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Archive: July 10, 2013

Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign says a single 16-year term for state Supreme Court justices would not address the issue of money in politics.

MADISON, Wis. - In response to ethics complaints and the drama of interpersonal turmoil among the state's Supreme Court justices, the state Bar of Wisconsin has proposed a single, 16-year term for the justices. No other state has such a limitation, which the state Bar hopes will be introduced in the ...Read More

Previously, domestic and sexual violence prevention efforts had only been funded at about 13 percent of what the shelter organizations said they would need just to meet the current emergency shelter requests in the state. Therefore, doubling it still leaves a shortfall.

SALEM, Ore. - At the very end of a long legislative session, Oregon lawmakers acknowledged the growing problems of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the state. They allocated twice as much funding as in the previous two years for prevention and services for survivors. It is part of a larger pu ...Read More

PHOTO: DMACC president Rob Denson says construction is underway on two new facilities to house up to 1,000 students near the Ankeny Campus. Courtesy of DMACC

DES MOINES, Iowa - Most universities have dormitories for students or refer students to off-campus housing. Community colleges often do not provide housing, although they draw students from every corner of the state. This fall, Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny (DMACC) will have two new fa ...Read More

Photo: Fisheating Creek is a popular fishing and boating destination in south Florida. Courtesy: Earthjustice

PALMDALE, Fla. - A judge has stopped a plan to dump thousands of tons of sand into Fisheating Creek by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Building the roads to complete the project would have cost the state $3 million. Agribusiness giant Lykes Brothers Inc. has been trying to ...Read More

PHOTO: Friday is the deadline for entering the the Massachusetts Teachers Association Red Sox Reading Game, which is open to all kindergarten through eighth grade students in the state. Students who pledge to read nine books can enter into a drawing to win free tickets to a game at Fenway Park. Photo courtesy Rick Friedman and Keiko Hiromi.

BOSTON - Commonwealth school kids from kindergarten through eighth grade have until Friday to enter the Massachusetts Teachers Association Red Sox Reading Game, which makes kids eligible for free baseball game tickets while they sharpen their reading skills over the summer. Charles Steinberg, in the ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Senate Bill 240, set to become law this week, could raise Missouri customers' natural gas prices by as much as $500 million. Courtesy AARP Missouri.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed five bills last week, but one that remains on his desk is of concern to the Consumer Council of Missouri and AARP Missouri. It's a natural gas surcharge bill that allows utilities to impose a surcharge for pipeline upgrades that the groups estimate will ra ...Read More

PHOTO: The brown tide overtakes Fire Island at Great South Bay on July 7. Photo credit: Christopher Gobler.

NEW YORK - Experts say it started in late June. A damaging brown tide on Long Island has been spreading and intensifying ever since in Great South Bay. Carl LoBue, a senior marine scientist with The Nature Conservancy on Long Island, said the timing could not be worse, because this latest brown t ...Read More

PHOTO: Opponents rallied at the State Capitol as abortion restrictions were turned back, only to be brought back to the forefront when Gov. Perry immediately called a second special session. Photo credit: Lauren Gerson.

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate is expected to take up abortion legislation today as the second special session continues. Gov. Perry has said he wants to make abortion in the state a thing of the past, but Dan Quinn, communications director, Texas Freedom Network, said the best way to do that is t ...Read More

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