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Voters Doubt Police Tax Promises
fox4kc.comMarch 1, 2012

Our goal is to work at problem solving to prevent the crimes from happening, prevent the situations, so that's the whole key to this. Proactive policing is preventing crime from occurring.” If the tax (which is $0.3629 per $100 of assessed valuation) ...more »

Cuts in legal aid would harm those already financially strapped
The Seattle TimesMarch 1, 2012

Volunteer lawyers mediate family law cases, provide courthouse-based help for unrepresented litigants, ensure the best interests of disabled wards are met in guardianship matters, and provide free legal support for court-appointed special advocates who ...more »

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Alternative Energy
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Linking Climate Policy to Fiscal and Environmental Reform
Brookings InstitutionMarch 2, 2012

These included energy efficiency requirements for such things as vehicles and outdoor lighting. It also included a renewable electricity mandate, which would have required electric utilities to substitute renewable energy (such as wind, ...more »

Nanotechnology Law
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Futurist: We'll someday accept computers as human
CNNMarch 13, 2012

He cited nanotechnology -- microscopic computers -- that will be 1000 times more powerful than human blood cells and injected in people's bloodstreams to give them superhuman endurance. He also believes computer technology is democratizing society by ...more »

Dumping & Disposing
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AP ENTERPRISE: Navy 'Sinkex' raises pollution fear
KTVBMarch 4, 2012

Then in 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the Navy to better document toxic waste on the doomed ships, and in return the EPA exempted the military from federal pollution laws that prohibited such dumping in the ocean.more »

Natural Resources
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Walker signs wetlands development bill to law
Wausau Daily HeraldMarch 1, 2012

Scott Walker signed a contentious bill Wednesday that helps developers win wetland construction permits, achieving one of Republican lawmakers' key goals for this legislative session. Walker signed the measure to a standing ovation at a Wisconsin ...more »

Park & Historic Preservation Law
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Setting the Record Straight on the Puerto Rican Plebiscite
JURISTMarch 7, 2012

But Law 283, the legislation authorizing the local plebiscite that Pierluisi champions, is a carbon copy of HR 2499, preserving the delegitimized two-step process designed to make Puerto Rico the fifty-first US state by procedurally decapitating ...more »

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Women making a difference: Effrey Dademo
The AgeMarch 7, 2012

I could see there was a real need for them to get legal help.'' To provide that, Dademo got a job with the PNG Environmental Law Centre, spending much of her time patrolling deep into remote country to consult and observe.more »

Pest Control Law
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Corn Demand Leads to Overuse of Pest Control Means
Laboratory EquipmentMarch 1, 2012

In many instances, pesticides are applied without scouting fields to see if they are needed, violating a bedrock principle of integrated pest management. The result is a biological diversity desert in many corn and soybean fields in the agricultural ...more »

Forest Preservation
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Wis. gov signs wetlands development bill into law
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneMarch 1, 2012

The governor said the bill balances economic growth and wetland preservation. "The two can go hand-in-hand," Walker said. A host of Wisconsin business groups, including the realtors association and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, pushed hard for ...more »

Coal's future: New Prairie State plant shows coal power isn't going away
Belleville News DemocratMarch 2, 2012

The nearly $5 billion cost included $1 billion in pollution controls. That equipment will scrub out mercury and other toxic pollutants as required by new federal regulations and an earlier Illinois law. It also will remove particulate matter, or soot.more »

Hazardous Waste
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Armenian Environmental Network
Earth Island JournalMarch 1, 2012

Fortunately, Armenia has a number of waste laws that, if followed, would greatly reduce the dangers posed to both humans and the environment by improper disposal. Unfortunately, Armenia lacks any coherent waste-management policy enforcement or ...more »

Public Utilities
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FCC Reviews Need for Rules to Interrupt Wireless Service
New York TimesMarch 2, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is reviewing whether rules are needed for police and other government officials to intentionally interrupt cellphone and Internet service to protect public safety. Late Thursday, the commission ...more »

Minerals & Mining
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Portage Minerals Remaining Drill Results Include 0.76 g/t Gold over 154.10 ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

ST ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK, Mar 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Portage Minerals Inc. ("Portage") (cnsx:RKX), today announced on behalf of the joint venture with Cliffs Chromite Ontario Inc. (f/k/a Freewest Resources Canada Inc.) ("Cliffs"), ...more »


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