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Steamboat briefs: Hayden Public Library to be closed today and Monday 30.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Hayden Public Library will be closed today and Monday, Sept. 1 for Labor Day. The library will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 2. Yoga Center to offer yoga at the top of the gondola The Yoga Center of Steamboat will offer yoga at the top of the gondola Sunday. The class will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The gondola opens at 9.30 a.m. and is free for season pass holders or $22. Routt County Riders will lead a trail workday Routt County Riders will lead a trail workday on the Sunshine Trail on Mount Werner from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Volunteers are invited to assist with the trail re-routing project and should meet at the Knoll Parking Lot on Mount Werner Circle at 8:45 a.m. for transportation to the work area. Workers can to bring their bikes and ride down after the trail work session. Tools will be provided; volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpacks, sunscreen, rain gear, caps and water. After the work session, volunteers can enjoy a snack from Honey Stinger, lunch donated by a local ...
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Lake Elmo woman ID'd brother-in-law as shooter, document says 27.8.2014 Twincities.com: Local

A court document shed new light Monday on what happened inside the Wisconsin home where authorities said a former sheriff's deputy killed his wife and her sister last week.

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How to End the Criminalization of US Mothers 25.8.2014 Truthout.com

Nightmarish stories about the criminalizing of motherhood have been making headlines of late. There was Shanesha Taylor, arrested on child abuse charges for leaving her kids in a car to go to a job interview and Debra Harrell, locked up for child abuse for letting her 9-year-old play at a nearby park while she worked her shift at McDonald’s, among others. This week at The Curve, we ask contributors what, in their view, is driving America’s assault on mothers, and what is the remedy?

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The GOP's new take on pre-K 22.8.2014 Politico
Democrats have embraced pre-K in their platforms for years. Now, Republicans are getting on board.
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Poll: With the cost to raise a child at $245,000, how much will you spend? 18.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series 18.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
Poll: Grade the Vikings after two preseason games 17.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Community Connections: Routt County Department of Human Services 16.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The mission of Routt County Department of Human Services is to strengthen families and individuals and to promote safety and self-sufficiency. The DHS mission is intrinsically intertwined with Routt County's mission. Families and individuals are the foundation of our present and future community. So what is going on in that little stucco building on Sixth Street behind the Old Town Pub? The Routt County Department of Human Services administers 40-plus federal, state and county programs while providing social services to the population of Routt County. There are four primary divisions: 1. Self-sufficiency; 2. Children, youth and families; 3. Child support services; and 4. Early childhood care and education through First Impressions. We are here to provide safety net services and benefits while people get back on their feet. Ultimately, we work to empower people to gain the skills and resources that they need to be self-sufficient and live well. During this past year, DHS has experienced unprecedented ...
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New immunization requirements coming 16.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Beginning Sept. 1, children enrolled in childcare and early childhood programs will be required to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B. Students in 7th through 12th grades will be required to get a meningococcal vaccination and a tetnus-diphtheria booster dose that includes protection against pertussis.
Poll: How sure are you that the Twins are on the road to improving? 15.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Emanuel blames economy for low poll numbers 15.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’s struggles with street ...
Poll: How many games will the Vikings win in 2014? 13.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Denver City Council to vote on preschool tax increase ballot measure 12.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver City Council on Monday is set to consider signing off on a ballot measure that would let voters decide this fall whether to raise the city preschool sales tax.
Minnesota schools getting more funds, but that's not the whole picture 10.8.2014 Twincities.com: News

Poring over Minnesota's latest budget, the past two legislative sessions appear to have produced a windfall for public schools.

Dorset’s Mayor Bobby Tufts’ Term Has Come To An End 4.8.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS) He's possibly the most adorable city leader in the state, but Mayor Bobby Tufts is now out of office. We first introduced you to the pre-school-aged mayor during last year's fishing opener.
Mom: Why are black preschool kids suspended? 2.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
OMAHA, Neb. — I received a call from my sons' school in March telling me that my oldest needed to be picked up early. He had been given a one-day suspension because he had thrown a chair. He did not hit anyone, but he could have, the school officials told ...
Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again 31.7.2014 Think Progres

President Obama's embrace of work/family policies marks a turning point after a long, tortured history.

The post Why America Gave Up On The Fight For A Family-Friendly Workplace, And Why It’s Starting Again appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Dayplanner Wednesday 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsDurango Nature Studies Wee Walk Abouts, preschool nature walks, 10-11 a.m., $5, Rotary Park, 769-1800.Family yoga in Oxford, ages 3-93, 10:30 a.m., in the grass at County Road 513, 759-0100.The American Legion will serve hamburgers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 878 East Second Ave.BNI Business...
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Steamboat briefs: Art Steamboat contest finalists are announced 29.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Finalists have been selected for the inaugural Art Steamboat competition, which will be held during the fifth annual All Arts Festival in August in Steamboat Springs. The 30 finalists, who hail from a variety of western states, will be competing for a $10,000 grand prize. “I am so proud that many of our exceptional local artists are finalists, which emphasizes the quality of our own art community, in addition to highlighting quality artists from around the West,” said Art Steamboat co-founder Betse Grassby. “Art collectors and connoisseurs aren’t going to want to miss the opportunity to take in such a mass of quality work in one location. This exciting, collaborative effort helps tell the story of Steamboat’s vibrant and rich arts culture.” Finalists are Kevin Aldrich, Robert Gray, Bonnie McGee, Chula Beauregard, Grace Haverty, Margueritte Meier, Theresa Beckemeyer, Tom Herbert, Julie Nighswonger, Daniel Benjamin, Monroe Hodder, Mary Pape, Cherie Duty, Israel Holloway, Sandi Poltorak, Gregory Effinger, ...
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Thoughtful Parenting: Support and assistance available for child's development 27.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
If you suspect that your child may be delayed in any stage of development as they grow, you are just a phone call away from support and assistance. Children ages birth to 3 years old may be referred to the local agency, Horizons Specialized Services, for possible assistance with developmental delays. Children ages 3 years old to kindergarten may be referred to the public school system for possible eligibility of supports and services during preschool years. The following items are just a few reminders to help ease daily life activities for your toddler with a disability. 1. Focus on meeting the infant or toddler's individual needs. The overall steps to nurture and care for infants and toddlers with disabilities essentially are the same as for other children; a caregiver must become accustomed to the baby's particular needs. For example, you may need to be familiar with the use of adaptive equipment for infants and toddlers with motor, visual or auditory impairments. 2. Seek nutritional advice from ...
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