Ranking the states: K-12 spending per student

When it comes to state funding of public schools, it's clear that not all states are created equal. For a variety of reasons, such as the prevalence of successful businesses or the median income in a given area, spending on K-12 students varies greatly from state to state, or even county to county.

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Expect to pay more for gas this week

The national average for gas is up 8 cents, to $2.22 a gallon

Metropolitan areas are likely to see even steeper hikes this week

Expect gas prices to keep going up through Memorial Day

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Lee Lor, candidate Merced County District 2

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Hub Walsh, Merced County District 2 incumbent

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Tree struck by lightning falls in Merced

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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

The Jaripeo Ranchero (Bull Riding) at the Merced County Spring Fair in Los Banos Calif., Thursday, April 29, 2016.
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Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair 01:00

Bull Riding at the Merced County Spring Fair

Lloyd Pareira 01:22

Lloyd Pareira

Ramon Prado 01:15

Ramon Prado

Jack Mobley 02:05

Jack Mobley

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