

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