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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 »

College students provide free help filing income tax returns in Springfield
KSPRFebruary 1, 2012

Students at both Drury University and Missouri State University will offer free income tax preparation this winter and spring. Here is the information for both. Students will provide free tax preparation through an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Proposed bedbugs bill targets tenants
DesMoinesRegister.comFebruary 1, 2012

Lawmakers heard conflicting — and at times graphic — testimony on legislation that would rewrite landlord-tenant law concerning bedbug infestations in rental housing. The bill in question, House Study Bill 520, would add new requirements for tenants ...more »

Housing Discrimination
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Our View: Senate committee's rejection of anti-discrimmination bill keeps ...
The Idaho StatesmanFebruary 12, 2012

This basic, fair step to prevent discrimination in the workplace and the housing market didn't get a hearing. In the committee's narrow view, this proposal didn't even merit real consideration. Friday's hearing was a “print hearing” — when a committee ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Opportunities in Malaysia for Indonesian Firms Willing to Reach Out
Jakarta GlobeFebruary 7, 2012

In recent times, media focus has been on border disputes between the two neighbors or the fate of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia. But away from the headlines, Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed has been working to bring the two countries ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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Morning Buzz, Feb. 9
New York Times (blog)February 9, 2012

[The Times] Both President Obama and Archbishop Timothy Dolan tried to temper the heated debate over a new rule that would force insurance programs, even those offered by the church, to provide free birth control to women.more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Rick Santorum's absurd claims
MinnPost.comFebruary 15, 2012

President Obama's vision for this country is to fundamentally change us from a free market, capitalist system to a Republic in the mold of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe. We simply cannot allow four more years of this.more »

Azerbaijan evictions tarnish Eurovision glitz
AFPFebruary 1, 2012

Natalia Alibekova, another pensioner still holding out against eviction from the condemned block, said she expected to be thrown out any day now when the demolition crew moves in. "I will have memories of my home whenever Eurovision takes place," she ...more »


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