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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Gyms investigated for unfair contracts
The IndependentFebruary 1, 2012

'The magic of the cup' isn'ta term often used to describe Spain's premier domestic cup competition,... Fears about flooding are rising - but of more pressing concern is the ending of the government agree... They were 27 days into their journey when ...more »

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California family settles lawsuit over leaked crash images
Chicago TribuneFebruary 1, 2012

... (Reuters) - The family of a teen whose mangled corpse was shown in horrific car-crash photos that went viral online has settled a lawsuit against the California Highway Patrol for $2.37 million, ending a 5-year legal battle that changed state law.more »

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Troubles of the system, or a troubled system
Sunday's ZamanFebruary 19, 2012

It is not enough to change the guardian; as long as the guardianship institutions and rules remain in effect, there will be actors that will exercise these rules. Delaying the creation of a democratic order and a state to be governed by the rule of law...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Yorkshire's first 'fixed fee' divorce launches (press release)February 2, 2012

Both are firm believers in collaborative family law; an approach to divorce where separating couples avoid court by working with specialist lawyers to resolve the details of their separation. The pair saw an opportunity to bring together a team of ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Reboot Federal Role in K-12 Education, Hoover Task Force Says
MarketWatch (press release)February 6, 2012

STANFORD, Calif., Feb 06, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act overdue for reauthorization, the Hoover Institution's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education recommends a new and powerful strategy for fundamental education ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Bozeman nurse settles wrongful discharge suit
Great Falls TribuneFebruary 11, 2012

The clinic sought to have the case dismissed, saying state law protects employers from being sued for wrongful discharge when they have good cause. The clinic's attorney argued the accusations of insurance fraud, ethics violations and Acosta-Yearick's ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Dissolving partnership
Orlando WeeklyFebruary 1, 2012

26 at 11 am Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs was scheduled that day to meet with the Orlando Anti Discrimination Ordinance Committee and several other LGBT leaders to discuss her apparent wobble on support for a domestic-partner registry for county ...more »

Mortuary Law
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William R. Hunter, 85
Austin HeraldFebruary 18, 2012

Mr. Hunter is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Steve Moore, Omaha, Neb., Elizabeth and John Ashley, Danville, Calif.; grandchildren, William Moore, Austin, Caroline Moore, Washington, DC, Jack O'Neil, Danville Calif., Noah Ashley, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Help available for domestic violence victims
WOWKFebruary 3, 2012

By Gil McClanahan, Reporter - email As friends and family remember Carol Rhim at a memorial service Thursday, many can't believe she was the victim of domestic violence. "I never figured she would be in a relationship as far as physically and mental ...more »

Name Changes
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Tiny shred of bankrupt WaMu emerging to uncertain future
The Seattle TimesFebruary 5, 2012

That shareholders are getting anything is notable, said Richard Mikels, a veteran bankruptcy attorney with the Boston-based firm Mintz Levin. For decades, Mikels said, bankruptcy law has been tilting away from shareholders, or equity, ...more »

Foster Care
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Maryland Foster Care System
Human Resources JournalFebruary 6, 2012

Many of the advocates for abused and neglected children and teenagers in Maryland have argued that one of the largest foster care placement companies in the state has failed many children, by allowing some of the homes fall through the system, ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Lana Del Rey Gets The Taiwanese Animated News Treatment
Noise11February 1, 2012

Next Media Animation has become notorious for their bizarre animated retellings of celebrity news stories, from Tiger Woods' philandering to Justin Bieber's paternity suit. The title of the latest segment is “Lana Del Rey Born to Die eviscerated by ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Gay and lesbian talk with writer Roz Kaveney in mile End this evening
East London AdvertiserFebruary 2, 2012

Rainbow Hamlets, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender forum in Tower Hamlets, have teamed up with Bancroft Library for a talk this evening with writer and editor Roz Kaveney. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email ...more »

State Child Protection
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Legal battle over child abuse death records continues
Lexington Herald LeaderFebruary 6, 2012

By Beth Musgrave — FRANKFORT — A Franklin Circuit judge expects to rule by Tuesday whether a battle over child abuse death records should stay in his court. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said he hoped to ...more »


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