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Minnesota State board approves 3% tuition hike

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For the Star Tribune, Mila Kuompilova writes: “The 37 universities and community colleges in the Minnesota State system are hiking their tuition by 3% this fall amid persistent enrollment declines. On Wednesday, the system’s board of trustees backed
'For the Star Tribune, Mila Kuompilova writes: “The 37 universities and community colleges in the Minnesota State system are hiking their tuition by 3% this fall amid persistent enrollment declines. On Wednesday, the system’s board of trustees backed a $2.1 billion budget for the system, which over the past decade has lost almost a fifth of its enrollment.” At MPR, Matt Sepic and Nina Moini say, “In-state undergraduates at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus will pay another $337 in tuition and fees during the next school year, pushing the price tag to $15,027. University regents on Wednesday approved a budget that includes a 2 percent tuition hike for the 2019-20 academic year.” KSTP-TV reports : “Researchers at the University of Minnesota say youth in the state are contracting sexually transmitted infections at what they describe as alarmingly high rates. According to the  2019 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report compiled by the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Healthy Youth Development-Prevention Research Center , adolescents ages 15-19 account for 25 percent of all chlamydia cases and 17 percent of all cases of gonorrhea in the state. That’s despite the fact the group makes up just seven percent of the population.” The Pioneer Press’ Ryan Faircloth writes : “The longtime medical director of Minnesota’s Medicaid program is out at the Department of Human Services, and his colleagues say his departure could impair the state’s opioid response efforts. Dr. Jeff Schiff said he was told earlier this month that the position he held for 13 years had been eliminated. Schiff, described by his colleagues as the brains behind the state Opioid Prescribing Work Group, said the move was sudden and done without clear explanation.” At KARE-TV, Jennifer Austin says , “[Edna] Bart’s story is an example of how a tight Twin Cities housing market is leaving buyers struggling to find a home and pitting different generations of home buyers against each other. [Twin Cities realtor, Jesse Godzala] says inventory is low, especially for homes under $300,000, because building hasn’t gone back to pre-recession levels. He says not only aren’t there enough homes, the ones out there typically aren’t affordable.  The result: Both first-time home buyers and older buyers looking to downsize are seeking the homes in the biggest shortage.” \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\tThe Star Tribune’s Paul Walsh reports, “Citing ‘a lot of rot’ in chiro­practic medicine, a federal judge sentenced a onetime Minnesota practitioner to two-plus years in prison for defrauding a leading health insurer out of more than $330,000. Steven Wiseth, 36, of Thief River Falls, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Minneapolis to 2¼ years after pleading guilty to wire fraud in connection with orchestrating an elaborate scheme to defraud health insurers by submitting claims for scores of services he never provided.” KSTP-TV also reports : “A man was targeted in a racially motivated assault at Metropolitan State University Wednesday afternoon. St. Paul police say the incident happened at about 1:45 p.m. as officers responded to an assault call. Police say the male victim said he was sitting on a set of steps outside on campus grounds when he was approached from behind by a white man. The suspect reportedly asked the victim where he was from and why he was in this country. That’s when the suspect allegedly struck the victim on the left side of his face, knocking off his glasses.“ A WCCO-TV story says , “A new initiative from Best Buy aims to not only substantially cut the company’s carbon emissions, but also those of its consumers. The Richfield-based electronics retailer announced Wednesday that it’s set a goal to help costumers cut their carbon emissions by 20% by 2030, and thereby save them an estimated $5 billion in utility costs. … Additionally, Best Buy is also pledging to reduce its own carbon footprint by 75% by 2030.”'

Free-range parents let their kid play with fire and dangerous tools

Public Protection New York Post

This 4-year-old handles knives, drops f-bombs and stays up past midnight. Meet Naylan, a free-range kid in Orlando, Florida, whose parents let him make his own mistakes — however dangerous. “A child is able to know what is safe and what is unsafe,”
'This 4-year-old handles knives, drops f-bombs and stays up past midnight. Meet Naylan, a free-range kid in Orlando, Florida, whose parents let him make his own mistakes — however dangerous. “A child is able to know what is safe and what is unsafe,” Naylan’s mom, Teena Patel, told The Post. She operates a day camp,..'

Heavy Rains, Flooding Leaves Drivers Stranded Along I-295, PATCO Suspends Service Due To Storm Damage

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Heavy rains and flooding are causing a traffic mess for drivers in parts of South Jersey on Thursday morning.
'BELLMAWR, N.J. (CBS) – Heavy rains and flooding are causing a traffic mess for drivers in parts of South Jersey on Thursday morning. Crews worked throughout the morning to rescue people from their cars trapped in floodwaters after Wednesday night’s heavy rains. I-295 in Bellmawr, New Jersey was closed around 4 a.m. due to flooding. Traffic was backed up for miles in both directions as drivers waited for the water to recede. Crews reopened I-295 shortly around 6:40 a.m. SB I-295 (right) @ Black Horse Pike finally moving after 2+ hour closure. Floodwaters beginning to recede. NB traffic (left) still at a standstill, but some drivers are taking chances and driving through standing water onto exit 28 ramp on their own. @CBSPhilly #cbs3weather pic.twitter.com/mPllObtaO7 — Trang Do (@TrangDoCBS3) June 20, 2019 People getting restless on I-295 @ Black Horse Pike in #Bellmawr where all lanes have been closed in both directions since 4am due to flooding & cars stranded in the roadway. Traffic backed up for miles as cars must wait for the standing water to recede. @CBSPhilly #cbs3weather pic.twitter.com/8lKlYr6Aau — Trang Do (@TrangDoCBS3) June 20, 2019 pic.twitter.com/nPWyaR1Ktg — Fletcher Rumbaugh (@FletcherRumbau1) June 20, 2019 Eyewitness News cameras also spotted several water rescues overnight, including along Route 130 in Collingswood. The heavy rains and flooding also caused PATCO to suspend service. Service was suspended between Lindenwold and Broadway due to storm damage at several New Jersey stations and track areas. For updated service details, click here . SERVICE SUSPENDED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE SEEK ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION NO SERVICE between Lindenwold & Broadway One train operating between 15/16-12/13-9/10-8TH-CITY-BROADWAY NJTRANSIT will honor FREEDOM Cards/tickets on their routes DETAILS: https://t.co/VVoDUD3iW0 pic.twitter.com/zUrph4fof5 — PATCO (@RidePATCO) June 20, 2019 “Several stations flooded & track ballast (stone that holds track in place) in some areas washed away. Repairs/inspections underway,” tweeted PATCO. SERVICE SUSPENDED DUE TO STORM DAMAGE #PATCO service is suspended this morning (6/20) as a result of issues created by last night's storm. Several stations flooded & track ballast (stone that holds track in place) in some areas washed away. Repairs/inspections underway. pic.twitter.com/lyXUUBFCoc — PATCO (@RidePATCO) June 20, 2019'

Cory Booker vows to pursue clemency for nonviolent drug offenders

Law and Order New York Post

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he’s elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The
'WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker says if he’s elected, he plans to use the powers of the office to pursue clemency for what his campaign estimates is more than 17,000 prisoners incarcerated for nonviolent drug crimes. The New Jersey senator’s clemency plan would affect offenders serving time for three categories of crimes: those..'