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The Morning Sun
LegislativePITTSBURG — Local lawmakers met with roughly 20 constituents during a legislati
Legislative
The Morning Sun / Posted 9 hours ago
PITTSBURG — Local lawmakers met with roughly 20 constituents during a legislative update at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday evening.Rep. Adam Lusker (D-Frontenac) and Chuck Smith (R-Pittsburg) talked about committees they sit on,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas Children's Cabinet members rebuke leader over actions taken without consultationMembers of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet rebuked the group’s leader Friday afte
Kansas Children's Cabinet members rebuke leader over actions taken without consultation
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 hours ago
Members of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet rebuked the group’s leader Friday after she developed a series of funding recommendations with Gov. Sam Brownback for early childhood programs without the group’s approval that nevertheless purported to come... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerhardest-working families” [The Hill]. “She added that the agreement ‘would tilt
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
hardest-working families” [The Hill]. “She added that the agreement ‘would tilt the playing field even more in favor of a big multinational corporations and against working families.'” “Clinton also stated that she will not lobby against... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas House rejects constitutional amendment on Supreme Court selectionThe Republican-dominated House rejected a state constitutional amendment Thursd
Kansas House rejects constitutional amendment on Supreme Court selection
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
The Republican-dominated House rejected a state constitutional amendment Thursday that would require a statewide vote on repealing the process used for more than half a century to select justices for the Kansas Supreme Court. Critics of the high... Read more
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Gawker
Hillary Clinton Is In Some Kind of Email Shit Againthat U.S. authorities will attempt to indict the front-runner candidate for mis
Hillary Clinton Is In Some Kind of Email Shit Again
Gawker / Posted yesterday
that U.S. authorities will attempt to indict the front-runner candidate for mishandling classified information as Secretary of State—a move that would almost certainly help derail Clinton’s entire campaign. Today is not a good day for those... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Mo. historic preservation group petitions lawmakers for fundingpast, the better prepared you are for the future.” Those words, attributed to T
Mo. historic preservation group petitions lawmakers for funding
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 2 days ago
past, the better prepared you are for the future.” Those words, attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, have come to be something of a rallying cry for history lovers and preservationists. A petition circulating online is taking a proactive step to... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas judicial selection amendment stays alive, short two-thirds margin to passHouse proponents of an amendment to the state Constitution overhauling selectio
Kansas judicial selection amendment stays alive, short two-thirds margin to pass
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
House proponents of an amendment to the state Constitution overhauling selection of Kansas Supreme Court justices Wednesday fell 15 votes shy of the necessary two-thirds majority required to advance the measure to the Senate. Republican advocates of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Measure in Kansas House committee would open state collective bargaining to publicA House committee mulled legislation Tuesday that would place collective bargai
Measure in Kansas House committee would open state collective bargaining to public
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
A House committee mulled legislation Tuesday that would place collective bargaining between Kansas and labor unions under the state’s open meetings and records law. The main concern lawmakers had with House Bill 2325 was the language surrounding... Read more
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Philly.com
Kansas among several states looking to ban sanctuary citiesThe many state measures follow a failed effort in Congress last year after Stei
Kansas among several states looking to ban sanctuary cities
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
The many state measures follow a failed effort in Congress last year after Steinle's death. Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would have cracked down on sanctuary cities, characterizing it as anti-immigration policy that echoed the rhetoric... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Measure in committee would open state collective bargaining to publicA House committee mulled legislation Tuesday that would place collective bargai
Measure in committee would open state collective bargaining to public
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
A House committee mulled legislation Tuesday that would place collective bargaining between Kansas and labor unions under the state’s open meetings and records law. The main concern lawmakers had with House Bill 2325 was the language surrounding... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Lady Gaga to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl Straight off her Golden Globes win, Lady Gaga will be singing the national an
Lady Gaga to Sing National Anthem at the Super Bowl
KCEN-TV / Posted 3 days ago
Straight off her Golden Globes win, Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem at the upcoming Super Bowl. More >> Straight off her Golden... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Kansas among several states looking to ban sanctuary citiesTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers returning to work are putting immigration i
Kansas among several states looking to ban sanctuary cities
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 3 days ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State lawmakers returning to work are putting immigration issues on the agenda, with Kansas among about a dozen states considering measures against so-called sanctuary cities that would bar local law enforcement officials from... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
2016 guide to caucuses, elections in NevadaThe Nevada "First in the West" caucuses are quickly approaching and we have the
2016 guide to caucuses, elections in Nevada
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 4 days ago
The Nevada "First in the West" caucuses are quickly approaching and we have the rundown of everything you need to know for the 2016 presidential election. The earlier caucuses only started in Nevada in 2008. The purpose of the caucuses is to select... Read more
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The Advocate
All the Crazy That Iowa Has Given Us Over the YearsThe political spotlight shines on Iowa today, as the state holds its presidenti
All the Crazy That Iowa Has Given Us Over the Years
The Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
The political spotlight shines on Iowa today, as the state holds its presidential caucus — its alternative to a primary — making it the first in the nation to register a preference for candidates for commander in chief. But the caucus and Iowa... Read more
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Reuters
The frequent-flyer U.S. Congress: lawmakers work less in DClawmakers have been spending fewer and fewer days working in Washington since t
The frequent-flyer U.S. Congress: lawmakers work less in DC
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
lawmakers have been spending fewer and fewer days working in Washington since the late 2000s, according to a Reuters review of Congressional records going back 18 years. WASHINGTON Anyone seeking a table at Carmine's Italian restaurant near Capitol... Read more
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Marshalltown Times-Republican
Sen. Sodders hosts public forum at TremontEight area residents joined two media representatives in asking Sodders questio
Sen. Sodders hosts public forum at Tremont
Marshalltown Times-Republican / Posted 6 days ago
Eight area residents joined two media representatives in asking Sodders questions. Education funding Sodders said the senate has proposed increasing education funding at three percent, the house of representatives two percent, and Gov. Terry... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Super Bowl Crews Accidentally Paint Broncos Logo on Both End Zonesgrounds crew at Levi's Stadium: The Carolina Panthers are in the Super Bowl, to
Super Bowl Crews Accidentally Paint Broncos Logo on Both End Zones
KCEN-TV / Posted 7 days ago
grounds crew at Levi's Stadium: The Carolina Panthers are in the Super Bowl, too. Armour: The Real Reason Behind Criticism of Cam NewtonArmour: The Real Reason Behind Criticism of Cam Newton The quarterback runs into the end zone, spikes the... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Super Bowl Tickets For a house? No Way! Brian Lusk’s phone has been ringing off the hook the past few days with peopl
Super Bowl Tickets For a house? No Way!
KCEN-TV / Posted 8 days ago
Brian Lusk’s phone has been ringing off the hook the past few days with people interested in his house. More >> Brian Lusk’s phone has been ringing off the hook the past... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Floyd Bledsoe, exonerated in 1999 murder: 'The death penalty is unjust'after he was released from prison, his conviction for a murder he didn’t commit
Floyd Bledsoe, exonerated in 1999 murder: 'The death penalty is unjust'
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
after he was released from prison, his conviction for a murder he didn’t commit wiped from the record, Floyd Bledsoe urged Kansas legislators to repeal the state’s death penalty law Thursday. “We must stop the death penalty today,” he said.... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Delaware near historic vote on death penaltyto repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision
Delaware near historic vote on death penalty
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 9 days ago
to repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision that could end the practice in the state will be before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Both sides are gearing up for the vote — lobbying lawmakers... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Delaware near historic vote on death penaltyto repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision
Delaware near historic vote on death penalty
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 9 days ago
to repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision that could end the practice in the state will be before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Both sides are gearing up for the vote — lobbying lawmakers... Read more
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First Coast News
Delaware near historic vote on death penaltyto repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision
Delaware near historic vote on death penalty
First Coast News / Posted 9 days ago
to repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision that could end the practice in the state will be before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Both sides are gearing up for the vote — lobbying lawmakers... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Delaware near historic vote on death penaltyto repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision
Delaware near historic vote on death penalty
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 9 days ago
to repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision that could end the practice in the state will be before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Both sides are gearing up for the vote — lobbying lawmakers... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Delaware near historic vote on death penaltyto repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision
Delaware near historic vote on death penalty
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 9 days ago
to repeal Delaware's death penalty was improbable, but now a historic decision that could end the practice in the state will be before the House of Representatives on Thursday. Both sides are gearing up for the vote — lobbying lawmakers... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Kansas State, Fort Hays State presidents shine a light on higher educationThe veteran president of Kansas State University and relative newcomer leading
Kansas State, Fort Hays State presidents shine a light on higher education
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
The veteran president of Kansas State University and relative newcomer leading Fort Hays State University shared Wednesday with state representatives nuggets of achievement and future plans for those state universities. KSU President Kirk Schulz,... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Organization calls for more investigators of child-on-child sexual abuseA statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse is requesting Miss
Organization calls for more investigators of child-on-child sexual abuse
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
A statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse is requesting Missouri lawmakers increase funding for added caseworkers investigating child-on-child sexual abuse. Emily van Schenkhof, deputy director of Missouri KidsFirst, testified in... Read more
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Maneater
Missouri legislators could bring changes to state campusesThere are numerous bills currently being drafted and debated in the Missouri Ho
Missouri legislators could bring changes to state campuses
Maneater / Posted 10 days ago
There are numerous bills currently being drafted and debated in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Senate that have the power to change various policies and procedures at MU. HB 1637 — Any student in the state of Missouri graduating after... Read more
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The San Angelo Standard-Times
Beef back in the spotlightA number of issues will confront the nation's cattle raisers attending the 118t
Beef back in the spotlight
The San Angelo Standard-Times / Posted 10 days ago
A number of issues will confront the nation's cattle raisers attending the 118th annual convention of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, which starts Wednesday in San Diego. Of special interest to both ranchers and consumers will be the beef... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Lottery renews effort to bring electronic dispensers to KansasThe Kansas Lottery resumed a pitch to legislators Tuesday on behalf of a reform
Lottery renews effort to bring electronic dispensers to Kansas
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
The Kansas Lottery resumed a pitch to legislators Tuesday on behalf of a reform that would allow 325 retailers to make use of electronic dispensers to market tickets in a manner similar to stores in Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado. Sherriene... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Missouri House passes voter ID measuresMissouri voters may soon need to take more to the polling place. The Missouri
Missouri House passes voter ID measures
KY3 Springfield / Posted 11 days ago
Missouri voters may soon need to take more to the polling place. The Missouri House of Representatives passed two bills that would strengthen the state's voter ID's laws. The measures would require a voter show a photo ID, like a drivers license,... Read more
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FOX Business
New York Rebounds After Blizzard, Washington Shuts Down GovernmentNew York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of
New York Rebounds After Blizzard, Washington Shuts Down Government
FOX Business / Posted 12 days ago
New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and local offices planned to remain closed on... Read more
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FOX Business
New York Rebounds After Blizzard, Washington Shuts Down GovernmentNew York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of
New York Rebounds After Blizzard, Washington Shuts Down Government
FOX Business / Posted 12 days ago
New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and local offices planned to remain closed on... Read more
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iol.co.za
New Yorkers emerge after ‘Snowzilla’New York/Washington - New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard t
New Yorkers emerge after ‘Snowzilla’
iol.co.za / Posted 12 days ago
New York/Washington - New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the US East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and local offices and schools... Read more
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Swissinfo
New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down governmentIan Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City emerged on Sunday fr
New York rebounds after blizzard, Washington shuts down government
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York City emerged on Sunday from a massive blizzard that paralysed much of the U.S. East Coast, while snowy gridlock gripped the nation's capital and surrounding areas, where federal, state and... Read more
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Swissinfo
Washington shuts down government, New York rebounds after blizzardBy Frank McGurty and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington sh
Washington shuts down government, New York rebounds after blizzard
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
By Frank McGurty and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington shut down U.S. federal government offices on Monday, while New York prepared for a normal workday following the worst snowstorm in decades to ravage the U.S. East Coast, as... Read more
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Swissinfo
New York rebounds from blizzard, D.C. stuck in snowy gridlockBy Frank McGurty and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a d
New York rebounds from blizzard, D.C. stuck in snowy gridlock
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
By Frank McGurty and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a day of hunkering down, New Yorkers and Washingtonians surged back into the streets on Sunday after a massive blizzard brought much of the U.S. East Coast to a standstill,... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without footballbig headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without football
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 12 days ago
big headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a historic blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the east coast, we deserve a break from winter weather. Luckily, Mother Nature decided to... Read more
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KIVI Boise
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without footballbig headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without football
KIVI Boise / Posted 12 days ago
big headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a historic blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the east coast, we deserve a break from winter weather. Luckily, Mother Nature decided to... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without footballbig headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without football
KGTV San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
big headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a historic blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the east coast, we deserve a break from winter weather. Luckily, Mother Nature decided to... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without footballbig headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without football
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 12 days ago
big headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a historic blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the east coast, we deserve a break from winter weather. Luckily, Mother Nature decided to... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without footballbig headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a
The Week Ahead: Digging out, debating, and surviving without football
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 12 days ago
big headlines that will be dominating next week's news cycle. WEATHER After a historic blizzard dumped nearly three feet of snow on parts of the east coast, we deserve a break from winter weather. Luckily, Mother Nature decided to... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Myth Busting: Voter IDs Have Been Part of the U.S. Landscape since 1970!Coming upon the above information, that voter IDs as part of the suffrage exper
Myth Busting: Voter IDs Have Been Part of the U.S. Landscape since 1970!
Op-Ed News / Posted 15 days ago
Coming upon the above information, that voter IDs as part of the suffrage experience have been around since 1970, was a surprise. I am including below a draft from chapter 1 of my forthcoming book, Ballots or Bill$: The Future of Democracy? Or, Why... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Voter ID proposals move forward in HouseRepublicans’ decade-long effort to add an ID requirement for voters won initial
Voter ID proposals move forward in House
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Republicans’ decade-long effort to add an ID requirement for voters won initial approval Wednesday in the Missouri House of Representatives. In a voice vote, lawmakers finalized the language of a bill and a constitutional amendment aimed at... Read more
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The Morning Sun
Jenkins sees no quick changesPITTSBURG — Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins fielded a variety of concerns fro
Jenkins sees no quick changes
The Morning Sun / Posted 16 days ago
PITTSBURG — Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins fielded a variety of concerns from Pittsburg area residents on Wednesday during an informal question and answer session that focused on challenges facing U.S. industry, rural health care and issues for... Read more
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Cincinnati CityBeat
Worst Week Ever! Jan. 20-26get things that are stupid and annoying. Chemistry is real! After the Bengals'
Worst Week Ever! Jan. 20-26
Cincinnati CityBeat / Posted 16 days ago
get things that are stupid and annoying. Chemistry is real! After the Bengals' most recent crushing defeat that made parts of your heart and head hurt that you didn’t even know were part of you, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune suggested... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
House committee begins exploration of merit pay for K-12 teachersK-12 educators but didn't outline a specific plan during a legislative hearing
House committee begins exploration of merit pay for K-12 teachers
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
K-12 educators but didn't outline a specific plan during a legislative hearing that attracted opposition to the idea from representatives of three education organizations. The governor raised the prospect of introducing a statewide compensation... Read more
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Marshalltown Times-Republican
Former President Clinton campaigns for Hillary in MarshalltownThus are the words of former President Bill Clinton, who embarked on a several
Former President Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Marshalltown
Marshalltown Times-Republican / Posted 21 days ago
Thus are the words of former President Bill Clinton, who embarked on a several days-long journey through Iowa, stopping at Marshalltown Community College Friday afternoon to campaign for his wife Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United... Read more
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The News & Observer
Congress faces rising pressure to help rejected nuclear workersworkers | News & Observer January 14, 2016 4:32 PM Tens of thousands of sic
Congress faces rising pressure to help rejected nuclear workers
The News & Observer / Posted 22 days ago
workers | News & Observer January 14, 2016 4:32 PM Tens of thousands of sick employees have been denied help Critics question what happened after U.S. spent $12 billion Sens.... Read more
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The Christian Post
How Pro-Life Is Your State?A major pro-life organization released its annual list of the most pro-life sta
How Pro-Life Is Your State?
The Christian Post / Posted 23 days ago
A major pro-life organization released its annual list of the most pro-life states in America. Americans United for Life released the 2016 Life List, which ranked the 50 States according to the extent to which the state advanced legislative and... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality CheckPresident Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, f
State Of The Union And NPR's Live Reality Check
KPBS San Diego / Posted 24 days ago
President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, followed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican address. Below the video from PBS NewsHour, NPR reporters provided live analysis of the president's... Read more
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