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Archive: July 10, 2014

PHOTO: Illinois Move to Amend says a constitutional amendment proposed to overturn the results of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision isn't broad enough to do the job. Photo credit:  Keven/Rossell/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - A vote is expected in Washington Thursday on a constitutional amendment giving Congress and the states control of political campaign spending. But some Illinoisans working to end 'corporate personhood' say it doesn't go far enough. Kaye Gamble, coordinator for Illinois Move to ...Read More

Photo: The Deepwater Horizon spill was visible from NASA satellites in May, 2010. Courtesy: NASA

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The federal government is considering a proposal to open up new areas of the Gulf of Mexico to natural gas and oil production. The proposed areas include a section near the Florida coast, and another closer to the Alabama border. Raleigh Hoke, communications director for the Gu ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado continues to work with the cannabis industry to make sure proper rules and safety guidelines are in place. Photo courtesy of the Cannabis Business Alliance.

DENVER - Colorado continues to work with the cannabis industry to make sure rules and safety guidelines are in place, six months after the implementation of legal marijuana. A new fee schedule for medical retail marijuana was recently put in place, as well as greater supervision of plant production ...Read More

PHOTO: A young veteran consults with Suffolk County United Veterans Social Worker Roberta Sharpe. Photo courtesy Suffolk County United Veterans.

NEW YORK CITY - Long Island ranks second in the nation for places veterans call 'home.' A recent grant is helping area veterans deal with stress, before it leads to losing a home or family. Michael Stoltz, executive director of Suffolk County United Veterans, said summer is the most difficult time ...Read More

PHOTO: Washington's favorite entree is one reason Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed an update to the state's water quality laws. But commercial fishing and water-keepers' groups are already in court asking the EPA to step in. Photo credit: gbh007/

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing an update to the state's water quality rules. On its surface, it sounds like good news for fans of Northwest-caught seafood. But commercial fishermen and four 'water-keeper' organizations are saying it's too little, too late. They're in federal court, a ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new online counter keeps track of how much money the state is missing out on because of a rejection of federal Medicaid funding. Courtesy of the Equality State Policy Center.

CASPER, Wyo. - The state's rejection of federal Medicaid money is being tracked by an online counter from the Equality State Policy Center. According to Executive Director Dan Neal, the state has missed out on nearly $59 million so far this year. "This money could be flowing through Wyoming's econ ...Read More

PHOTO: Optimism is growing among civil rights leaders in Michigan that lawmakers in Lansing will continue the state's civil rights legacy by introducing legislation to protect the rights of the state's LGBT citizens by the end of the year. Photo credit: M. Shand.

LANSING, Mich. - Independence Day isn't the only reason to celebrate in July. This month also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act. While Michigan was a civil rights pioneer, state leaders say much more work needs to be done. According to Leslee Fritz, dep ...Read More

PHOTO: The West Virginia AFL-CIO is asking people to boycott the Staples retail chain. Protests, like this one in Portland, Ore., are focused on an agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to offer postal service in stores, by Staples employees instead of USPS workers. Photo credit: Jamie Partridge.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia labor officials say a move to put postal services in Staples stores is really a move to privatize middle-class jobs. Kenny Perdue, West Virginia AFL-CIO President, said the U.S. Postal Service deal with the troubled big-box office supply store chain would cut cost ...Read More

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