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Philly.com
Efforts to restore felons' voting rights cause deep dividefor some felons to vote, but very few passed, especially in legislatures contro
Efforts to restore felons' voting rights cause deep divide
Philly.com / Posted 12 hours ago
for some felons to vote, but very few passed, especially in legislatures controlled by Republicans, News21 found in an analysis of state legislative measures nationwide. Debate and decisions about restoring voting rights to felons often follow... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
the Kogi Electorate and the Burden of Justice, By Kogi Lawyers for DemocracyBello of Kogi State by various aggrieved parsons, especially James Abiodun Fale
the Kogi Electorate and the Burden of Justice, By Kogi Lawyers for Democracy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
Bello of Kogi State by various aggrieved parsons, especially James Abiodun Faleke. It was a moonshine blend of faulty analysis, wishful thinking and thinly-veiled contempt for the Judiciary. Apparently they were not too pleased that she dared... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
‘Peace of Colombia’: Govt, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century warsessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in th
‘Peace of Colombia’: Govt, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 14 hours ago
sessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in the lower house and five in the Senate for two legislative periods lasting until 2026. After that the former rebels will have to prove their political relevancy at the... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century warsessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in th
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 15 hours ago
sessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in the lower house and five in the Senate for two legislative periods lasting until 2026. After that the former rebels will have to prove their political relevancy at the... Read more
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Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century warsessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in th
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
Parkersburg News and Sentinel / Posted 16 hours ago
sessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in the lower house and five in the Senate for two legislative periods lasting until 2026. After that the former rebels will have to prove their political relevancy at the... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century warsessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in th
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
The Seattle Times / Posted 17 hours ago
sessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in the lower house and five in the Senate for two legislative periods lasting until 2026. After that the former rebels will have to prove their political relevancy at the... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century warsessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in th
Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century war
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 18 hours ago
sessions, both sides agreed to guarantee the FARC a minimum of five seats in the lower house and five in the Senate for two legislative periods lasting until 2026. After that the former rebels will have to prove their political relevancy at the... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
A look at Okaloosa County candidatesCandidates for public office in Okaloosa County were asked to provide informati
A look at Okaloosa County candidates
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 23 hours ago
Candidates for public office in Okaloosa County were asked to provide information concerning their candidacy. The following individuals responded to the Daily News request. PROPERTY APPRAISER Name: John Holguin Party: Republican Current job:... Read more
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Billboard
'Blurred Lines' Creators Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Marvin Gaye Family's Trial Victorysound recordings weren't covered under federal law. Gaye's "Got to Give It Up"
'Blurred Lines' Creators Urge Appeals Court to Reverse Marvin Gaye Family's Trial Victory
Billboard / Posted yesterday
sound recordings weren't covered under federal law. Gaye's "Got to Give It Up" was one of the last songs before a legislative change went into effect, and as a result, only what was deposited with the U.S. Copyright Office was protected.... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politicsresearch report by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, Patronage
Tumultuous times for South Africa as it enters the era of coalition politics
Mail & Guardian / Posted yesterday
research report by the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection, Patronage Politics Divides Us, is edifying. Its analysis shows that the edifice of municipalities’ institutional disposition in South Africa is patronage. Their... Read more
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Ballard News-Tribune
Mayor Murray hires director of homelessnessthat captured a Democratic majority in the State House. More recently, Scarola
Mayor Murray hires director of homelessness
Ballard News-Tribune / Posted yesterday
that captured a Democratic majority in the State House. More recently, Scarola served the League of Education Voters as Legislative Director from 2003 to 2012. This year, Scarola returned from Hefei, China where he was lecturing at the... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Q&A with NCAA enforcement VP while awaiting Louisville investigation updateprocess works. What follows is a slightly edited version of Duncan’s 34-minute
Q&A with NCAA enforcement VP while awaiting Louisville investigation update
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 2 days ago
process works. What follows is a slightly edited version of Duncan’s 34-minute telephone interview with WDRB from Duncan’s office Tuesday morning. WDRB: What do you believe are the biggest misconceptions the average college fan might have about... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Tobacco companies mislead voters in radio adlegal responsibility to remove false and misleading information from their airw
Tobacco companies mislead voters in radio ad
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
legal responsibility to remove false and misleading information from their airwaves. Here’s the text of the ad and an analysis to sort fact from fiction: “Have you heard about Prop 56? The wealthy special interests behind it are telling us... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Statement On the Cabinet Lekgotla of August 2016Guesthouse in Pretoria. The August 2016 Cabinet Lekgotla marked the halfway po
Statement On the Cabinet Lekgotla of August 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Guesthouse in Pretoria. The August 2016 Cabinet Lekgotla marked the halfway point of the Fifth Administration's term of office. Cabinet Lekgotla took time to congratulate South Africa for a peaceful, free and fair Local Government Election that... Read more
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The Mercury News
Sacramento's new 'slush funds': Ballot measure committeesa union of state, county and municipal workers. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated P
Sacramento's new 'slush funds': Ballot measure committees
The Mercury News / Posted 3 days ago
a union of state, county and municipal workers. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press Archives) A Bay Area News Group analysis shows that the number of candidate-controlled ballot measure committees has skyrocketed from six to at least three... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Customs Moves to Review Cema Actby the immediate past administration of the NCS adding that they could not get
Customs Moves to Review Cema Act
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
by the immediate past administration of the NCS adding that they could not get presidential assent after undergoing the legislative processes. Ali said that review process by the last administration, therefore lapsed and, "the present... Read more
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PhysOrg
What does social science say about how a female president might lead?season, the latest campaign foibles can sometimes obscure the unprecedented fac
What does social science say about how a female president might lead?
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
season, the latest campaign foibles can sometimes obscure the unprecedented fact that one major-party candidate for highest office in the United States is a woman. In a country where women have held the right to vote since 1920, it would be a major... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Trump Campaign, Strauss Legacy in U.S Politicspromoting and fundraising for GOP candidates, serving as a staging ground for n
Trump Campaign, Strauss Legacy in U.S Politics
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
promoting and fundraising for GOP candidates, serving as a staging ground for numerous network employees to prep runs for office, championing Republicans' legislative goals, and systematically smearing and lying about an immeasurable number of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
PBOs Now Play More Active Role in Budget ProcessThe emergence of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) concept in recent times
PBOs Now Play More Active Role in Budget Process
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The emergence of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) concept in recent times has seen more Parliaments from developing countries playing a more active role in the budgeting process of their countries. This observation emerged during a discussion... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speaker Welcomes Delegates to PBO's International ConferenceThe Parliament of the Republic of South Africa is excited about the impact that
Speaker Welcomes Delegates to PBO's International Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa is excited about the impact that its Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) has made so far since its inception in 2013, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, told delegates from different... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Speech By National Assembly Speaker, Ms Baleka Mbete, Opening the Parliamentary Budget Office International ConferenceDevelopment Agenda Honourable Thandi Modise, honourable members, members of th
Speech By National Assembly Speaker, Ms Baleka Mbete, Opening the Parliamentary Budget Office International Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Development Agenda Honourable Thandi Modise, honourable members, members of the advisory board of the Parliamentary Budget Office, professor Jahedand all our guests, I welcome you. We are happy to have you here to participate and share in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Closing Remarks By the Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesWe have reached the end of the First Parliamentary Budget Office Conference und
Closing Remarks By the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
We have reached the end of the First Parliamentary Budget Office Conference under the theme - "the role of African Parliaments Fiscal oversight: contribution to the African development agenda". My task is simple as I have been requested to provide... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Nationally New Laws Force Voters to Navigate Maze of Requirements - Nationally New Laws Force Voters to Navigate Maze of Requirements by Emily L. Mahoney/News21 The Texas Tribune Aug. 20 2016 CINCINNATI – With the presidential election less than t...including Texas passed 37 different new voting requirements that they said were
Nationally New Laws Force Voters to Navigate Maze of Requirements - Nationally New Laws Force Voters to Navigate Maze of Requirements by Emily L. Mahoney/News21 The Texas Tribune Aug. 20 2016 CINCINNATI – With the presidential election less than t...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 4 days ago
including Texas passed 37 different new voting requirements that they said were needed to prevent voter fraud, a News21 analysis found. More than a third of those changes require voters to show specified government-issued photo IDs at the polls... Read more
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The Mercury News
Sacramento's new 'slush funds': Ballot measure committeesa union of state, county and municipal workers. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated P
Sacramento's new 'slush funds': Ballot measure committees
The Mercury News / Posted 4 days ago
a union of state, county and municipal workers. (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press Archives) A Bay Area News Group analysis shows that the number of candidate-controlled ballot measure committees has skyrocketed from six to at least three... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Jerry Brown & abuse of eminent domainAs mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he
Jerry Brown & abuse of eminent domain
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor’s office in 2011 and inherited a $25 billion budget shortfall. Feeling the squeeze, Brown saw an opportunity to make $1.7 billion by eliminating... Read more
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Breitbart
Texas AG OK's Prayer in Court Over Atheist Group's ObjectionsDirector of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct (“Commission”) requested t
Texas AG OK's Prayer in Court Over Atheist Group's Objections
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
Director of the State Commission on Judicial Conduct (“Commission”) requested the attorney general opinion. As noted on the Office of Attorney General (OAG) website, the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Government Code grants the attorney general... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
The Brief: In Texas Trump Poll Watcher Plan Spurs Little Comment - The Brief: In Texas Trump Poll Watcher Plan Spurs Little Comment by John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 19 2016 The Big Conversation With their party's presidential nominee warnin...month about protecting the integrity of elections. ... But they have not addres
The Brief: In Texas Trump Poll Watcher Plan Spurs Little Comment - The Brief: In Texas Trump Poll Watcher Plan Spurs Little Comment by John Reynolds The Texas Tribune Aug. 19 2016 The Big Conversation With their party's presidential nominee warnin...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
month about protecting the integrity of elections. ... But they have not addressed Trump’s poll-watching effort. Abbott’s office declined to comment for this story. A spokeswoman for Paxton said she was asking her boss if he’d like to comment; he... Read more
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Providence Business News
Will leaders emerge to avert a looming municipal pension and benefit crisis?It wasn't for lack of trying, said former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who said he c
Will leaders emerge to avert a looming municipal pension and benefit crisis?
Providence Business News / Posted 6 days ago
It wasn't for lack of trying, said former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, who said he couldn't get any political traction for legislative packages that would have offered communities more flexibility in reducing the burden. It made no sense to leave... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Why the guns-on-campus debate matters for American higher educationnot inside buildings. This restriction kept down the number of people carrying
Why the guns-on-campus debate matters for American higher education
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 7 days ago
not inside buildings. This restriction kept down the number of people carrying weapons legally on campus. During the 2015 legislative session, a majority of Republicans pushed the idea to allow guns on campus. University administrators, faculty,... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Pro-tobacco tax ad mostly rings truea series of claims about tobacco’s toll on society and the benefits of raising
Pro-tobacco tax ad mostly rings true
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 8 days ago
a series of claims about tobacco’s toll on society and the benefits of raising taxes. Here’s a description of the ad and an analysis of the pro-tax coalition’s claims. It’s out there targeting our kids, hooking more each year. Smoking is still... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Why the guns-campus debate matters for American higher educationnot inside buildings. This restriction kept down the number of people carrying
Why the guns-campus debate matters for American higher education
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
not inside buildings. This restriction kept down the number of people carrying weapons legally on campus. During the 2015 legislative session, a majority of Republicans pushed the idea to allow guns on campus. University administrators, faculty,... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
DDS layoffs to reach 605 as state moves to privatize servicesclear that there will be no loss in services available," said Chris McClure, a
DDS layoffs to reach 605 as state moves to privatize services
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
clear that there will be no loss in services available," said Chris McClure, a spokesman for the governor's budget office.The overwhelming majority – 92 percent – of the 3,734 DDS clients who need housing live in privately run facilities,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Ebo Quansah Won't Vote for Mahamastate mantra over the period, it finally came to light that it is the slogan fo
Why Ebo Quansah Won't Vote for Mahama
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
state mantra over the period, it finally came to light that it is the slogan for the NDC to fight the 2016 Presidential and Legislative Elections. If you ask me why I have a problem or two with the NDC as a political concept, I would not hesitate... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Brown, Lawson and Holloway bios and questionnaireswilling to work across the aisle in Congress. Gridlock has halted the progress
Brown, Lawson and Holloway bios and questionnaires
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
willing to work across the aisle in Congress. Gridlock has halted the progress of our government, and does not allow the legislative process to operate. In my 28 years in the state legislature, I always worked across the aisle. However, it was in... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Lane-splitting bill barely moves the needleit’s been like pulling teeth for him to get some common-sense rules of the road
Lane-splitting bill barely moves the needle
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
it’s been like pulling teeth for him to get some common-sense rules of the road. Quirk, a Hayward Democrat, finally won legislative approval for a bill this session, and it landed on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk last Wednesday. But the measure –... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Wasserman Schultz v. Canova in a battle with little love lostdebate between U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Nova Southeast
Wasserman Schultz v. Canova in a battle with little love lost
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
debate between U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Nova Southeastern University law professor Tim Canova. For analysis of who did better and why, plus all the topics covered, check out Man's story. But the short answer is that, for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Reviving Mining - a Four-Point Plangoverning the sector to make it more attractive to investors. In the medium ter
Reviving Mining - a Four-Point Plan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
governing the sector to make it more attractive to investors. In the medium term, they should push smaller, manageable legislative changes, rather than an all-encompassing Bill. The travails of the Petroleum Industry Bill are instructive here.... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Questions linger on marijuana proposition's detailsclaims in voters guides. A Sacramento judge ruled on that suit Friday in a deci
Questions linger on marijuana proposition's details
The Record Searchlight / Posted 10 days ago
claims in voters guides. A Sacramento judge ruled on that suit Friday in a decision both sides called a victory. An analysis of Proposition 64 shows some details are clear as glass. But plenty of confusion — and concerns — remain, such as a... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘Revenue neutral’ carbon-tax initiative could cost state $675 million— saying it would balance out its tax increase with tax cuts to have little net
‘Revenue neutral’ carbon-tax initiative could cost state $675 million
The Seattle Times / Posted 11 days ago
— saying it would balance out its tax increase with tax cuts to have little net impact on the state budget. But a state analysis calls that into question, estimating Initiative 732 would cut overall state tax collections by about $675 million... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
BUSINESS PEOPLEHoganTaylor has announced that Ginger Meister has been named senior manager, ta
BUSINESS PEOPLE
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
HoganTaylor has announced that Ginger Meister has been named senior manager, tax department of the Little Rock office. Chris Little, president of Related Product Sales, has been named board chairman of Architecture and Design Network. Dr. Amit... Read more
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Daily Record
Morristown veteran fighting for pot for PTSDthe states that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug
Morristown veteran fighting for pot for PTSD
Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
the states that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug if they have been diagnosed with PTSD, an analysis of state marijuana laws shows. Christie has had an arm’s-length relationship with the state’s medical marijuana... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Analysis: Turnbull's GST pledge - miracle or mirage? The week started with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett under friendly fi
Analysis: Turnbull's GST pledge - miracle or mirage?
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
The week started with West Australian Premier Colin Barnett under friendly fire from his alliance partner, as new Nationals leader Brendon Grylls declared the State Government had no credible... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
California’s foster care prescribers fuel the medication of vulnerable kids with antipsychoticsclass of psychiatric drugs with some of the most harmful side effects. The star
California’s foster care prescribers fuel the medication of vulnerable kids with antipsychotics
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
class of psychiatric drugs with some of the most harmful side effects. The startling numbers are revealed as part of a new analysis of Medi-Cal pharmacy data, which the news organization obtained through a public records request. These same... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
N.J. veterans fight to use medical marijuana for treatment of PTSD [video]states that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug if
N.J. veterans fight to use medical marijuana for treatment of PTSD [video]
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 12 days ago
states that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug if they have been diagnosed with PTSD, a Record analysis of state marijuana laws shows. Christie has had an arm’s-length relationship with the state’s medical marijuana... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Federal Suit Challenges SC 'Disturbing Schools' Lawthough Greenville County's referrals per 1,000 public school students was the 1
Federal Suit Challenges SC 'Disturbing Schools' Law
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 12 days ago
though Greenville County's referrals per 1,000 public school students was the 18th-highest in the state for 2014, The News’ analysis found. Pickens County ranked 10th that year in referrals per 1,000 public school students. The federal suit filed... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Minnesota faces a mental health care crisisor in acute psychosis—can't always access beds meant for their treatment. Dr.
Minnesota faces a mental health care crisis
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 12 days ago
or in acute psychosis—can't always access beds meant for their treatment. Dr. Peter Henry, Essentia Health chief medical officer, said the study didn't include emergency departments or medical units like intensive care units, which are dealing... Read more
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Daily Journal
WATCH: NJ vets fight to use medical marijuana for PTSDstates that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug if
WATCH: NJ vets fight to use medical marijuana for PTSD
Daily Journal / Posted 12 days ago
states that have established medical marijuana programs can obtain the drug if they have been diagnosed with PTSD, a Record analysis of state marijuana laws shows. Christie has had an arm’s-length relationship with the state’s medical marijuana... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Opponents of legal pot can argue kids could be exposed to candy, brownie ads“could” instead of “will” be exposed to the ads. She agreed with the oppositio
Opponents of legal pot can argue kids could be exposed to candy, brownie ads
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
“could” instead of “will” be exposed to the ads. She agreed with the opposition’s complaint that proponents overstated an analysis from the Legislative Analyst’s Office on the financial effects of the measure. She changed wording from “will save... Read more
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The Mercury News
Reject Prop 53, requiring statewide revenue bond approvalwhich projects would need voter approval and which would not. That will be up t
Reject Prop 53, requiring statewide revenue bond approval
The Mercury News / Posted 12 days ago
which projects would need voter approval and which would not. That will be up to the courts, not voters. Just say no. The analysis of Prop. 53 by the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office is scary: "The fiscal effects of this measure on state... Read more
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The Hindu
Opinion | Finding a boundarya global clout, the inability to hold the board publicly accountable became gra
Opinion | Finding a boundary
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
a global clout, the inability to hold the board publicly accountable became graver still. Governments came and went, but legislative intervention has never been on the horizon. A private society? Until the Supreme Court intervened last year,... Read more
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