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Blanco to give commencement address at Louisiana-Lafayette

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will deliver the fall commencement address at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Graduates convene Friday at 11 a.m. for the General Assembly in … Click to Continue »

Metal detectors at N Carolina legislature could come soon

The police chief for North Carolina's legislative complex says he believes installing metal detectors where the General Assembly works can be done in a way that balances security with the … Click to Continue »

High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection

Margaret Kruk, Hannah Leslie, and Muhammad Ali Pate introduce the PLOS Collection on High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era. In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development

North Carolina Rep. Saine leading model legislation group

A North Carolina General Assembly member will lead next year a national organization dedicated to creating conservative-leaning model legislation for state lawmakers to consider. GOP Rep. Jason Saine of Lincoln … Click to Continue »

Blue Monday kicks off 120 seat strategy for retaking the General Assembly

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Say hello to Army veteran and cancer warrior Dr. Rick Foulke: Today, we rank 35th in teacher pay (41st in 2016) and 43rd in per capita student spending in the whole nation. Our quality teachers are leaving for other states every day because of low pay and lack of respect. Show More Summary

On International Human Rights Day, freedom is still elusive in much of the world and U.S.

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Sixty-nine years ago, the U.N. General Assembly adopted a Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which sought to cement basic rights for people worldwide.        

New group to support more female legislative candidates

A new group has been formed to support progressive female candidates in Connecticut. PoliticaCT plans to recruit, educate and mobilize its members to back women running for the General Assembly … Click to Continue »

HRC Commemorates Human Rights Day with Advocates & Allies of the Year Awards

Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, HRC Global Senior Global Programs Officer On December 10, HRC commemorates Human Rights Day, marking the date in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

Veteran Latino lawmaker criticized for work with immigrant detention center

Del. Alfonso H. Lopez (D-Arlington) is known as an advocate for immigrants, but activists angered by his work are calling for an apology and action in the General Assembly.

“In Pennsylvania gerrymander case, experts can’t defend the indefensible”

Philadelphia Inquirer: It’s virtually undisputed that Pennsylvania’s congressional map satisfies this test. The map was drawn in secret by Republicans using reams of sophisticated data. It was then jammed through the General Assembly, largely on party-line votes, in a matter of days. … Continue reading ?

N Carolina lawmaker expertise means conflict judgment calls

In North Carolina's part-time General Assembly, lawmakers with outside employment are often involved in crafting bills that affect their respective industries. While that expertise can improve legislation, it also can … Click to Continue »

UN seeks to relaunch probe into chief's 1961 death

A Swedish-backed resolution circulating at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday seeks to relaunch an investigation into the death of the world body's late chief Dag Hammarskjold, who was killed in a 1961 plane crash in Africa. Show More Summary

DC's Powerhouses Assemble in Deficient 'Justice League'

Directed by: Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon; Runtime: 119 minutes Grade: C+ The drama surrounding Justice League getting onto the big screen has been nearly as prevalent as the general anticipation for the superhero film itself, if not more so. Show More Summary

More Passenger Car Blues as GM Throttles Back in Canada

General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant isn’t the only facility hit hard by the public’s growing distaste for traditional highway cruisers. Falling full-size sedan sales turned out the lights at that plant last month, and GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plant will follow suit in January, returning with a missing shift once production resumes. Show More Summary

Black: State, Congress should release sex harassment claims

Congresswoman Diane Black wants the Tennessee General Assembly and Congress to release information about sexual harassment claims and settlements involving lawmakers and staffers. Black told The Tennessean Thursday that victims … Click to Continue »

New North Carolina laws address longtime crimes, new tech

Age-old criminal misconduct and challenges from new technology are addressed in that 20 North Carolina laws that take effect partially or in full Friday. The General Assembly passed legislation this … Click to Continue »

Dazed and confused in Capitol Square

It’s not over yet, Virginia. With the State Board of Elections deciding not to certify the results in two close House of Delegates races just yet, which party will control the General Assembly come January is still unknown. Republicans are putting a brave face on the situation. In the days immediately following the election, the […]

ICCROM 30th General Assembly launched today

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The 30th General Assembly of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) was inaugurated today in Rome. The three-day event, held from 29 November ? 1 December, will feature...Show More Summary

Japan welcomes Trump's rebuke of N. Korea's abduction of Japanese

NEW YORK - A senior Japanese official on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's criticism of North Korea's abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s in his address to the U.N. General Assembly.Trump's speech reflects...Show More Summary

VA Governor McAuliffe Decides He Can Ban Guns Under “Emergency” Orders

Once again the Governor thinks he can prohibit guns even though he has no legal authority to do so from the Virginia General Assembly. This post VA Governor McAuliffe Decides He Can Ban Guns Under “Emergency” Orders appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

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