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PBA of NYS approves contract
Albany Times Union (blog)February 1, 2012

the Police Benevolent Association of New York State, the union that inherited the mantle of the law enforcement unit of Council 82, has ratified a proposed contract, 965 to 36. The union was created in part due to deep dissatisfaction with the initial ...more »

WA Govt funds Telstra mobile expansion
DelimiterFebruary 1, 2012

news The nation's largest telco Telstra the Western Australian State Government's Regional Mobile Communication Project (RMCP) contract, a deal which will see Telstra receive $39.2 million from the state government and in return provide a value return ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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North Carolina Voter To-Do List:
Boone Mountain TimesFebruary 2, 2012

At first glance, the referendum known as Amendment 1 would appear to do little more than take an existing state law restricting marriage to one man and one woman and write it into the North Carolina State Constitution.more »

Freedom Of Speech & Religion
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Jinggoy Seeks Abolition Of Libel Prison Term
Manila BulletinFebruary 2, 2012

83, said Article 355 of Republic Act No. 3815, the Revised Penal Code should be amended as such stiff penalty curtails freedom of expression and threatens journalists and other media personnel who criticize or expose erroneous acts.more »

Age, Gender, Race & National Origin Discrimination
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Whole grains workshop in Bridgewater
NJ.comFebruary 21, 2012

Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.more »

Native Americans
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Purnell Steen
9NEWS.comFebruary 6, 2012

A long time native of Denver, Purnell Steen is a graduate of East High School and attended CU at Boulder. As a young adult, Steen took part in the Civil Rights movement and went to our nation's capitol for the March on Washington in 1963.more »

Religious Discrimination
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NYC Council, State Senate Rush to Keep Churches in Public Schools
Gay City NewsFebruary 4, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott fought successfully in court to uphold existing law that permits religious groups to hold meetings, but not to conduct worship services or use school buildings on weekends as their churches.more »

Eminent Domain
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Guest column: Eminent domain bill tarnishes Proctor's legacy
St. Augustine RecordFebruary 12, 2012

Bill Proctor has a bill going through the Legislature (House Bill 1037/Senate Bill 1348) which gives unrestricted eminent domain, the power to take people's homes, to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, and deletes Florida Statutes regarding ...more »

Sexual Harassment
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Yale to hold Sex Week on campus
Hartford CourantFebruary 4, 2012

Yale which helped shape sex discrimination and harassment law in the 1970s. There also will be an appearance by a porn star, Maggie Mayhem. There have been calls to eliminate Sex Week in the wake of a Title IX investigation into the school's sexual...more »

Freedom Of Information
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As Congress moves on insider trading bill, lawmakers remain exempt from ...
Washington PostFebruary 2, 2012

___ The Congressional Accountability Act applied the following provisions to the legislative branch: —The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. —The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. —Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.more »

Unlawful Search & Seizure
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CR's Friendly Market raided, owner and employee arrested
CBS 21February 1, 2012

Officers executing the search warrants seized computers, electronic storage media, business records, video recording devices, illegal drugs, monies and funds received or dispersed relating to the unlawful conduct and all equipment used in connection ...more »

Freedom Of Press
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Republican lawmakers press their case for incandescent light bulbs in 6 states
Environment & Energy PublishingFebruary 2, 2012

"This is about more than just energy consumption; it is about personal freedom." Barton was behind the "Better Use of Light Bulbs Act," or "BULB Act," introduced last January, which called for the repeal of the new lighting efficiency standards, ...more »

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