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A passionate voice for animals
Northern Rivers EchoDecember 1, 2011

"I think the extent of coverage is why I was shortlisted - it generated a lot of interest on the internet and went viral globally, and the animal law people involved were contacted by people from all over the world." She said she had never known about ...more »

Obama's Indian Trust Commission Takes Form
Indian Country Today Media Network.comDecember 1, 2011

Chair – Fawn R. Sharp is the current president of the Quinault Indian Nation, the current President of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, and a former administrative law judge for the State of Washington and Governor of the Washington State ...more »

Health Care Law News and Stories

Bad Faith Insurance
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Cantor: “I really expect great things from Marilyn Tavenner.”
Washington Post (blog)December 1, 2011

Having worked in the private sector, she understands the need for a robust private sector health care system that can't be managed by a bureaucrat in Washington.” He actually thinks she could even make the Affordable Care Act a little bit better in the ...more »

Hipaa Compliance
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Hospitals Gear Hiring To Health Law And Industry Changes
Gant DailyDecember 1, 2011

The new jobs appear to be driven not by patient demand as much as a general restructuring of the health care industry that includes changes mandated by the 2010 federal health care law, the 2009 federal stimulus funding, new government regulations and ...more »

Elder Care Abuse
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Artist dedicates mural to survivors of sexual abuse
Centre Daily TimesDecember 11, 2011

One of the organizers, Jens Thorsen, of State College, said the event was meant to promote healing, awareness and prevention of abuse. A local American Indian elder of the Lenape tribe performed a smudging ceremony — a traditional ritual of ...more »

Living Wills
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San Francisco Minimum Wage Hike Sets National Record
Huffington PostDecember 1, 2011

This automatic increase is the result of a law passed by San Francisco voters in 2004 that tied the city's minimum wage to inflation, hence its inevitable, yearly upward creep. San Francisco joins eight other states (including Colorado, ...more »

Medicare & Medicaid Issues
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Whopping Medicaid cuts to hit nursing facilities hard
McKnight's Long Term Care NewsDecember 2, 2011

One family friend described the shooting as “an act of love,” according to the newspaper. The elder Ballard had been living in the home he and his wife bought in 1967 for $28000. A spokesperson for the facility's owner, National Lutheran Communities ...more »


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