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Stanislaus County Sheriff: Pot Farms Increasing Problem
KCRA SacramentoMarch 1, 2012

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson applauds the US Attorney's announcement that it will be working with local law enforcement to further crack down on marijuana farms. Sheriff Christianson said the Stansilaus Drug Enforcement Agency, ...more »

Best of IMCA Brings Leading Conference Content to a Local Level
PR Web (press release)March 1, 2012

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Family of 1 Tennessee tornado victim IDs her as grandmother, says she had ...
The RepublicMarch 2, 2012

George Jones said his sister-in-law, Melissa Evans Beaty, had been at home in her double-wide mobile home with her husband, son and two grandchildren when the storm hit. Jones, who lives about 5 miles away, was one of several family members gathered on ...more »

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Voter issue becomes subject of federal lawsuit
Brainerd Daily DispatchMarch 3, 2012

Individuals under guardianship, with voting rights removed, and felons, who may be paroled but have not regained voting rights, are among the ineligible voters, Cilek said. “We're saying the (state) Constitution requires the government to confirm ...more »

Divorce & Separation
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Alimony reform moving forward in Florida
NewsNet5.comMarch 8, 2012

TV Statistics show that nearly half of the marriages in the United States end in divorce. Many of those divorces result in one ex-spouse paying alimony, or spousal support, to the other. Alimony laws have been fairly consistent in the US for decades, ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Gove told to disclose 'Mrs Blurt' email
Financial TimesMarch 2, 2012

By Chris Cook, Education Correspondent Michael Gove has been told to disclose information from his wife's email account, known as the “Mrs Blurt” account, in response to a Freedom of Information (FoI) Act request, after the transparency law regulator ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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Religion Briefs for March 4
Richmond Times DispatchMarch 4, 2012

Speaking at the end of a three-day Vatican conference on diagnosing and treating infertility, Pope Benedict XVI reiterated church teaching that children should be conceived only through sex between a husband and a wife. "The human and Christian dignity ...more »

Domestic Partnerships
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Hawaii lawsuit shows civil unions help redefine marriage
Catholic News AgencyMarch 7, 2012

May said the legal challenge is similar to that mounted in California based on its domestic partnership laws. California Supreme Court judges reasoned that since same-sex couples “already had the rights and privileges of marriage, but not the word, ...more »

Mortuary Law
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James E. Robinson
St. George Daily SpectrumMarch 16, 2012

His is survived by his daughter Jennifer Ghaffari, son in law Dr. Kourosh Ghaffari and grandchildren Derek Ghaffari and Cyrus Ghaffari of Las Vegas, Nevada. Funeral services and Veterans Guard of Honor Ceremony will be held Saturday March 17th, ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Man jailed after outburst in South Fla. courtroom
Wink NewsMarch 2, 2012

(AP) - A man is in additional trouble after an outburst in a Broward County courtroom during a domestic violence hearing. Miami television station WPLG ( ) reports that Ernest Burch was in court for a case involving his girlfriend.more »

Name Changes
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Md. governor signs bill legalizing gay marriage
Las Vegas SunMarch 4, 2012

AP Maryland's governor signed into law Thursday a bill to legalize gay marriage, although opponents vowed to rally voters to reverse the change this fall in a referendum that's even anticipated by advocates of the new law. "Religious freedom was the ...more »

Foster Care
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Licensed foster parent workshops planned
Daily DemocratMarch 6, 2012

"Foster parents are a critical member in helping abused and neglected children heal and move forward." Three opportunities are coming up to learn more about foster care in Yolo County. An introduction to Foster Care will be offered during two Tuesday ...more »

State Child Protection
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Liberal National Party promises to revisit child abuse inquiry
Courier MailMarch 4, 2012

A THIRTEEN-year-old inquiry into the abuse of children in state and church-run institutions will be reopened under an LNP government in a move to strengthen Queensland's child protection laws. The 1999 Forde inquiry would be re-established to ensure ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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Chad Griffin to Lead Nation's Largest Gay Rights Organization
Hollywood ReporterMarch 2, 2012

8, will take over as president of the Human Rights Campaign in June. Los Angeles political strategist Chad Griffin, who has lead the fight to overturn California's Proposition 8, has been named president of the country's largest gay and lesbian civil ...more »


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