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Daily Maverick
The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Apartheid, Ver 2.0?at the eleventh hour, that his hearing has been shifted to a time and venue he
The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Apartheid, Ver 2.0?
Daily Maverick / Posted 7 hours ago
at the eleventh hour, that his hearing has been shifted to a time and venue he can’t possibly attend. In line with regulations, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee did indeed set up a schedule of meetings to discuss the Khoi-San and Traditional... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
DUP warning over another Nama probe at Stormont labelled smokescreenClaims that a fresh Stormont inquiry into the Nama controversy would prejudice
DUP warning over another Nama probe at Stormont labelled smokescreen
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 hours ago
Claims that a fresh Stormont inquiry into the Nama controversy would prejudice criminal investigations have been branded a smokescreen designed to thwart accountability. Opposition parties heavily criticised a DUP warning over a further Finance... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
UN/African Union - Reject ICC WithdrawalNew York — The African Union (AU), in advance of a meeting with the United Nati
UN/African Union - Reject ICC Withdrawal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 hours ago
New York — The African Union (AU), in advance of a meeting with the United Nations Security Council on September 23, 2016, should end consideration of a call for mass withdrawal of its members from the International Criminal Court (ICC), a group of... Read more
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Santa Monica Mirror
Ex-Parte Reform May Be Dead For At Least Two Yearsmost important proposed government reforms died without so much as a state Sena
Ex-Parte Reform May Be Dead For At Least Two Years
Santa Monica Mirror / Posted yesterday
most important proposed government reforms died without so much as a state Senate vote. Led by three-term Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto of the San Fernando Valley, advocates of the proposed changes wanted to limit private communications... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Risk Factor: Democracy turns on ZumocracySaturday, August 6, 2016 will be memorable for many reasons. It was the day the
Risk Factor: Democracy turns on Zumocracy
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
Saturday, August 6, 2016 will be memorable for many reasons. It was the day the final results of the 2016 local government elections were announced at the Independent Electoral Commission’s (IEC) results operations centre in Pretoria. It was the day... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
114 Roads - Give Us More, Residents Tell AmbodeIn the last one week, the Lagos State government has been pre-occupied with the
114 Roads - Give Us More, Residents Tell Ambode
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
In the last one week, the Lagos State government has been pre-occupied with the commissioning of inner roads, executed across the state under the 114-Road Project initiated by the Akinwunmi Ambode-led adminstration. The roads spread across the 57... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
UofL trustees testy over foundation audit, pleased SC tossed budget cuts(WAVE) - Dr. James Ramsey may have walked out as President of the University of
UofL trustees testy over foundation audit, pleased SC tossed budget cuts
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
(WAVE) - Dr. James Ramsey may have walked out as President of the University of Louisville and of the separate UofL Foundation, which has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the university and oversees its endowment funds. But his resignation... Read more
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Fort Saskatchewan The Record
Local MLA accused of wrongdoingLocal MLA Jessica Littlewood has been accused by members of the government’s op
Local MLA accused of wrongdoing
Fort Saskatchewan The Record / Posted 4 days ago
Local MLA Jessica Littlewood has been accused by members of the government’s opposition of making backroom deals prior to a special ethics committee’s recent meeting. Littlewood, who represents the riding of Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, temporarily... Read more
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London SE1
Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe projectBefore he was elected as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised an investigation i
Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project
London SE1 / Posted 5 days ago
Before he was elected as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised an investigation into the procurement process for the Garden Bridge. This week he announced that the review will be conducted by Dame Margaret Hodge MP, former chair of the Public Accounts... Read more
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Orange County Register
parte reforms dead, likely for two yearsthat the year’s most important proposed government reforms died without so much
parte reforms dead, likely for two years
Orange County Register / Posted 5 days ago
that the year’s most important proposed government reforms died without so much as a state Senate vote. Led by three-term Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Burbank, advocates of the proposed changes wanted to limit private communications between... Read more
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CircleID
Breaking Nonsense: Ted Cruz, IANA Transition and the Irony of LifeKarl Deutsch, the late nestor of political science, described world history as
Breaking Nonsense: Ted Cruz, IANA Transition and the Irony of Life
CircleID / Posted 5 days ago
Karl Deutsch, the late nestor of political science, described world history as the "history of side effects". Political actions, according to his theory, always have side effects which go out of control and constitute new history. The history of... Read more
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The Daily Californian
University announces members of chancellor search committeeThe university announced Monday the members of the advisory committee created t
University announces members of chancellor search committee
The Daily Californian / Posted 6 days ago
The university announced Monday the members of the advisory committee created to select UC Berkeley’s next chancellor, prompting student representatives to advocate for greater student say in the selection process. The committee of 17 members... Read more
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walesonline
There is growing racism among children in Wales, say teachersTeachers across Wales have revealed children as young as eight use shocking rac
There is growing racism among children in Wales, say teachers
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
Teachers across Wales have revealed children as young as eight use shocking racist insults. It published a survey showing one in four teachers polled had dealt with a racist incident at their school in the past year. The findings also listed a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How House of Reps May Resolve Budget ScandalFestus Owete in this analysis examines how the House of Representatives may app
How House of Reps May Resolve Budget Scandal
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Festus Owete in this analysis examines how the House of Representatives may approach the allegation of budget padding upon resumption on Tuesday. One issue that is certain to feature prominently as the House of Representatives reconvenes from its... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Sept. 20Family law judges to be held accountable Criticism of local family law judges
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Sept. 20
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Family law judges to be held accountable Criticism of local family law judges is warranted despite Randy Warren’s opinion that “criticism of local family law judges is unfair” (Marin Voice, Sept. 3). Family law judges have not been held accountable... Read more
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Daily News
Guarantee human dignityWe, the undersigned organisations and individuals, call on all members of the C
Guarantee human dignity
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
We, the undersigned organisations and individuals, call on all members of the Constitutional Assembly, and in particular the Steering Committee, to ensure that the new constitution of Sri Lanka is underpinned by a substantive recognition of the... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Statehouse Insider: Are you ready for the Madigan movie? Coming soon to a big (or more likely small) screen near you, Madigan, the doc
Statehouse Insider: Are you ready for the Madigan movie?
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 9 days ago
Coming soon to a big (or more likely small) screen near you, Madigan, the documentary. That’s Madigan as in House Speaker MICHAEL MADIGAN, D-Chicago, and documentary as in a one-hour... Read more
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Sunday Observer
JHU � totally disatisfied with anti- corruption campaign -ChampikaPatali Champika Ranawaka Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Cha
JHU � totally disatisfied with anti- corruption campaign -Champika
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 days ago
Patali Champika Ranawaka Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka explains how the JHU contributed to change the course of successive governments and why it should be considered a leading political force in the... Read more
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Orange County Register
A look at who's in state's gang databasemembers in a database used by law enforcement – and it’s likely that not all of
A look at who's in state's gang database
Orange County Register / Posted 9 days ago
members in a database used by law enforcement – and it’s likely that not all of them are aware. Under state law, information in the CalGang database is visible only to law enforcement officers, who use it as an investigative tool and intelligence... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Recession, Budget Padding in Focus As National Assembly ReconvenesAbuja — As the House of Representatives reconvenes on Tuesday, an issue that wo
Recession, Budget Padding in Focus As National Assembly Reconvenes
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Abuja — As the House of Representatives reconvenes on Tuesday, an issue that would dominate discourse when the lawmakers get down to business would definitely be how to tackle the economic recession plaguing the country. The body of Principal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
NGO Letter Regarding the Human Rights Situation in SudanOur organisations write to you in advance of the opening of the 33rd session of
NGO Letter Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Our organisations write to you in advance of the opening of the 33rd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council to share our serious concerns regarding the human rights and humanitarian situation in Sudan. Many of these abuses are detailed in... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Give Baltimore control over its policeCity Councilman Brandon M. Scott's idea to create an oversight committee to mon
Give Baltimore control over its police
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
City Councilman Brandon M. Scott's idea to create an oversight committee to monitor the Baltimore Police Department's efforts at community engagement is a good one. The recent report by the Department of Justice on the city police's record of civil... Read more
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The Hill
Activists twist Watergate to stigmatize corporate speechWhat does the Watergate scandal have to do with Citizens United and corporate c
Activists twist Watergate to stigmatize corporate speech
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
What does the Watergate scandal have to do with Citizens United and corporate contributions to super PACs and nonprofit organizations? About the former, very little; the latter, even less. Bruce Freed and Karl Sandstrom of the Center for Political... Read more
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walesonline
Wales to get guaranteed representation on the new BBC boardWales will have guaranteed representation on the new BBC board, the UK Governme
Wales to get guaranteed representation on the new BBC board
walesonline / Posted 11 days ago
Wales will have guaranteed representation on the new BBC board, the UK Government’s Culture Secretary has revealed as she published a draft charter for the broadcaster. For the first time the appointment will be agreed with the Welsh... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland Executive has imposed North Korean levels of secrecy, claims NesbittAnger is growing at Stormont over how money is being spent, with the Ulster Uni
Northern Ireland Executive has imposed North Korean levels of secrecy, claims Nesbitt
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
Anger is growing at Stormont over how money is being spent, with the Ulster Unionist leader accusing the Executive of "North Korean levels of secrecy". The row erupted after the SDLP sounded alarm bells that the DUP and Sinn Fein were withholding... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Watch live: Villaraigosa, CALmatters explain California’s new school accountability systemCALmatters, Cal State Long Beach and Southern California News Group will host “
Watch live: Villaraigosa, CALmatters explain California’s new school accountability system
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 12 days ago
CALmatters, Cal State Long Beach and Southern California News Group will host “A for Accountability: A Report Card on California’s New Public-School Assessments,” Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The event, at Cal State Long Beach, will live-stream... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
VDOE: 81 Percent of Schools Fully AccreditedFor a school to earn full accreditation, students must achieve adjusted pass ra
VDOE: 81 Percent of Schools Fully Accredited
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 12 days ago
For a school to earn full accreditation, students must achieve adjusted pass rates of at least 75 percent on English reading and writing SOL tests, and at least 70 percent on assessments in mathematics, science and history. High schools must also... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Sept. 14Lights and noise intrude on peaceful ‘respite’ Reading with interest Chris Liv
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Sept. 14
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 13 days ago
Lights and noise intrude on peaceful ‘respite’ Reading with interest Chris Livermore’s letter in support of field lights at Marin Catholic High School, I wonder if he realizes, according to Marin Catholic’s numbers, lights would be utilized 514... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Oil cash projects missingGeneral News of Tuesday, 13 September 2016 The Public Interest and Accountabil
Oil cash projects missing
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 13 days ago
General News of Tuesday, 13 September 2016 The Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has discovered that oil revenue allocated to three projects in Upper West and Northern regions might have gone into private pockets as a visit to the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
National Assembly Fails to Account for N9 Billion - Audit ReportThe National Assembly management failed to account for a total expenditure of o
National Assembly Fails to Account for N9 Billion - Audit Report
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
The National Assembly management failed to account for a total expenditure of over N9.4 billion in 2014, the latest audit report has revealed. The money included N9.39 billion for which no "documentary evidence" was provided and a N47 million to be... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
SPEFA Groups urged to form stronger CoalitionsRegional News of Monday, 12 September 2016 The Social Public Accountability an
SPEFA Groups urged to form stronger Coalitions
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 15 days ago
Regional News of Monday, 12 September 2016 The Social Public Accountability and Financial Accountability (SPEFA) Groups in the Bolgatanga Municipal of the Upper East Region , have been urged to form stronger coalitions to enable them engage the... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka, ‘festina lente’ - making haste, slowly: MangalaSamaraweera, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2016 in Slovenia said Sri Lanka was ‘m
Sri Lanka, ‘festina lente’ - making haste, slowly: Mangala
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Samaraweera, at the Bled Strategic Forum 2016 in Slovenia said Sri Lanka was ‘making haste slowly’, to achieve post-war reconciliation. “As you all know, Ladies and Gentlemen, reconciliation does not happen at once. It requires effort, hard work,... Read more
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Daily Press
Donation lockout, clearer laws among suggestions to curtail illegal contributions to legislatorsSenate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr., R-James City, said he bel
Donation lockout, clearer laws among suggestions to curtail illegal contributions to legislators
Daily Press / Posted 16 days ago
Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. "Tommy" Norment Jr., R-James City, said he believed that $227,000 of illegal in-session donations over the past five years reflected oversights and careless handling. The Daily Press first reported the figures in late... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Gota ally strongman Duminda to death row for Bharatha Lakshman murderto death for the first time in the country�s recent history when the Colombo Hi
Gota ally strongman Duminda to death row for Bharatha Lakshman murder
Sunday Observer / Posted 16 days ago
to death for the first time in the country�s recent history when the Colombo High Court decided to impose the death penalty on former MP Duminda Silva and four others in connection with Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra�s murder. Duminda Silva, a... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
California has a new, complex school accountability system. Here’s what you need to knowAfter months of drafting, revising and debating how best to measure and improve
California has a new, complex school accountability system. Here’s what you need to know
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
After months of drafting, revising and debating how best to measure and improve schools, the State Board of Education on Thursday will adopt key elements of a new and distinct school accountability system. The series of votes on Thursday will meet... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
New direction for school accountability explainedAfter months of drafting, revising and debating how best to measure and improve
New direction for school accountability explained
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 19 days ago
After months of drafting, revising and debating how best to measure and improve schools, the State Board of Education on Thursday will adopt key elements of a new and distinct school accountability system. The series of votes on Thursday will meet... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Will IPID go after the Hawks for its abuse of power?independent oversight of the South African Police Service and Municipal Police
Will IPID go after the Hawks for its abuse of power?
Daily Maverick / Posted 19 days ago
independent oversight of the South African Police Service and Municipal Police Services. This is provided for by section 206(6) of the South African Constitution. IPID has broad powers and is tasked with investigating allegations of misconduct... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial RoundupSept. 4 Los Angeles Daily News on reforming transportation in California: Tra
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 19 days ago
Sept. 4 Los Angeles Daily News on reforming transportation in California: Transportation is critical to the California economy and quality of life, but it is regularly given short shrift by legislators in Sacramento. Rather than fixing the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Presidency On G20 Leaders' CommuniqueG20 Leaders' Communique, Hangzhou Summit, 4-5 September 2016 1. We, the Leader
Presidency On G20 Leaders' Communique
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
G20 Leaders' Communique, Hangzhou Summit, 4-5 September 2016 1. We, the Leaders of the G20, met in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September 2016. 2. We met at a time when the global economic recovery is progressing, resilience is improved in some economies... Read more
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Eye Witness News
ConCourt slams Nhleko's handling of Ipid matter The court ruled that the way Nhleko dealt with McBride showed how invasive th
ConCourt slams Nhleko's handling of Ipid matter
Eye Witness News / Posted 20 days ago
The court ruled that the way Nhleko dealt with McBride showed how invasive the minister’s powers are. Suspended Ipid boss Robert McBride addresses the media at the Constitutional Court. Picture:... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Nigerian Corporate Law Is in Dire Need of Reform'Company Law and practice in Nigeria has in the past few years witnessed some ro
'Nigerian Corporate Law Is in Dire Need of Reform'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
Company Law and practice in Nigeria has in the past few years witnessed some robust development and new frontiers have continued to emerge. Professor Joseph Abugu has for almost three decades taught Company Law, pioneering and specialising in company... Read more
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New Kerala
Reconciliation and Waywardness - newkerala.com #114702Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management On August 28, 2016, Forei
Reconciliation and Waywardness - newkerala.com #114702
New Kerala / Posted 21 days ago
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management On August 28, 2016, Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera, while addressing a gathering in Point Pedro in the Northern Province, observed, We hope to be able to present the Constitution in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Reforming the Corruption-Ridden National Assembly Budgetary ProcessOn July 20, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the removal of the Chairman of the
Reforming the Corruption-Ridden National Assembly Budgetary Process
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 days ago
On July 20, Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced the removal of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin. Initially, it appeared to have been a non event because there is a long tradition of appointing and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Accountability - EAC Secretariat Should Lead By ExampleWasteful expenditure and irregular procurement are some of the outstanding issu
Accountability - EAC Secretariat Should Lead By Example
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 days ago
Wasteful expenditure and irregular procurement are some of the outstanding issues the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) wants the East African Community (EAC) secretariat to address urgently. This was raised on Friday last week as lawmakers... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
When it comes to English, girls still rule big-timeThis Aug. 30, 2016 staff file photo shows Nary Hour, transitional kindergarten
When it comes to English, girls still rule big-time
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 23 days ago
This Aug. 30, 2016 staff file photo shows Nary Hour, transitional kindergarten teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in Long Beach, prepares her classroom for the first day of school. Photo by Brittany Murray/Long Beach Press-Telegram/File By Matt... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Wallace: Leadership means listeningUnified School District, Douglas County School District, South Tahoe Public Uti
Wallace: Leadership means listening
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 23 days ago
Unified School District, Douglas County School District, South Tahoe Public Utility District and Lake Valley Fire Protection District a series of questions. We are running the responses in the order received. Tamara Wallace is running for one of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Proposal for three state casinos makes ballotA proposed constitutional amendment to authorize up to three casinos in southwe
Proposal for three state casinos makes ballot
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
A proposed constitutional amendment to authorize up to three casinos in southwestern and Northwest Arkansas -- and controlled by two Missouri businessmen's companies -- will be on the Nov. 8 ballot, the secretary of state's office said... Read more
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Daily Maverick
South Africa needs Integrity CommissionCommentators and the twitterati are abuzz, describing the symptoms of the war o
South Africa needs Integrity Commission
Daily Maverick / Posted 25 days ago
Commentators and the twitterati are abuzz, describing the symptoms of the war of attrition at present, in progress in and between the centres of power in the South African body politic. General anxiety in the land has spawned local use of the hashtag... Read more
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NBC News
Without local school boards, parents in poor communities lose voteEditor's Note: This report is part of a project on voting rights in America pro
Without local school boards, parents in poor communities lose vote
NBC News / Posted 25 days ago
Editor's Note: This report is part of a project on voting rights in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. In at least 20 states, lawmakers have stripped locally elected school board members of their power in impoverished, mostly... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
PAC Chair Gumbo Differs With Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga Over War on GraftThe Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly has denied that lawmaker
PAC Chair Gumbo Differs With Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga Over War on Graft
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
The Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly has denied that lawmakers were being influenced by Jubilee or Cord to derail the fight against corruption. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga had on Monday and Tuesday,... Read more
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