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Obama administration designates 9 new promise zones

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has added nine communities to its effort to ease access to federal aid and cut red tape for areas beset by joblessness, hunger, crime and poor housing. The newly selected so-called Promise Zones include neighborhoods in Nashville, south Los Angeles, the west side of Atlanta, parts of Evansville, Indiana; San Diego, eastern Puerto Rico ...

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UW offering scholarships for laid off coal workers

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science has created a new scholarship fund for displaced coal workers after hundreds of Wyoming coal miners were laid off in recent months. Ten scholarships at $1,500 apiece for one academic year are being offered. The scholarship is a one-time award, but it can be applied for ...

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A Microsoft star seeks to run North Dakota

Doug Burgum

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A decade ago, then-Microsoft executive Doug Burgum stood before a cheering crowd at a technology conference in Dallas and introduced his boss, company co-founder Bill Gates, by describing what makes entrepreneurs successful. “Innovators are people who go against the grain” by taking risks and chasing dreams, said Burgum, who’d become a tech star in his own ...

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Deadline looms for Hawaiian Electric merger with NextEra

HONOLULU (AP) — A deadline is looming in Hawaii over a proposal for Florida-based company NextEra to buy the state’s main utility, in a deal that questions the state’s ability to attract investment and to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. NextEra has proposed to buy Hawaiian Electric for $4.3 billion, and the sale was approved by Hawaiian Electric’s shareholders ...

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