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Bill to require more transparency in ballot measure advertising moves forward
Northwest Progressive Institute Official Blog (blog)February 1, 2012

HB 2499 would require advertising for or against ballot measures in Washington to include the name and address of the entity paying for the advertising; entities that are political committees would also have to disclose the names of their top five ...more »

Huckster Propaganda: Voice of San Diego gets a taste of its own fact check
San Diego CityBEATFebruary 1, 2012

If in certain contexts it characterizes (and trumpets) advertising as a form of support, it should not turn around and deny that advertising is support. The claim is false. The question, however, is whether there are aggravating factors.more »

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Dangerous Premises
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The Collegetown Compromise
Cornell University The Cornell Daily SunFebruary 1, 2012

Collegetown landlords have to deal with unruly tenants, legal liability and destruction of their property. If a student causes damage in excess of his or her security deposit, proprietors can rarely get compensation. Even when a landlord makes a profit ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Aurora, Kane housing study shows more awareness needed
Aurora Beacon NewsFebruary 9, 2012

The study found that fair housing concerns and access to housing for the disabled is “a significant issue” in Kane County. A community survey conducted for the study and housing complaint data showed there may be some discriminatory practices in the ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Smaller 'stans fret at Russia's dominance
Asia Times OnlineFebruary 1, 2012

In April 2010, Russia imposed duties at an initial US$200-plus per ton on all oil exports to countries that were not part of the Customs Union (Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus); over two years, the duties gradually increased to $406 per ton (as of ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Human Rights Take a Back Seat to Sovereignty
Spiegel OnlineFebruary 3, 2012

The ruling was consistent with a long-held tenant of human rights. The plaintiffs from Distomo, however, found success in Greece -- in the courtroom at least. The country's highest court, the Aeropag, awarded them €28 million in reparations, ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Lawsuit claiming mold caused illness to go forward
The Virginian-PilotFebruary 3, 2012

The boy is now behind in school and faces long-term medical treatment because of mold exposure, the complaint alleges. Constitutional claims outlined in the suit were dismissed a year ago by a federal judge. A jury trial on the remaining state law ...more »

High-profile forced eviction of farmer is 'illegal': Vietnam PM
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HANOI--Vietnam's premier on Friday weighed in on a high-profile land dispute in the north, criticising the forced eviction of a fish farmer who resisted with landmines and a shotgun, an official said. The Jan. 5 incident in the port city of Hai Phong, ...more »


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