From jerseys to badges: Dozens of ex-college, pro athletes find careers in Spokane law enforcement

Nineteen years removed from his Gonzaga debut, the wide-eyed experience still resonates with Spokane Police officer Winston Brooks.

A sure-handed point guard and transfer from nearby North Idaho College, Brooks often played in low-spirit, crackerbox gymnasiums, a gulf from the University of Illinois’ raucous, 15,500-seat Assembly Hall.

When Gonzaga – then a relatively obscure NCAA Tournament darling aiming for a fourth-straight appearance – opened its season on the road against the No. 3 Illini, it was baptism by fire for the Virginia native.

The sea of orange was overwhelming.

“We go out for the layup line, and there’s thousands of people screaming,” Brooks said of the Nov. 16, 2001, game, a 76-58 loss. “It was loud. I had never played in that kind of environment before.”

Brooks conveyed the similarities of playing in a hostile road environment and being an officer in a volatile climate, one currently spurred by a

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HRT announces new electric buses; Northam signs HRT funding law to improve service

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — It’s a glimpse into the future of public transit.

Six battery-powered buses will soon become a part of the Hampton Roads Transit system.

“That means no soot, no smoke, no harmful emissions,” said HRT President William Harrell.

HRT officials say the new buses will be deployed along Virginia Beach Boulevard between Downtown Norfolk and the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. HRT has agreed to remove the same number of diesel buses from its fleet.

The buses are quieter and have zero tailpipe emissions.

Along with the bus ribbon cutting, Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills for dedicated HRT funding — the first time that’s been done in HRT history.

“A lot of work went into this legislation so they could create this program so they have a sustained source of revenue to keep this transit running,” said Northam.

Harrell says this means new connections, faster commutes, and better

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Second Wind Consultants Saves 2000 Small Businesses with UCC Article 9 Law That Prevents Bankruptcy, Removes Debt, Preserves Jobs.


Morgan Stanley Bets on These 3 Stocks; Sees Over 40% Upside

Did the stock market’s epic rally just need a little breather? The last few weeks have seen stocks experience their first meaningful correction since the bull market kicked off in March. Now, the question swirling around the Street is, will the rally pick back up again, or is more downside on the way?According to Morgan Stanley’s chief U.S. equity strategist Mike Wilson, uncertainty regarding the presidential election and stalemate on the next stimulus package could lead to declines in September and October. “On the correction, there’s still downside as markets digest the risk of congressional gridlock on the next fiscal deal. While we think something will ultimately get done, it will likely take another few weeks to get it over the goal line,” he noted.However, Wilson argues the recent volatility in no way signals the end of the

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Law enforcement agencies and school districts in Upshur County are receiving funding

UPSHUR COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) – Several law enforcement agencies and school districts received funding for school safety including the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

a store in a brick building: Upshur County Sheriff Building

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Upshur County Sheriff Building

The sheriff’s department in Upshur County received over $140,000 to use to keep children safe.

“To receive a gift like this in the form of a grant really just fast tracks a lot of the efforts that we would’ve wanted to do anyway so we’re excited about it,” says Director of Safety and Emergency Preparedness Dr. Jeffery Harvey.

The United States Department of Justice has provided the funding to Upshur County for the third year in a row.

“In the past we have upgraded camera surveillance systems in the schools, we also have an active project that updates door security capabilities at each one of the schools,” says Harvey.

This years

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New California law gives inmate firefighters a better chance at getting jobs in the field

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Friday Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2147 into law, which helps clear the path for some inmate firefighters to attain careers in the field post-prison.

“I brought this piece of legislation appropriately I thought here today, that will give these future firefighters and emergency personnel a chance by getting them an opportunity to expunge their records– giving them a chance to get a certificate, getting a chance to potentially a career ladder coming out of prison,” Gov. Newsom said Friday as he toured a burn site of the North Complex Fire in Northern California.

Under the state’s Conservation Camp (Fire) Program there are currently 44 camps up and down the state where inmate firefighters work alongside crews from CalFire and other agencies.

In order to participate, The Conservation Camp (Fire Program) says “volunteers must have ‘minimum custody’ status, or the lowest classification for inmates based

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New California law helps former inmate firefighters get jobs


California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Assembly Bill 2147 after he toured the North Complex Fire zone with California Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld and California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot in Butte County Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of Oroville, Calif. AB 2147 allows inmates who have worked as firefighters to ask the court to dismiss their charges to make it easier for them to find a job once they are released. People convicted of certain violent or sex crimes would not be eligible.


California’s inmate firefighters will have a shot at becoming professional firefighters once they complete their sentences, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Friday.

The new law will allow state and county inmates who train as firefighters to seek to erase the criminal records that often are a bar to employment as firefighters or in

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Zimbabwe’s education law now does more for children, but there are still gaps

Zimbabwe recently adopted the Education Amendment Act, 2020, to align its Education Act with the country’s Constitution. The amendment is a result of consultations about how every child could realise the right to free basic education.

The Act has fairly extensive provisions to protect, respect and fulfil the right to education for all children. It addresses issues pertinent to education, including the prohibition of expelling pregnant girls from school, free and compulsory education, sexual and reproductive health issues, and the rights of learners with disabilities.

As a researcher focused on children’s rights, I argue that while the amendment is commendable and progressive, the current economic outlook presents challenges and barriers in practice. Some of the challenges include dilapidated school infrastructure, lack of access to educational materials and the unavailability of teachers due to protest action.

Free and compulsory education

The purpose of the amendment is to give effect to the

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Kaskela Law LLC Announces Investigation of Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) and Encourages Long-Term Investors to Contact the Firm

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kaskela Law LLC announces that it is investigating Microchip Technology Inc. (“Microchip Technology” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MCHP) on behalf of the Company’s stockholders.

Recently a shareholder class action complaint was filed in federal court on behalf of investors who purchased shares of the Company’s stock between March 2, 2018 and August 9, 2018.  Among other things, the complaint alleges that Microchip Technology and certain executive officers violated the federal securities laws by making a series of materially false and misleading statements to investors about Microchip Technology’s May 2018 acquisition of Microsemi Corporation.

The firm’s investigation seeks to determine whether members of Microchip Technology’s board of directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with this alleged misconduct. 

Current Microchip Technology stockholders who purchased or acquired shares of the Company’s stock prior to March 1,

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Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology – Programs and Centers

The Stanford Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST) combines the resources of Stanford Law School—including renowned faculty experts, alumni practicing on the cutting edge of technology law, technologically savvy and enthusiastic students, and a location in the heart of Silicon Valley—to address the many questions arising from the increasingly prominent role that science and technology play in both national and global arenas. The program acts to help students, legal professionals, businesspeople, government officials, and the public at large to identify those questions and find innovative answers to them.

The program seeks to:

  • Give every Stanford Law student the opportunity to address these issues through innovative coursework, in preparation for practice at the highest level of law’s intersections with science and technology.
  • Raise professional understanding and public awareness of technical and ethical challenges.
  • Promote informed public policies on science and technology in national and global arenas.
  • Contribute to the international
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Why special education funding will be more equitable under new state law

California’s method of funding special education will become streamlined and a little more equitable, thanks to a provision in the recently passed state budget.

a group of people riding on the back of a boy: California’s method of funding special education will become streamlined and a little more equitable, thanks to a provision in the recently passed state budget. (Alison Yin/EdSource)

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California’s method of funding special education will become streamlined and a little more equitable, thanks to a provision in the recently passed state budget. (Alison Yin/EdSource)

The 2020-21 budget fixes a decades-old quirk in the funding formula that had left vast differences between school districts in how much money schools received to educate special education students.

The old formula, created in the late 1970s and last updated in the early 2000s, based funding on how many students a district had overall, not just its number of students in special education. The result was that some districts received up to $800 extra per student per year to educate students in special education, while others received as little as $500.

The new

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