Eric Westervelt

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In Northern California, Exhausted Firefighters Push Themselves 'To The Limits'

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the Northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and more work ahead.


No End In Sight For Overworked California Firefighters

Friday, October 13, 2017

Officials say they have made some progress in containing the northern California wildfires, but crews have been working for days on steep terrain with little rest and no real end in sight.


California Wildfires Not Yet Contained

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nearly two dozen deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning across eight counties. They have burned more than 100,000 acres, and they're not under control yet.


Northern California Wildfires Still Burning As Death Toll Is Expected To Rise

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Winds are expected to pick up and possibly refuel the wildfires spreading across northern California. The fires have left at least 21 people dead. But authorities say the death toll is likely to rise.


Rethinking Security In Public Places

Saturday, October 07, 2017

The massacre in Las Vegas by a shooter overlooking a packed concert venue has prompted a rethinking of security at hotels, casinos and major public events across the country.


To Save Opioid Addicts, This Experimental Court Is Ditching The Delays

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Underscoring the severity of the U.S. overdose crisis, a first-of-its kind opioid intervention court aims to get drug-addicted criminal defendants into recovery before their criminal case is heard.


Investigators Working To Reconstruct Life, Movements Of Las Vegas Shooter

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Officials released more details about the weapons used in the shooting in Las Vegas and federal agents met his girlfriend when she returned to the U.S. But many unanswered questions remain.


Las Vegas Shooter's Motive Remains Unknown

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Law enforcement officials are still searching for a motive in the mass shooting. Computers found at the gunman's home may hold more clues about him and the reasons behind the attack.


Counselors In Las Vegas Lend An Ear To Those Who Want To Talk

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Volunteer counselors and therapists are reaching out to people who were on the scene of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Thousands of people witnessed the massacre up close.


ICE Raids Target Sanctuary Cities

Friday, September 29, 2017

In the latest battle between the Trump administration and sanctuary cities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers this week arrested hundreds of people in a nationwide sweep.


Bay Area Police Say They're Prepared For Weekend Alt-Right Rallies

Friday, August 25, 2017

Far-right activists are set to hold 2 rallies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay area is a mecca for free speech and political activism, but for some, the upcoming alt-right rallies go too far.


New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

More than 40 criminal cases have been dropped in Baltimore after police body cameras show officers there allegedly planting drug evidence. Public defenders say hundreds more could be dismissed.


The Cubist Revolution: Minecraft For All

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in the world, is touted for its educational possibilities. But is that potential really accessible to all?


DHS Waives Environmental Laws For Border Wall Construction

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security announces that it would waive environmental and other laws to ensure the "expeditious construction" of barriers and roads near the U.S.-Mexico border.


From Skyhook To STEM: Kareem Abdul Jabbar Brings The Science

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The NBA's all-time leading scorer talks about the importance of STEM and his education foundation, and its support for a science camp for public school children in Los Angeles.


Golden State Takes 2nd NBA Title In 3 Years

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, winning the title in the stellar teams' third match-up in as many years.


Hey Higher Ed, Why Not Focus On Teaching?

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Stanford's Carl Wieman won a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work in quantum mechanics. With a new book, he continues his efforts to spark systemic changes in how universities teach science.


Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.


Backs To Betsy DeVos; Scholarships Denied; Paul Ryan Visits A Charter School

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Our weekly education news roundup: The secretary of education's commencement speech at an HBCU; aid denied to low-income students; an update on federal aid applications.


Betsy Devos Speaks Over Hecklers During Bethune-Cookman Address

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday despite loud protests by the students at the historically black university. DeVos has had a strained relationship with the nation's HBCUs after several recent, public missteps.