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Latest News: Smithsonian, Library of Congress and National Archives Commemorate Suffrage Centennial With #19SuffrageStories

Follow #19SuffrageStories August 2020

The Smithsonian, Library of Congress and the National Archives have launched #19SuffrageStories, a 19-day social media campaign that will share stories about the long fight for women’s voting rights in the U.S.

Every weekday from Aug. 3­ to Aug. 26, the three institutions will share one of 19 stories related to women’s suffrage, counting down to Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26. The institutions have also released a set of social media stickers and GIFs to encourage the public to join the conversation.

The public is invited to follow the countdown on social media and on the web:

  • Using the hashtag #19SuffrageStories
  • Following the Smithsonian on @Smithsonian Instagram and Twitter
  • Following the Library of Congress @LibraryCongress on Instagram and Twitter
  • Following the National Archives @USNatArchives on Instagram and Twitter
  • Visiting Womenshistory.si.edu

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Latest News: Smithsonian, Library of Congress and National Archives Commemorate Suffrage Centennial With #19SuffrageStories

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Latest News: New Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division Appointed

The Library of Congress has appointed Lanisa Kitchiner as chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Kitchiner brings more than 18 years’ experience as an administrator of cultural institutions and an academic mobilizing knowledge around Africa’s cultural and historical ties to the Middle East.

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Latest News: New Chief of African and Middle Eastern Division Appointed

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DFI, DPI announce more than $140,000 in financial literacy grants awarded to Wisconsin schools

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) today announced 10 grants totaling more than $140,000 have been awarded to schools across Wisconsin to enhance personal finance education. Grant recipients were selected out of a field of 28 applicants by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.
 


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DFI, DPI announce more than 0,000 in financial literacy grants awarded to Wisconsin schools

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Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals

MADISON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently updated the income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs based on federal poverty levels.
 


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Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals

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Expanded Court of Appeals' eFiling pilot project begins Aug. 3

Expanded Court of Appeals’ eFiling pilot project begins Aug. 3
2020-07-27 09:47:00
On Monday, Aug. 3, a voluntary eFiling pilot program will begin in Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District III, which serves the northern half of Wisconsin. Attorneys who want to try out appellate eFiling can use their existing eCourts accounts to file new cases or opt in to pending cases to file new documents.
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Expanded Court of Appeals’ eFiling pilot project begins Aug. 3

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News: National Book Festival Full Author Lineup Announced

Graphic banner with text, "20 years Library of Congress National Book Festival"

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will connect with audiences across the country for an interactive, online celebration of “American Ingenuity” for the festival’s 20th year, featuring new books by more than 120 of the nation’s most-renowned writers, poets and artists. The festival will also showcase the many ways our national library embraces all subjects in its unparalleled collection.

During the weekend of Sept. 25-27, virtual stages at loc.gov/bookfest will offer on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions, options to personalize your own journey through the festival with particular themes, and book buying possibilities through the festival’s official bookseller, Politics & Prose, with a limited number of commemorative book plates signed by authors.

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News: National Book Festival Full Author Lineup Announced

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Latest News: Library Awards Fiction Prize to Colson Whitehead

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced that Colson Whitehead, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels “The Nickel Boys” and “The Underground Railroad,” will receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival on Sept. 25-27.

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Latest News: Library Awards Fiction Prize to Colson Whitehead

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Wisconsin Supreme Court re-appoints four administrative chief judges

Wisconsin Supreme Court re-appoints four administrative chief judges
2020-07-16 10:44:00
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has re-appointed circuit court judges from Barron, Kenosha, Marathon, and Marinette counties to serve new two-year terms as chief judge of their respective judicial administrative district.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court re-appoints four administrative chief judges

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Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions

Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions
2020-07-01 14:07:00
On February 12, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered the extension of the Commercial Docket Pilot Project for an additional two years and expanded to additional regions in the state. Commencing July 1, 2020, District 10, District 2, and Dane County will be jurisdictions included and commercial docket judges will be assigned to commercial docket cases. These regions are in addition to District 8 and Waukesha County, where commercial docket judges have been hearing cases since July 2017.
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Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions

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DPI distributes $1.8 billion to Wisconsin schools

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today that in June, the agency distributed a total of $1.8 billion to schools across the state to support mental health programs in public schools, special education students, transportation costs, and other categorical state aids.
 


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DPI distributes .8 billion to Wisconsin schools