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Could guns be battered women's answer to domestic violence?
Today's ZamanJanuary 1, 2012

This week, the very same group that advocated sitting around the table as a means of dealing with domestic violence less than two decades ago is proposing that women in fear of their lives should be issued with guns as a last-resort attempt to cut down ...more »

2011 Year in Review, Police & Courts: Diaz, Cazares sentenced; manhunt ends ...
Quincy Herald WhigJanuary 1, 2012

At the same hearing, Marion County Prosecutor Tom Redington presented Blue Ryno checks signed by Oswalt and made payable to criminal defense attorneys representing Oswalt's daughter in Missouri and Illinois drug cases, as well to her daughter's ...more »

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Affirmative Action
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Idaho State University Martin Luther King celebration set Jan. 16
Idaho State UniversityJanuary 4, 2012

The Idaho State University Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity and Diversity will host a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Jan. 16 on the ISU campus. A march will begin at 1:30 pm from the northeast corner of the Holt Arena parking lot. ...more »

Government Employees
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TOWN HALL: We must cut city employee benefit
Colorado Springs GazetteJanuary 2, 2012

No one wants to see the futures of government employees threatened or diminished in any way, and no one wants to see them burdened with new costs. It's cold, hard reality. Anyone tempted to view this as a needless attack on public employees should ...more »

Collective Bargaining
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GOP Anti-Labor Zealotry
The Nation.January 12, 2012

Unions represent some of the freest institutions in this land. There are few finer examples of participatory democracy to be found anywhere.” And Reagan wasn't the last Republican to try to connect with labor. As recently as 2007, former Arkansas ...more »

Immigration Reform & Control Act(Irca)
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Immigration proposal not seen as major step
TucsonSentinel.comJanuary 11, 2012

Comprehensive immigration reform it is not: That's what many are saying about the Obama administration's recently announced plan to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants trying to re-enter the United States after applying for legal status. ...more »

Labor Disputes
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Virgin Australia Benefits from Qantas Industrial Disputes
International Business Times AUJanuary 3, 2012

By Vittorio Hernandez | January 3, 2012 1:57 PM EST The labor dispute at Qantas benefited Virgin Australia which logged a 3.5 per cent increase in domestic passenger traffic in November. The Singapore Airlines – Virgin Australia tie-up includes a ...more »

Employment & Discrimination
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Crowd Protests 'Unfair' Employment Practices Outside Capital Grille
Patch.comJanuary 19, 2012

17, to protest against 'discriminatory' employment practices allegedly followed by Darden, the restaurant's parent company. By Laura L Thornton About 30 people gathered outside The Capital Grille in Friendship Heights on Tuesday night, Jan. ...more »

Rrb Disability
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Lord Falconer: assisted suicide law fails to protect or punish
Telegraph.co.ukJanuary 2, 2012

Political leaders have shied away from calling for the law to be relaxed, not least for fear of angering religious groups and disability campaigners who believes it amounts to the declaration by society that some lives are not worth living. ...more »

Employment Contracts
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Ind. Dems ending boycott, won't promise labor vote
BusinessWeekJanuary 10, 2012

Republicans want to make Indiana the first state in more than a decade to enact right-to-work legislation, which bans employment contracts that require mandatory union fees. House Democrats stalled work at the opening of Indiana's 2012 legislative ...more »

Sexual & Other Harassment
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Protect the Company in the New Social Media World
Texas LawyerJanuary 5, 2012

Employee posts may subject the company to liability. False statements made by employees or paid third parties about a company's products and services in social media and on review sites have led to claims for deceptive trade practices and false ...more »

Family Medical Leave & Pregnancy Discrimination
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Saleh medical trip to U.S. is put on hold by Yemenis
STLtoday.comJanuary 1, 2012

Sanaa, Yemen • Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh will not leave his country for medical treatment in the US unless he is guaranteed respect worthy of his title, a senior aide of his said Saturday. Ahmed al-Sufi said senior leaders of the General ...more »

Undocumented Workers
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Where Newt Gingrich Stands on Issues of Import to Latino Voters
Fox NewsJanuary 8, 2012

The former House Speaker garnered praise from some Latinos when he said during debates that some undocumented immigrants who have lived in the country for a long time, and stayed out of trouble with the police, should have a way to stay and work ...more »

Federal Personnel
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Road funds at risk in some states over safety rule
USA TODAYJanuary 2, 2012

Although tougher open-container laws have repeatedly been filibustered in Missouri, the changes needed to comply with federal standards on drunken driving sentences and commercial driver's licenses have not been controversial. ...more »

Unfair Labor Practices
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NLRB complaint alleges Steward fired nurse for leading union organizing effort
The Boston GlobeJanuary 5, 2012

“We found reasonable cause to believe the unfair labor practices alleged in the complaint occurred,” Robert P. Redbord, deputy regional attorney for the NLRB, said this morning. The board has scheduled a hearing on the complaint against Steward for Feb ...more »

Fires And Firefighters Law
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Economy affects fire volunteerism
Asbury Park PressJanuary 2, 2012

The proposed law grew out of a state Department of Health and Senior Services study in 2007 that found that New Jersey's emergency medical services system needed an overhaul. The legislation gives municipalities official authority over emergency ...more »

Bob Hawke nearly destroyed economy, says Paul Keating
The AustralianJanuary 1, 2012

The summit brought together representatives of federal, state and local governments, trade unions, big and small business, churches and community and professional groups. With the sole exception of Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen, they signed a ...more »

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