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College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

SPORTCHECK: Not properly enforced!
New Straits TimesFebruary 1, 2012

"Not just athletes, but officials who are investigated and found guilty of supplying or administering the drugs can also face bans from their sports," Dr Jegathesan clarified. "To legislate a law, it would mean we are taking it a step further.more »

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Alternative Energy
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Golf cart laws evolve | Editorial
Whidbey News-TimesFebruary 4, 2012

Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island, got a law passed last year allowing people to drive golf carts in properly established golf cart zones. The idea was hatched by people living around the now-defunct Holmes Harbor Golf Course in Freeland, ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Bringing clean tech to Tatarstan
Financial Times (blog)February 1, 2012

A couple of years ago, Daniel Colbert was advising Wermuth Asset Management on a tender for the Russian administrative district of Perm to set up a €50m nanotechnology fund. WAM was shortlisted but didn't win. But it did spot another opening, ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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Chevron continues to lose legal battles
Latinamerica PressFebruary 9, 2012

After 19 years of legal proceedings, the firm is running short on options to evade the responsibility for environmental damage caused in the Ecuadoran Amazon by Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2001. Now even a US court has turned its back on the ...more »

Natural Resources
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GovSec Delivers Cost-Effective Training for Law Enforcement and First Responders
MarketWatch (press release)February 7, 2012

VIENNA, Va., Feb 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GovSec -- the Government Security Conference & Expo featuring the US Law Enforcement Conference & Expo -- will help prepare law enforcement and first responders to address the challenges they face as the ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Art losing its toehold in downtown Washington
Washington PostFebruary 10, 2012

Galleries, studios and not-always-legal artists' apartments filled older buildings, most awaiting redevelopment. Cheap rents and hangouts such as dc space and the original 9:30 Club drew artists and fellow travelers (notably musicians) to the ...more »

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Quebec's environment law given more bite
Montreal Gazette (blog)February 3, 2012

Quebec's Environment Department says new penalties that came into effect February 1 will help protect the province's waterways, forests, wetlands and natural areas from pollution. The department now has the power to impose penalties between $250 and ...more »

Pest Control Law
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BASF Receives EPA Registration for New Termiticide
PCT MagazineFebruary 1, 2012

BASF Pest Control Solutions today announced it has received federal registration for its new termiticide, Termidor H·E High-Efficiency Termiticide Copack with Termidor HE Technology. Termidor HE Copack is the next generation of innovation from BASF, ...more »

Forest Preservation
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One swift act of a clueless justice gave us Citizens United
Colorado Springs IndependentFebruary 2, 2012

Then came Nixon and Watergate and campaign laws based on protecting the public from the appearance of corruption. Prior to President Nixon's second term, some of our nation's largest newspapers found themselves in federal court loosing antitrust suits ...more »

Full City: order restored?
International Law OfficeFebruary 1, 2012

The district court had convicted the third officer for violation of the Pollution Act, but acquitted him of the charges under the Ship Safety Act. The prosecution did not appeal the acquittal; consequently, the appeal court considered only whether the ...more »

Hazardous Waste
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Committee Considers Enhancing Whistleblower Protections
Exec Digital (press release)February 10, 2012

... he made clear his concerns regarding a number of cost overruns and violations of law and professional standards committed by the Bechtel Corporation in the construction of a plant to stabilize and safely dispose of hazardous nuclear waste.more »

Public Utilities
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Analysis:Nuclear crisis bolsters Japan push for utilities reform
ReutersFebruary 3, 2012

Hosaka, like other advocates of reform, hopes altered public sentiment after the nation suffered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years will spur reforms of an electricity oligopoly dominated for decades by regional utility fiefdoms.more »

Minerals & Mining
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Smash Minerals Corp. and Prosperity Goldfields Corp. Execute Definitive ...
MarketWatch (press release)February 2, 2012

The parties to the Transaction act at arm's length. Assuming completion of the Transaction, which will be completed by the amalgamation (the "Amalgamation") of the parties, the amalgamated entity will own rights to 100% of the interests in two ...more »


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