Connecting the Dots

12:47pm

Tue May 8, 2012
Daily News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 8, 2012

 

(San Francisco Chronicle) // The San Francisco teachers union will vote this week on whether to strike in protest of salary and benefits cuts proposed by the San Francisco Unified School District. District officials say they'll have to find $80 million dollars over the next two years, but the union claims that money is available within the existing budget...

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4:53pm

Mon May 7, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon edition for Monday, May 7, 2012

Sacramento Bee // Two more tobacco giants have given money to stop Proposition 29. RJ Reynolds Tobacco and Philip Morris USA have each given $15 million to the “No on 29” campaign. The ballot measure would impose a $1 per pack tax to fund cancer and heart disease research and facilities…

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12:22pm

Mon May 7, 2012
morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, May 7, 2012

(Sacramento Bee) // The number of California high school graduates attending out-of-state colleges is rapidly increasing, leading some experts to warn of a potential “brain drain…”  

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2:23pm

Thu May 3, 2012
Afternoon News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Afternoon Edition for Thursday, May 3, 2012

(East Bay Express) // Controversy is brewing over the certification of fair-trade coffee at the Oakland-based agency Fair Trade USA. The agency's recent decision to start certifying larger coffee plantations has smaller coops and farms fearing that they will be put out of business. Fair Trade USA argues that the expansion will increase the impact of fair trade...

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9:47am

Thu May 3, 2012
Morning News Roundup

Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Thursday, May 3, 2012

(SF Gate) // After much criticism, California State University officials say they will consider scrapping a policy that would allow them to pay new presidents 10 percent more than outgoing presidents. Instead, incoming presidents would earn the same salaries as their predecessors until 2014...

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