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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 »

New laws needed to combat jet ski hoons
Melbourne Weekly BaysideMarch 1, 2012

SFA president Dr Vicki Karalis said more accidents would happen unless tougher licensing laws were passed and zoning regulations changed. Ms Karalis criticised mixed zoning laws – which allow jet skiers to drive to the foreshore – adding that an ...more »

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American Family Association opposes anti-discrimination law
The Morning SunMarch 2, 2012

“On behalf of our supporters in Mt. Pleasant, we urge you not to adopt such a discriminatory ordinance, which has proven in other jurisdictions to be used to violate the civil and religious free speech rights of both individuals and cherished community ...more »

Guardianship
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Mother accused in son's death had history of police calls, court involvement
WISHMarch 1, 2012

24-Hour News 8 looked into Smith's past encounters with the law. Judge Mark Loyd said his first encounter with Smith was when she seemed to ask authorities for help. “The parents made a self report to authorities that they were using crack.more »

Divorce & Separation
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'Anti-Sharia' bill banning foreign law passes House over protests
MiamiHerald.comMarch 2, 2012

A bill that would ban courts or other legal authorities from using religious or foreign law as a part of a legal decision or contract was okayed by the House. By Brittany Alana Davis TALLAHASSEE -- A proposal critics say targets Islam passed the House ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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DE education officials submit federal flexibility application
WGMD RadioMarch 1, 2012

Delaware education officials have been invited to apply for federal flexibility from some requirements of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act. The invitation comes from President Obama and US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan – and the ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Experts: Repealing sex education law could lead to rise in sexually ...
The Oshkosh NorthwesternMarch 14, 2012

Health experts say a move to repeal a 2-year-old sex education law could exacerbate the steady rise of sexually transmitted infections in Winnebago County and statewide. From 2000 to 2009, Wisconsin saw a 32 percent increase in reported cases of STIs, ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Home Office set to unveil Clare's law
Channel 4 NewsMarch 1, 2012

A bereaved father has secured a change in the law to give women the right to ask police if a partner has a history of domestic violence, Channel 4 News understands. The Home Secretary Theresa May will announce next week she plans to introduce "Clare's ...more »

Mortuary Law
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SC seeks opt-out on No Child Left Behind
Greenville NewsMarch 1, 2012

We're working on the following obituaries for Thursday morning's paper: Sammy Tinsley III of Piedmont (Gray Mortuary); Allen Shelton of Travelers Rest (Cremation Society of South Carolina); Bobby R. Gault of Gray Court (Cannon Funerals and Cremation); ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Mirkarimi trial is a real-life soap opera in San Francisco
Los Angeles TimesMarch 4, 2012

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi faces domestic violence charges. The alleged victim is his wife, a Venezuelan telenovela star. He says it's a 'private matter'; she says she doesn't 'have any complaint against my husband.' Stay tuned. San Francisco Sheriff Ross ...more »

Name Changes
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Thrift shop exchanges name for legal safety
The Keene SentinelMarch 3, 2012

The lawyers came calling recently, spurring a name change for the Keene shop. “It took them nine years to get to us,” said store Manager Narissa Lumbra. She said owner Silvia Naumburger changed the shop's name to match that of another store she owns in ...more »

Foster Care
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State settles suit over boy's foster care injuries
Mason City Globe GazetteMarch 4, 2012

Keep it clean. Avoid language that is obscene, vulgar, lewd or sexually-oriented. If you can't control yourself, don't post it. Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone. Be truthful.Don't lie about anyone or anything. Be nice.more »

Paternity Suits
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MA Attorney Alleges Retaliation after Paternity Leave
HR.BLR.comMarch 7, 2012

10-12155-NMG (1/6/12). Point to remember: While employees are protected from discrimination based on their own disability, the court said state law does not protect non-handicapped employees based on their association with a handicapped person.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Liberia considers 2 anti-gay proposals
The Associated PressMarch 1, 2012

A newly former gay rights advocacy group, known as the Movement for the Defense of Gays and Lesbians in Liberia (MODEGAL), began campaigning to legalize same-sex marriage in January. Leaders of MODEGAL have been chased off university campuses by angry ...more »

State Child Protection
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House committee approves panel to investigate child abuse deaths in secret
Lexington Herald LeaderMarch 1, 2012

The independent child-fatality review panel would make recommendations to the state about how to improve its child-protection system, but the group's meetings would be closed to the public and its documents would remain secret.more »

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