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Nobody Home at St. Paul Mayor Carter’s Rental Property

There goes the neighborhood. The last thing anyone wants on their block is an empty house. In fact, the city of St. Paul  has a what to do about a "Vacant Building" page on its website with instructions for reporting unoccupied or abandoned properties  for inspection. The City monitors vacant buildings to see if they are secured, if they are being rehabilitated, or if they should be torn down. If a building is not secured, the inspector can order the owner to secure it. In addition, if necessary, the City can board-up and secure the building. But what if the rundown property...

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Twenty Presidential Scholars, More than Technically Speaking

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVoss, three months ago in May, named 121 high school students “Presidential Scholars.” Excellent. Though unbeknownst to me at the time (probably my own fault it wasn’t knownst), 20 of the students were cited because of their stellar performance in Career and Technical Education....

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Google’s College Search Feature Only Covers Four-Year Colleges

Google’s new college search feature launched last year to help “navigate the college search process.” Admissions, cost, majors, and graduation data are available in user-friendly formats to help prospective students find a college that meets their needs. But there is a major blind spot in the feature, according to the American Enterprise Institute: it only covers traditional four-year colleges....

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