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MPUSD Weighs Safe Parking Program on District Sites

Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is considering implementation of a safe parking program for families experiencing homelessness. The Monterey County Department of Social Services presented a proposal for the program to the Board of Trustees.

(Sept. 17, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Bill to Ban Community College Remedial Classes Awaits Signature

Awaiting Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature is a bill that would mostly ban remedial math and English classes, which can’t transfer with credit to four-year universities. Once signed, the bill will affect more than 40 colleges.

(Sept. 6, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report

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Salinas Valley State Prison inmates earn job certifications

SOLEDAD — Fifteen inmates who participate in the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) received their state-certified apprenticeships and nationally recognized job certifications last Thursday at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. The incarcerated men graduated from the Healthcare Facilities Maintenance …

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International Day of Democracy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres defends "the cornerstone of democratic societies—free, independent, and pluralistic media.”

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New California Law Aims to End Public Meeting Disruptions

A wave of public government meeting disruptions by right-wing groups often inspired by Donald Trump has inspired a new law designed to help officials restore order to the process of running local government.

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College students to ride MST for free this fall

MONTEREY COUNTY — Students of Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College and California State University Monterey Bay are now eligible to ride Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) for free. All 20,623 college students can ride MST systemwide for free this fall through the …

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Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness: What Are the Haters Saying?

Critics of Joe Biden's student debt relief plan say that it causes inflation and is unfair to blue-collar workers. Do they have a point? Here's what the facts say about it.

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Biden’s Student Debt Relief Plan: Here’s How it Works

President Joe Biden announced a plan to forgive up to $20,000 in student debt for each borrower. Here are the details on who is eligible and how the plan works.

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Monterey County Free Libraries to establish Student Success Centers

SALINAS VALLEY — For some students in the Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) service area, including the Salinas Valley, gaining access to school supplies may be simple, but for many, it is not. MCFL’s service area covers a stretch of …

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Is the University of California Requiring a Diversity Oath?

The University of California is requiring candidates for faculty employment or promotion to write statements declaring their active support for diversity policies, but some see it as impinging on academic freedom.

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Monterey Public Library's incoming director looks to the future of libraries.

Brian Edwards has been in the library business since 1999, when he started in his local library in Alameda, shelving books. He was into arts as a youngster, and librarian streak runs in the family—his grandmother was a librarian and…

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CSUMB debuts play about local students’ lives in Monterey County

SALINAS VALLEY — “Las Memorias,” an original play produced by California State University Monterey Bay and written and performed by local high school students, premieres this week with three performances open to the community. As part of CSUMB’s summer youth …

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