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  • Congressman introduces resolution to protect LGBT people

    A congressman from Rhode Island is banding with other lawmakers to introduce a resolution seeking to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination under the law as religious objection bills in other states have prompted...
  • Indiana town sued for rejecting cell tower

    A company that wants to build a cellphone tower in northeast Indiana is suing a small town, alleging the Zanesville Town Council is violating the federal Communications Act by using zoning ordinances to keep a wireless communications facility out....
  • Bill pulls back NC environment mandate on public funds, land

    Leading North Carolina business lobbying groups are pushing to scale back a 1971 state law that requires government agencies to evaluate the potential results of spending public dollars or disturbing public lands on the environment. Republican...
  • NC lawmaker wants to stop trying all 16 year olds as adults

    Supporters of a bill that would stop trying all 16 and 17 year olds in North Carolina as adults when they are charged with crimes hope adding an advisory committee to oversee the change will help get the bill passed. A similar bill passed the House in...
  • Youth leader files federal suit against peddling ordinance

    A Jacksonville pastor in charge of a youth group that goes door-to-door to raise money has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming a law aimed at restricting peddling is unfair. The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1J0K31l ) reports that Youth...
  • Florida Forever funds essential for our future: My Word

    Florida Forever funds essential for our future: My Word
    In November, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 1, Water and Land Conservation, with 75 percent of the vote. The purpose of Amendment 1 is to restore funding for Florida Forever, the country's premier conservation, water-supply protection,...
  • Poll shows area athletic directors strongly oppose legislation aimed at FHSAA

    Poll shows area athletic directors strongly oppose legislation aimed at FHSAA
    Legislators pushing a bill that would force the Florida High School Athletic Association to amend regulations on athletic eligibility say they consulted a broad array of stakeholders in developing their proposals – including parents, coaches and the...
  • Politics as Usual

     Politics as Usual
    Dent's spending bill poised for House vote U.S. congressman Charlie Dent has made it through one big milestone in his tenure as one of the House Appropriations Committee's so-called cardinals: the spending bill he shepherded through subcommittee is...
  • Court could order police video release in NC House bill

    Recordings from cameras worn by North Carolina police officers or attached to their vehicle dashboards and used for criminal investigations would be confidential with some exceptions in legislation getting support at the General Assembly. The bill that...
  • Even presidents must obey the law

    Even presidents must obey the law
    Regarding Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general, I could care less whether she represents "a historic first for the nation" or what race she is ("The Senate's Loretta Lynch debacle," April 22). To me, the issue should be whether the nominee...
  • Hawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21

    A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor. The bill would prevent adolescents from smoking, buying or possessing both traditional and electronic...