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PHOTO: Erin Rice of Middleton was misdiagnosed in a trip to a Madison emergency room and died as a result of what was determined to be malpractice. But by Wisconsin law, her parents could not file a wrongful death claim. Her father wants Gov. Scott Walker to help change that law. Photo courtesy of the Rice family.

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin and Florida are the only two states that completely bar recovery of legal damages by adult children in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. If you are 18 or over and your divorced or widowed parent dies as a result of medical malpractice, you cannot file a laws ...Read More

PHOTO: Lennie Gerber (left), and her wife Pearl have been together for 48 years. They're among the plaintiffs in a suit challenging Amendment One. Courtesy: Gerber.

RICHMOND, Va. - When it comes to North Carolina's 'Marriage Amendment,' all eyes are on a Richmond, Va. courtroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could rule soon on a case challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. Because the Tarheel State is in the 4th Circuit, a ruling could impact ...Read More

PHOTO: The Central Islip Cougars and their coaches are anxious about what impact illegal toxic dumping in or near a playground and recreation areas might have on their upcoming season. Photo courtesy Kenneth Cox.

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – The illegal dumping of thousands of pounds of toxic materials in a playground and other sites in Brentwood, Central Islip and other locations has thrown a local boys football team for a loss of yardage – a temporary one, team members hope. The city had been promis ...Read More

PHOTO: Concern over cell towers and their potential impact on real estate values have some New Yorkers pushing back against installing them in or near residential areas. Photo credit: National Institute for Science Law and Public Policy.

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. - Property owners around the state are casting wary glances at neighborhood cell towers, antennas and other installations that emit electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF. A recent survey by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy showed that 79 percent of the pa ...Read More

PHOTO: Construction on I-40 in Statesville in Iredell County is part of the overall improvement project for the I-40 and I-77 interchange. Courtesy: NCDOT.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear about the aging bridge or two-lane highway you may utilize every day as part of your commute. The agency is asking the public to weigh in on what transportation needs they see in their daily lives through a series of public ...Read More

PHOTO: As the flood of children attempting to cross into the United States from Central America continues, an Iowa woman offers her story in the hopes of increasing understanding about the situation. Photo courtesy of Toksave / Wikimedia Commons.

DES MOINES, Iowa - The mass migration of Central American children has made headlines, sparked debate, and ignited a political firestorm in recent weeks, but one Iowa woman hopes her experience can shed some light upon why this is happening, and what can be done to help. Kenia Calderon made the jou ...Read More

PHOTO: Minnesota labor officials say putting postal service in Staples stores is an attempt to privatize the mail and take away middle-class jobs. Photo credit: Jamie Partridge.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Organized labor officials say putting postal service in Staples stores is a move to privatize a well-loved public institution and a threat to middle-class jobs. Peggy Whitney, business agent for the Minneapolis Area local of the American Postal Workers Union, said a secret, no-bid ...Read More

PHOTO: Sen. Joe Manchin, seen here with W.Va. Rep. Nick Rahall, is now co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment to limit campaign spending. Manchin said big money is at the root of Washington gridlock. Photo courtesy of Sen. Joe Manchin.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Saying "money is destroying the political process," Sen. Joe Manchin is co-sponsoring a constitutional amendment to limit huge campaign spending. According to Manchin, the Citizens United ruling has contributed to a flood of big money drowning American politics. And that money i ...Read More

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