THE poorest people in Leicester by a wide margin are the Somalis who live in the St Matthews housing estate. Refugees from civil war, who often passed through Sweden...
Rob Duke's insight:
Yeah, true for most of the country, but in California there's been a weird exception (Prop. 98) that means funding comes from the state and is mostly equal throughout the state dependent on a particular school's daily census (pupils attending that day). Despite this, California's schools are still unequal.
Maybe it's more than tax structure that holds kids back in America....?
Colorado's marijuana experiment has been an empirically rousing success thus far, with crime down and tourism up, and now the state has collected so much money in tax from sales of pot that it might be legally obliged to give some back.
San Francisco's homeless problem has vexed the city for decades and is important enough to the Obama administration that the president sent his chief of staff out to walk the streets last week in the biennial homeless count.
The count determines the level of federal funding so the city g
While not admitting wrongdoing, Standard & Poor’s Financial Services agreed to pay almost $1.4 billion to settle allegations by the Justice Department that credit ratings for high-risk mortgage securities mislead investors before the 2008 financial crisis. Judy Woodruff discusses implications of the penalty with Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and Lynn Stout of Cornell University. Continue reading →
Investigators have finally solved the 1981 murder of 17-year-old Carolyn Andrew. They said new technology led them to a DNA match, Cecil Wayne Oliver. Police said Oliver killed himself in 1988 at the age of 30.
Living in an urban area has all sorts of advantages, but every urbanite knows the frustration of moving through a crowded street or on a busy sidewalk when you're in a hurry. A couple from Tokyo comes up with a long-awaited solution — a little bell for pedestrians to notify others they have to go out of the way.
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