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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 28, 2013

Navajo Schools Lose Funding Due to Sequestration Cuts

This report was done in collaboration with Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, a public radio reporting project that focuses on the changing demographics in the American Southwest.

By Laura Morales


(Duration: 4:11)

An elementary school student enjoys Field Day on a playground.

When Congress enacted the across-the board budget cuts known as the sequester in March, they cut $60 million for American Indian schools across the country.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2013

Military Service Could Replace College Requirements for Police Duty

By Sean Powers

What is needed to be a police officer in Illinois could change under a proposal that lawmakers are considering. The plan would allow communities to decide if they want to waive college degree requirements for military service.

Categories: Government, Law, Military

Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 27, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Head Into Final Stretch

By Amanda Vinicky, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Before the Illinois General Assembly adjorns on Friday, lawmakers still have several major issues to tackle, including pension reform, creating five new casinos in the state, and coming up with a concealed carry law.


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