Roanoke County School Board passes more restrictive library book policy | Education

The Roanoke County School Board unanimously passed a new library policy that’s more restrictive to adding new books at its meeting Thursday night. The matter comes after a book, “When Aidan Became a Brother,” was removed from Herman L. Horn Elementary last year, amid debate. That book is about a transgender boy wanting to be … Read more

Open Source: State, federal assistance still up in the air following storms | Open Source

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10-year-old Lafayette girl creates Little Queer Library offering free LGBTQ, banned books | Entertainment/Life

While the adults biker over possibly banning books and movies from public libraries and removing book displays for Pride and Black History months, a 10-year-old Lafayette girl is taking steps to ensure LGBTQ-themed and banned books remain available. Cora Newton is creating what appears to be the area’s first Little Queer Library. It will join … Read more

Decision to stop Pride, Black history book displays in Lafayette libraries draws national attention | News

A decision to discontinue controversial book displays like for Pride Month has drawn national attention to Lafayette Parish public libraries from news organizations and at least one book author. Over the past week, the Washington Post, ABC News and Newsweek shared online a story the Associated Press distributed based on a story The Acadiana Advocate … Read more

Decision to stop Pride, Black history book displays draws Lafayette Public library national attention | Acadiana Home

A decision to discontinue controversial book displays like for Pride Month has drawn national attention to Lafayette Parish public libraries from news organizations and at least one book author. Over the past week, the Washington Post, ABC News and Newsweek shared online a story the Associated Press distributed based on a story The Acadiana Advocate … Read more

Kennedy: Foulkes is the mental health leader RI needs | Opinion

Editor’s note: With some open column slots this spring and summer, we’re asking supporters of various candidates for governor to give their perspective on those running. If you have watched one of her interviews or seen her ads on television, you likely are already aware that Helena Buonanno Foulkes is running in the Democratic primary … Read more

State’s six behavioral health managed care organizations unite on foster care services plan | Local News

The state’s six behavioral health managed care organizations have launched the NC Child and Family Improvement Initiative as their collective first step toward providing an alternative to a proposed statewide foster-care services plan. Although the MCOs provided a few details last week about the initiative, they expect “the immediate improvements resulting from this partnership will … Read more