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Sign up to join Mashable's live blog of Super Bowl ads

For the past three years, Mashable has assembled a crack team of ad execs to live blog and critique the often sorry crop of Super Bowl ads that are foisted on the American public. This year is no exception It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Show More Summary

Action Alert Virginia! Your Help is Needed Today!

The Virginia General Assembly is addressing the use of restraint and seclusion of students. Your action is needed today! The Virginia Senate voted to regulate (SB782) the use of seclusion and restraint in public school children. The House of Delegates will now hear similar legislation (HB1443). On Monday morning, February 2, 2015, the House Education […]

VA: HRT Unlikely to Get Lawmakers' OK for Dedicated Revenue

Jan. 29--NORFOLK -- Local boosters of public transportation can expect mixed results this General Assembly session. An effort to reverse a major reduction in state funding for public transit is being pushed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican Del. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton may not Announce 2016 Candidacy until July 2015

Reports say she needs time to assemble her staff and craft her message, especially after a series of public gaffes of how poor she was at one point.

Convicted Ex-Virginia Governor’s Law License Revoked

Bob McDonnell’s conviction on 11 public corruption charges is not good for his law career. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:New York State Assembly Speaker Arrested For Corruption (Jan 22, 2015) Chris Christie: The Most Corrupt Governor in America (Jan 7, 2015) Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison (Jan [...]

Inside the Uniform, Under the Hood, Longing for Change

From January 4 - 12, 2015, Witness Against Torture (WAT) activists assembled in Washington D.C. for an annual time of fasting and public witness to end the United States' use of torture and indefinite detention and to demand the closure, with immediate freedom for those long cleared for release, of the illegal U.S. Show More Summary

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrested in 'kickback' scheme

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. Mr. Silver is being... To view the full story, click the title link.

Morning 10: Silver faces arrest | City schools | Brooklyn health care

Longtime state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is expected to be arrested on federal corruption charges as early as today. The management of the city's public schools will be significantly altered to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Anchorage effort to curb legal pot use in public faces backlash

An Anchorage Assembly ordinance that would ban consumption of marijuana in public places is under fire from pro-pot groups. Alaska's largest city is considering the legislation with recreational marijuana use -- approved in a statewide...Show More Summary

New England Hardcore & Metal Festival adds The Red Chord, Code Orange, The Atlas Moth & more to lineup

photo: The Red Chord at Public Assembly in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro) As discussed, the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival is returning to Worcester, MA from April 17-19, and since we last spoke more acts have been announced.....

Editorial: Sheldon Silver’s secret shame

By hiding an entire stream of private income from public scrutiny, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has opened the door

The Video Series ‘This Is Radio’ Asks Five Questions of Popular Public Radio Hosts

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

The video series This Is Radio (previously) assembled a group of popular public radio hosts and asked them all the same five questions about the industry, podcasting, and who has the best hair in radio. The panel included Roman Mars of 99% Invisible, Radiolab producer Andy Mills, and more including a hair-related cameo by Radiolab hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. This […]

BBC Documentary Shows Harsh Conditions for Workers in iPhone Factories

last monthTechnology : Bits

A video documentary about some Chinese factories that assemble Apple products has refueled public attention on labor issues, like excessive work hours.

Public recordings of police officers will be legal in Illinois after all

Rumors can run rampant on social media. One recent prominent rumor borne out of this year's Illinois General Assembly veto session in Springfield would have people believe that a new law would prohibit Illinoisans from recording police officers in public. Show More Summary

Over Easy: Flashmobs

Wikipedia - A flash mob (or flashmob)[1] is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, before quickly dispersing. They are often used for the purposes of entertainment, satire or artistic expression [2][3][4] and are organized via telecommunications, social media, or [...]

Galapagos leaving DUMBO, moving to cheaper, more artist-friendly neighborhood (Detroit)

site of the new Detroit Galapagos Art space and venue Galapagos was originally in Williamsburg in the space that became Public Assembly and then Black Bear Bar. It moved to DUMBO in 2007 and now rising rents have caused it...

Australian ATC didn’t know Melbourne flights were at risk for two years

A disturbing dossier of evidence as to the unsatisfactory and abjectly incompetent state of public administration of air safety in Australia is being assembled by the hard core membership of the Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport. On Friday afternoon one of its key members, Senator Nick Xenophon (Independent SA) took [...]

Are Democrats the Real Racists?

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, recently elected speaker of the assembly's Republican caucus, stepped down this week. His resignation comes after he made some truly remarkable public comments about race. He claimed that the "relationship...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition

Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting.    I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence.   We covered strategy, especially identifying audiences through personas and key objectives.   … Read More

Ohio legislature rushes to shield lethal-drug info from public records law

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Columbus Dispatch | RCFP The Ohio General Assembly is moving quickly to pass a bill that would “shield the identity of manufacturers and sellers of drugs used in lethal injection, as well as physicians and members of the execution...Show More Summary

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