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  • Diaper legislation generates rash of criticism

     
    Diaper bill: Proposed federal legislation would make it easier for child-care providers to use federal funds to provide diapers to low-income families.
  • Senate to examine child abuse laws in wake of Penn State scandal

     
    The Penn State child sex-abuse scandal has prompted calls for a Senate committee hearing on whether stronger laws are needed to protect children from child abuse and neglect.

    Bill seeks to require drug screening for jobless benefits

     
    Legislation introduced by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) would require applicants for federally subsidized jobless benefits to fill out a questionnaire used for drug screening to determine whether they should then have to take a drug test. Those identified as...

    The cost of cheap stuff

     
    I missed this when it came out at the end of last month: The price of Wal-Mart’s low wages and benefits at just one Wal-Mart store not only costs families in lost income and economic security, but it also may...

    Shock waves from scandal continue to spread

    Shock waves from scandal continue to spread
    The child sex scandal at Penn State University reverberated Thursday on multiple fronts, touching everything from promotional buttons to superstar athletes to bowl bids as state and national media raced to keep track. A vague post in an Internet forum...