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Budget cuts keep new school closed
RIVERSIDE — A Southern California school district has spent $105 million on a new state-of-the-art high school but now doesn’t have the money to operate it.
The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that the Alvord Unified School District is building Hillcrest High School to relieve overcrowding. But after three years of state funding cuts totaling some $25 million, it doesn’t have the funding for staff and overhead to open it in September.
The school board in the Riverside County district has postponed opening the school for a year. But even then there’s no guarantee that the district will be financially able to take on the extra expense.
In the meantime, the district will spend about $1 million in security and maintenance for the empty campus.
Bishop: King leaves church following settlement
ATLANTA — The youngest daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King is leaving the Atlanta megachurch where the pastor has been embroiled in scandal, months after she turned down a leadership role with the organization her father co-founded.
In January, Bernice King announced she would not lead the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which her father headed during the height of the civil rights movement. Four months later, she is announcing her departure from her mentor and spiritual father, Bishop Eddie Long, and the church home where she has served for nearly a decade, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
In a statement emailed to the Associated Press by his spokesman Tuesday, Mr. Long said that he and Ms. King have been “in discussion and prayer” for some time about her decision to leave the church to continue the legacy of her parents.
10 still missing in Joplin twister aftermath
JOPLIN — Less than a dozen people remain unaccounted for after the tornado that hit Joplin last week.
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