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Get the facts on tear gas

I’m surprised to see that law enforcement was awarded the cash for riot gear (“Three and a half months after first request, Hudson County law enforcement agencies will get tear gas”). But more surprised to see a member of the public being quoted as saying “tear gas is banned under the Geneva Convention.”

It is not.

And he is mistaken in his assumption that it pertains to protests of the nature we have been experiencing.  He might want to review the document in its entirety starting with “Basic Rules of International Humanitarian law in Armed Conflicts,” which this is not classified, and “Protection of Civilian Persons and Populations in Time of War,” which we are not.

Kenneth Keane, Eatontown, formerly of Jersey City

Seniors need more and better housing options

Jersey City needs better senior housing. We need more senior housing and better buildings

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Virtual College Fair encourages high school seniors to seek higher education

Open to all Idaho high school students, attendees can learn about all programs offered at each of Idaho’s eight public and three private higher education schools.

BOISE, Idaho — Historically, Idaho has struggled with college and university attendance after high school.

Many students are now deferring their secondary education plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it’s a fact about high school seniors: the longer they delay a decision about college and career, the harder it is for them to re-engage, according to college and career program manager for the Idaho State Board of Education, Byron Yankey.

This reality is one of the reasons for this week’s Virtual College Fair. Open to every Idaho high school student, their families, and adults looking to advance or change their career, attendees can learn about all programs offered at each of Idaho’s eight public and three private higher education institutions.

“This is

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8 Spartanburg High School seniors named National Merit semifinalists

Here’s a roundup of education news around the Spartanburg area this week.

8 students names semifinalists

Eight Spartanburg High School seniors were recently recognized as National Merit Semifinalists as part of the scholarship program. In order to qualify as a Semifinalist, students take the Preliminary SAT Test (PSAT) and are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states. 

Honorees are Will Beeson, Ilan Falcon, Tristen Godfrey, Andrew (Drew) Lawton, Jackson Van Hyning, Jacob Price, Harrison VanVleet, and Alexander (Xander) Woodfin. They were among 197 students encompassing public, private, and homeschools across South Carolina to achieve the ranking nationwide.

These eight students represent the top 1% of our nation’s high school seniors.

Fifty-one graduates celebrated in virtual commencement

Fifty-one students from around the world celebrated their graduation from Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, on Saturday, September 19, 2020, during the college’s first-ever virtual

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