Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by At War BySeth Harp May 17, 2018 On May 9, a federal appeals court heard oral arguments in a case about an explosive issue among U.S. veterans: the widespread use of burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the potential health consequences they suffered as a result. The case, which dates back to 2008, consolidated dozens of lawsuits by hundreds of veterans and their families seeking to recover damages from the military contractor KBR Inc., but a trial court dismissed it in July 2017. It could be at a legal dead end unless the panel of judges, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturns the dismissal. The plaintiffs accuse KBR of negligence for exposing them to toxic emissions from open-air trash fires known as burn pits, which they say cause respiratory, neurological and other health problems. In tossing the case … [Read more...] about Veterans Go Back to Court Over Burn Pits. Do They Have a Chance?
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IT MAY not seem long since you were last in the polling station, but Britain will soon find itself back in the booth for local elections. Thousands of seats are up for grabs TODAY, May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go to the polls - here's everything you need to know about casting your vote. Where is your local polling station? Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm on the day of the election, known as polling day. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. How can you check you’re registered? In … [Read more...] about Which polling station do I go to for the local elections 2018, am I registered to vote and what are the closing times?
ENGLAND is heading back to the polls TODAY for the local elections. Here's all you need to know about the next democratic contest in the UK, which could put Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn under pressure should their parties perform badly. When are the local elections? Polling day for the local elections is TODAY May 3, 2018, as 156 councils go up for grabs in England. Voting can be done in a number of ways – by proxy, by post, or in person. Those voting in person will need to head to their local polling station to cast their ballot. Voting is normally held in a large local building, such as a school, community centre or church. The location of your polling station will be on the poll card sent to you. If you can’t find the poll card, you can contact your local authority to find out. You can find contact details for your local Electoral Registration Office on the government website. Which ward am I in? Local elections are broken down by wards which each elect a … [Read more...] about Local elections 2018 voting day is TODAY! Who are the candidates in my ward and how do I vote?
PARENTS will soon find out which primary school their child has been accepted into or whether or not they need to look elsewhere or appeal. Councils around the country will send out letters on Monday, April 16 letting mums, dads and children know the all-important news. When will you find out if your child's application is successful? Successful parents will receive a letter explaining they've been accepted into their preferred school and asking them to accept or decline the place. Allocation emails will be sent out THIS AFTERNOON (Monday, April 16). An exact time has not been specified. Parents who haven't managed to get in will receive a letter explaining the exact reasons why. They then have two weeks - until April 30 - to either accept any places they have been offered or begin appealing the decision. Parents who want to appeal their child's rejection from their first preference school should fill in the reply slip. This will then go to an independent body who may overrule the … [Read more...] about How do I find out what primary school my child’s got into, what time are places announced and how do waiting lists work?
BARTLESVILLE — As the Oklahoma Education Association upped its asks of the Oklahoma Legislature to end a teacher walkout, school districts continued to evaluate how long they want schools to be closed and what their endgame looks like.Several local districts have cancelled school for next Monday in what will be the second week of the walkout. While many school boards and administrators continue to show support for their teachers, districts now face lengthened school years and missing state testing because of the walkout.Other local districts are also considering what to do. Broken Arrow Public Schools surveyed teachers Thursday and Friday and found a majority favor continuing the walkout in some capacity but that more than 20 percent wanted to be back in school Monday.The Tulsa School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday to re-evaluate how long it wants to be out of school."This is an unprecedented situation for all of us - there is no guidebook for a teacher walk-out, and we are … [Read more...] about Districts differ on when to go back to school during Day 5 of teacher walkout