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Archive: March 22, 2013

Governor John Hickenlooper signs a bill legalizing civil unions in Colorado at the History Colorado Center Thursday afternoon.  Courtesy Dani Perea.

DENVER - It's official. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed legislation legalizing civil unions in Colorado between same-sex couples. The law, which takes effect May 1, puts Colorado alongside Hawaii, New Jersey, Illinois, Rhode Island and Delaware in legalizing civil unions. It's been a long ...Read More

Some worry drone use in Virginia would step on privacy rights and they are asking Governor McDonnell to sign a moratorium until rules can be put in place.

RICHMOND, Va. – Look – up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's a drone! Drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) are being used in warfare overseas by the U.S. government, and now there's a big push to use this technology here in Virginia and around the country to aid law enforcemen ...Read More

PHOTO: Thousands of Iowa women become pregnant every year, and sometimes find themselves under doctor’s orders to change their lifestyle to ensure a healthy baby.

DES MOINES, Iowa – Thousands of Iowa women become pregnant every year, and sometimes find themselves under doctor's orders to change their lifestyle to ensure a healthy baby. Employers aren't required to make accommodations, but if Senate File 308 becomes law, they would have to offer modifi ...Read More

PHOTO:  A coalition of beekeepers and environmental and consumer groups filed suit Thursday, claiming the EPA allows products - which are highly toxic to honey bees - to get to market with little oversight. CREDIT: Derek Keats

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A lawsuit has been filed against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the EPA is not doing enough to protect the nation's declining bee population. The suit was brought by a coalition of beekeepers and environmental groups, including the Pesticide Action Network. ...Read More

PHOTO: Supporters call New York’s budget deal “family friendly,” but advocates for kinship caregivers say they are once again shortchanged.

NEW YORK – Supporters call New York's budget deal "family friendly," but advocates for kinship caregivers say they are once again shortchanged. Amy Zawistowski, program and communications manager for the National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights, says funding for kinship careg ...Read More

PHOTO: Consumer advocates meet at the State House to speak out against utility fees. Photo courtesy: AARP Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A diverse group of more than 100 community activists, led by AARP, brought an angry message to Annapolis Thursday. The activists are demanding Gov. Martin O'Malley veto legislation that could raise utility bills. Both chambers of the General Assembly passed bills last mont ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah lawsuits contend counties should have transportation rights-of-way on roads on federal land in the state, even if – like this spot in Kane County – they don't look much like roads. Courtesy of SUWA.

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Attorney General's office is at the helm of 30 lawsuits against the federal government, and the first was decided in the state's favor this week. At issue is the state or county seeking a right-of-way - or the right to use - thousands of miles of undeveloped roads and trai ...Read More

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