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PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th ...Read More

PHOTO: With continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, prayer vigils in Ohio were held to call for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Photo courtesy of Heather Wilson, PICO National Network.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prayer vigils were held in Ohio last night to call for justice in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue in reaction to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. The Ohio vigils were held at the same time as a 1,000-clergy march and rally ...Read More

PHOTO: Tensions may have cooled somewhat in Ferguson, Missouri, but protesters continue to take to the streets, leaving many to wonder what it will take to put the city back together. Photo credit: LoavesofBread/Wikimedia Commons.

FERGUSON, Mo. - The unrest in Ferguson over the past two weeks since the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has deeply moved Missourians and people across the U.S. Experts and politicians are now weighing in on what caused the community's problems, and how to fix them. Many have quest ...Read More

PHOTO: A panel discussion on Idaho's so-called 'ag-gag' law is planned for today at the Idaho State Bar classroom in Boise. The law is being challenged in federal court on constitutional-rights grounds. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith.

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's so-called "ag-gag" law is up for discussion Thursday. The law was already controversial when it was being considered by lawmakers in the Idaho statehouse, with supporters saying it was needed to prevent animal rights activists from staging video that would lead to false accus ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Michiganders have joined the cries of those in Ferguson, Missouri for an end to police brutality, including hundreds who recently gathered in Detroit's Hart Plaza and marched up Woodward Avenue. Photo credit: D. Holland.

DETROIT - As clashes continue on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and reporters have been assaulted, arrested and tear-gassed, many Michiganders are joining the fight as experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society ...Read More

PHOTO: Experts say the recent protests in Ferguson highlight the need for better understanding that the right to record events in public extends to both working journalists and everyday citizens. Photo credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

FERGUSON, Mo. - Tensions continue to run high in Ferguson following last week's clashes in which protestors and journalists were assaulted, arrested, and tear-gassed. Experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society of Professional Journ ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A local election on the 19th will be the first time a photo I.D. will be required to cast a ballot, as required by the commonwealth's new voter I.D. law. The League of Women Voters is concerned many Virginians are not aware of the new rules. Photo credit: League of Women Voters of Virginia.

FARMVILLE, Va. - A small, local election on Tuesday is the first time Virginia voters will have to show a photo I.D. as required by a new law. The Farmville town council election in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties represents the first time any of the commonwealth's voters will have to present ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the ACLU of Illinois finds racial disparity in consent searches in the state. Photo credit:Flickr user davidsonscott15.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – It's been 10 years since Illinois began collecting data about every traffic stop in the state as a means of curbing racial profiling, and a new study suggests it's not working. Using data from 2013, the study from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois found Africa ...Read More

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