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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 »

Man indicted on terror charges in NYC bomb case
Wall Street JournalMarch 1, 2012

The effort culminated "in the successful construction of one explosive device and the attempted construction of two others," it says. Most terror cases are federal, but this one was brought under a state terror law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks.more »

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Bachmann warns healthcare reform law could be used to limit family birth rates
The HillMarch 7, 2012

suggested Tuesday that President Obama's health care reform law could give the government a dangerous amount of power in individual's health care decisions, going as far as to say "it isn't farfetched" that the federal government could try to limit ...more »

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Woman Accused of Killing Son Assaults Ind. Officer
Officer.comMarch 1, 2012

Then, in 2010, Smith's mother, Wanda Smith, was granted guardianship of Jacob. The Department of Child Services was not involved after that because guardianship had been established. Loyd said from what he remembered about the hearing, Crim was able to ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Review by the Law Commission on divorce settlements
Liverpool Daily PostMarch 2, 2012

The Law Commission has announced they will be extending their review of divorce law and that is a welcome decision. Currently there is still a lot of confusion on how assets should be divided, particularly when it comes to “non matrimonial” property ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Financial advisers: Time equals money in college planning process
Suburban Life PublicationsMarch 5, 2012

Required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the Net Price Calculator offers customized estimates of college costs based on family size and income. All colleges, by law, had to have them on their websites by Oct. 29 of last year.more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Women in Texas Losing Options for Health Care in Abortion Fight
New York TimesMarch 8, 2012

And critics of contraception coverage under the new federal health care law say that some birth control methods are essentially abortion drugs, an assertion scientists largely dispute. As the case in Texas illustrates, such battles are affecting ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Maryland Becomes 8th State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
HR.BLR.comMarch 3, 2012

A same-sex marriage law enacted in the state of Washington takes effect in June 2012. Maryland currently recognizes same-sex domestic partnerships as legal unions, along with California, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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Dover mortuary official: Military higher-ups to blame for 9/11 remains at landfill
msnbc.comMarch 6, 2012

By staff and news services A former Air Force mortuary official says the decision that resulted in some cremated remains from 9/11 victims being dumped in a landfill came from higher-ups in the military. “We fought the fight, but I had zero ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Domestic violence case nolled, Norwalk detective back on limited duty
The HourMarch 1, 2012

By STEVE KOBAK hour staff writer NORWALK-- A Norwalk Police detective had his domestic violence case nolled Wednesday at Norwalk Superior Court and was placed on limited duty, two-and-a-half months after he was placed on administrative leave as a ...more »

Name Changes
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Q&A: Google to dig deeper into users' lives
USA TODAYMarch 1, 2012

A: The company has no doubt about it. That's why it's repeatedly rebuffed pleas to delay the changes since announcing the planned revisions five weeks ago. But privacy activists and even some legal authorities have several concerns.more »

Foster Care
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Upcoming Foster Care Information Night in Cadillac
MI News 26March 2, 2012

If you've ever considered becoming a foster parent, an upcoming information night in Cadillac could provide some useful information about the topic. Holy Cross Children's Services will offer a presentation about the current foster care system on ...more »

Paternity Suits
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On Capitol Hill, Gary Ackerman Served with a Sharp Wit and a Stubborn Candor
Jewish ExponentMarch 22, 2012

Ackerman first entered the public eye in 1969 when the then-teacher sued the Board of Education for paternity leave -- the first father to do so. He then dabbled in newspapering for a while, and in 1979 ran for the New York state Senate.more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Liberia considers 2 anti-gay proposals
Boston.comMarch 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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BC blasted for poor child-protection services
Vancouver SunMarch 2, 2012

“The representative concludes that the answer to the question of whether the killing of these children was preventable is clearly 'yes,' ” the report says. “If the social safety net comprised of child protection, justice and mental health had worked ...more »


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