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Encinitas to reorganize departments to speed up services
The San Diego Union-TribuneApril 1, 2017

Both the city's planning and public works departments will be reorganized in the coming months to create a "one-stop" faster-processing spot for development applications. The restructuring proposal, which received initial approval from the City Council ...more »

A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot
New York TimesApril 1, 2017

Across the country, medical marijuana operations are repurposing old, industrial spaces. But as legal weed gets cheaper, will the high cost of retrofitting pay off? Tour a new, indoor operation in Quincy, Mass., in this 360° video. By BENJAMIN NORMAN ...more »

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Domestic Partnerships
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Nevada Senate panel vets high risk protection order bill
Guns.comApril 7, 2017

... a person “related by blood, marriage or adoption; has a child in common; has resided with the high-risk individual within the last year; is the individual's domestic partner; or is the individual's step parent, step child, grandparent, grandchild ...more »

Infertility Law & Surrogate Parenting
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President Trump-Signed Law Gives States Right to Defund Planned Parenthood
National Catholic RegisterApril 13, 2017

The funding program, Title X, consists of “family-planning” grants for services like contraception, pregnancy testing and infertility treatments. Those federal grants, dispersed by the states, had to go to clinics that provided the “family-planning ...more »

Domestic Violence
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Bill sending beauticians to domestic violence training dies
Hawaii News NowApril 5, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii bill that would have required beauticians to undergo training to spot signs of domestic violence has died. The idea behind the proposal was that hairdressers and manicurists often have close relationships with their clients.more »

Mortuary Law
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Bernadette Bridget 'Bernie' Mallon Gilligan, 76, CEO of the fun-loving Gilligan clan
Port City DailyApril 5, 2017

She was the mother-in-law to Aaron, Kathryn, Mark, Jeri, Lara and Malea; grandmother to Francis (m. Colleen), Briana (deceased; m. David), Jessica, Timothy, Christopher, Amanda, Aidan, Mackenzie, Zoe, Ian, Cade, Mallon, Rylan, Harrison and Kennedy; ...more »

Name Changes
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Maricopa County Attorney wants governor to veto forfeiture law
Camp Verde BugleApril 5, 2017

Montgomery told Capitol Media Services on Tuesday he does not believe it is necessary to change the law so that a judge would have to find there is "clear and convincing evidence'' that the cash or property a prosecutor wants to take is linked to a ...more »

Foster Care
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Lufkin Community Partners stand up with state leaders for foster care reform
KTREApril 3, 2017

They were standing up against child abuse and hoping for reform in the foster care system. The event was part of the group's annual campaign to bring awareness to victims of child abuse. "This is a growing concern," County Court-at-law Judge Clyde ...more »

Paternity Suits
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Bill O'Reilly Will Return With A Podcast You'll Have To Pay $4.95 To Listen To, While Fox Faces More Legal Woes
UPROXXApril 23, 2017

There's also some fresh news about the ongoing racial discrimination suit brought by multiple black employees at Fox News. New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman details how seven employees will be joining the suit next week. ... Previous allegations ...more »

Gay & Lesbian Rights
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The Plan to Combat Global Homophobia, From Peru to Nigeria
Advocate.comApril 4, 2017

That is why the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization in the U.S., remains committed to advancing equality globally. In fact, without a champion in the White House, our work in ...more »

State Child Protection
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Children's commissioner Tam Baillie calls for smacking ban
BBC NewsApril 15, 2017

Scotland's outgoing children's commissioner has made a renewed call to ban smacking of children. Tam Baillie told The Herald that the UK was one of only five European countries which do not fully protect children from physical punishment. And he ...more »

Individual Educational Plans
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Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs
New York TimesApril 11, 2017

“The private schools are not breaking the law,” said Julie Weatherly, a special-education attorney who consults for school districts in Florida and other states. “The law provides no accountability measures.” McKay is the largest of 10 such disability ...more »


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