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Mortgages paid down by record £9bn in quarter
The IndependentDecember 1, 2011

It was the highest negative figure since comparable records began in 1970 and means the total amount owed on mortgages has fallen by £92.9bn since the height of the credit crunch. Homeowners spent the equivalent of 3.5 per cent of their take-home pay ...more »

CNPA attorney: City Council violated open meeting law
Patterson IrrigatorDecember 1, 2011

Councilwoman Annette Smith said a final decision had not been made regarding the hiring of Hallinan, because the council was in contract negotiations. The matter was part of talks and did not have to be revealed, she said. “It's an employment issue,” ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Incline Village board chair threatened with legal action over open meeting law ...
The Record-CourierDecember 5, 2011

Incline Village General Improvement District Chairman Ted Fuller violated the Nevada Open Meeting Law this past summer, according to the state Attorney General's Office. File photo The chairman of the Incline Village General ...more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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'Major' free-speech flap at Suffolk Law
The PhoenixDecember 2, 2011

On Veterans Day, Suffolk Law School gave us a lesson in the glories — and pitfalls — that come with living with a legal and moral tradition of free speech. Unfortunately, US Army Reserves ...more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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HR Adviser
PersonnelToday.comDecember 15, 2011

The Ashley Kate HR is committed to the fair and equal treatment of potential and existing employees, candidates and clients irrespective of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ...more »

Native Americans
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Native American leaders urge Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline permit
The NarcoSphereDecember 6, 2011

By Brenda Norrell Photo: Native American and First Nation leaders at the National Press Club in DC last week, opposing the Keystone XL pipeline. Photo IEN. WASHINGTON -- Native American leaders urged President Obama to reject the permit for the ...more »

Religious Discrimination
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John Conyers Asks Attorney General To Review Michigan Emergency Manager Law
Huffington PostDecember 2, 2011

A version of the emergency manager law has been on the books in Michigan since 1988, but Public Act 4, passed by the majority Republican legislature and signed by Snyder in March, grants further-reaching powers to the governor and appointees. ...more »

Eminent Domain
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City would try to get waterfront land from NFTA, under Kearns measure
Buffalo NewsDecember 1, 2011

The City of Buffalo should retake control of prime waterfront land from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, possibly through eminent domain proceedings, according to a city lawmaker. South Council Member Michael P. Kearns ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Rivers boss charged with sexual assault
Sydney Morning HeraldDecember 3, 2011

A RETAIL tycoon already at the centre of a high-profile sexual harassment case has been charged with indecently assaulting a former female employee. Philip Harry Goodman, the chairman and sole director of Rivers Australia, will face Melbourne ...more »

Freedom Of Information
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Dispelling the myths from the facts about horse slaughter resuming in America
Examiner.comDecember 4, 2011

In an extensive report requested from the Freedom of Information Act,(FOIA) over 906 pages of egregious cruelty and inhumanity is described in vivid, heartwrenching, descriptive photographs- all derived from Dallas Crown during the year 2005. ...more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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Group of Marion County meth suppliers to face charges Friday
OregonLive.comDecember 1, 2011

A search of the two residences led to the seizure of a loaded handgun, 1.8 pounds of methamphetamine and $44424.00. All were charged with unlawful delivery of methamphetamine and all but Cervantez-Vazquez were charged with unlawful delivery of ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Muslim Brotherhood downplays takeover fears
CBS NewsDecember 6, 2011

It lives to promote itself at the cost human rights and commercial freedom. by TistheSeason December 6, 2011 12:42 PM EST rider - I see very few who profess to be Christians who even bother trying to follow the morals it puts forth. by shimloom ...more »


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