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(AP) People killed by gunfire in Alabama have increased 22 percent within a seven-year period. Scroll for more content... AL.com reports that the Violence Policy Center states the gunfire death rate was the second highest in the United States with 21.51 fatalities per 100,000 people. The number of people ...
Advocates for sex workers are demanding Laval reverse its decision to push all massage parlours, strip clubs, and other erotic businesses to a small, industrial stretch of the city. The new rules, which came into effect last Tuesday, further stigmatize and endanger the women involved in the sex industry, ...

#SchumerShutdown became the top trending topic promoted by Russian bots on social media on Sunday night, a national security group found. The Alliance for Securing democracy, an organization led by national security officials from both political parties housed at The German Marshall Fund of the ...
The group, Justice without Borders, kick started the community ID program Saturday at the Elkhart Public Library. The program's goal is to verify important information for immigrants, like their addresses, and help them with every day things like check cashing, getting pharmacy prescriptions and other legal ...
New Orleans police and state officials suspended the alcohol permits of four French Quarter strip clubs after raids Friday found "multiple violations," officials said Saturday. But at least one waitress and an advocacy organization for those working at the clubs said the operation was a waste of resources that ...
Snowmobile ride benefits mental health advocacy group. Snowmobilers take off down the Swift Creek trail in Whitefish on the Trans-Montana Charity Ride on Thursday. (Casey Kreider photos/Daily Inter Lake). Snowmobile ride benefits mental health advocacy group 1. Bill McDaniel, safety coordinator with ...

The California Supreme Court has declined to review an affordable-housing advocacy group's appeal that challenged Huntington Beach's decision to reduce the number of units allowed in a development plan, effectively ending the case. City Attorney Michael Gates called the court's decision, issued ...
A woman and her infant are now safe and a 34-year-old Clatskanie man is in jail thanks in part of a Domestic Violence advocacy group. Jeremiah Crothers is facing charges of attempted murder and domestic violence following an incident with his girlfriend and the couple's son Tuesday. Court records paint ...
An Auckland defence lawyer says using marae as bail addresses would help those on electronic bail who struggle to get permission to stay in private accommodation while awaiting trial. No caption. Photo: 123RF. The Sir Peter Williams QC Penal Reform League is pushing the move, saying it would help to ...
While considered a favorite by many, a housing advocacy group is arguing that Massachusetts has a long way to go before having Amazon's headquarters in the state would be a perfect fit. Amazon on Thursday selected Boston as one of 20 finalists for its new headquarters after officials in the city lobbied ...
Seoul (Reuters) - A South Korean consumer group has filed a criminal complaint against Apple chief executive Tim Cook over slower iPhone devices, after probes in Europe into allegations the firm had deliberately shortened the life of its handsets. Apple is already facing lawsuits in the United States ...
A community advocacy group, known as Justice without Borders, wants to establish a municipal ID card program in Elkhart. It would be similar to programs already established in Goshen and South Bend. Elkhart City Councilman Dwight fish is working with the group. "We think that it's time for city wide ID for those folks who ...
Clarksville, Tenn. - (CLARKSVILLENOW) The success of Clarksville Parks & Recreation's BCycle bike-sharing program has inspired interest in creating an organization to promote a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community. Like-minded local residents, businesses, clubs and agencies are ...
The Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization is re-branding itself with a new slogan and an ad campaign that will be airing on 7 News and Your North Country Fox beginning Wednesday. "We want people to become part of the Advocate Drum through membership. Obviously as a membership organization ...
Immigration advocacy group sends DACA recipients to DC to appeal to lawmakers ... An immigration advocacy group, Promise Arizona, has sent a group of so-called "Dreamers" to Washington D.C. to talk to lawmakers about the future of DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The push comes ...
ST. IGNACE, MI -- A group opposed to the Line 5 oil pipelines running under the straits of Mackinac, frustrated by a lack of action by state officials, have released a written plan for decommissioning. "Simply put, the state must stop the delays and stop kicking the can," said Liz Kirkwood, executive director of ...
A group calling itself Stanley Park Advocates is concerned the $4.5-million conversion of the former fish House into a restaurant and small batch brewery will impact a nearby heron colony. Artist rendering courtesy of Stanley Park Brewing Co. One of the herons nesting in the colony at Stanley Park.

Hispanic advocacy organization denounces Trump's "poop-filled mouth". On Sunday, President Donald Trump tweeted that "DACA is probably dead." Hispanic advocacy organization denounces Trump's "poop-filled mouth". In reaction to the president's current view on DACA, the U.S. Hispanic Leadership ...
Batesville, In. -- Southern Indian Voices for children earned a $20,000 grant from National CASA and to facilitate volunteer classes and will soon open an office in the Batesville area. The cases of child abuse have more than doubled in the past two years for Jefferson County. Ripley County numbers have ...
The leaders of a homeless rights advocacy group plan to speak out Monday after about a dozen of the group's members were arrested in El Cajon for feeding the homeless on city property in defiance of a city ordinance. The arrests occurred Sunday afternoon at wells Park on East Madison Avenue next to ...
Mowry, who is on the science advisory board of the California-based advocacy group Project Coyote, says his project will continue pushing for a ban on the hunting contests. "Not everyone is in favor of trying to kill our way out of the problem." This article originally appeared in our January 2018 issue.
DeKALB -- DeKalb Stands, a women's rights and civil liberities advocacy group, will lead a panel discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its effects on DeKalb County. The panel discussion will feature a team of local healthcare leaders. The forum will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at ...
Kentucky became the first state approved to implement work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, according to Kaiser health news. Conservatives believe that the requirement can give individuals an incentive to work and eventually leave the program, while Democrats and other groups said it can cause ...
More than 115 health care organizations and advocacy groups recently signed a letter in support of pharmacy regulations that address direct and indirect remuneration (DIR) fees in a proposed Medicare Part D rule by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), according to a press release ...
The Arkansas United Community Coalition did not mince words on Friday when it responded to reports by Senator Dick Durbin that President Trump described African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting about immigration with lawmakers. "He showed downright racism. He showed disrespect., and obviously, ...
A bill introduced in the state legislature is being touted as a "Teacher rights" bill. While supporter says the legislation would make teachers feel more empowered and protected from potentially violent students, detractors say that it could disproportionately impact students of color and those with ...
A Washington D.C.-based animal advocacy group sued two federal agencies this week, accusing them of ignoring public record requests as they push for Tilikum's full necropsy to get released. Tilikum, the whale at the center of the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish" for killing a trainer, died Jan. 6, 2017 ...
Minneapolis (AP) -- A group that advocates for the Jewish community and fights anti-Semitism is being recognized by the FBI. The FBI announced Thursday that the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas is receiving the 2017 FBI director's Community Leadership Award.
Constant, sharp facial pain is a reality for Sally Balsamo. The Chicagoan has trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic pain condition that affects a nerve carrying sensation from the face to the brain, according to the Mayo Clinic. The condition can cause episodes of severe shooting or jabbing pain that can last a few ...
... the Trump Administration announced it is planning to revoke temporary protective status for about 200,000 Salvadorans who came to the United States after earthquakes devastated their country in 2001 -- they will have 18 months before they have to leave the country -- local immigrant advocacy groups, ...
The Fritz Pollard Alliance is calling on the NFL to investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. Fritz Pollard Alliance counsel Cyrus Mehri and N. Jeremi Duru issued a statement Wednesday expressing concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an ...
The Repair Association, a nonprofit that advocates for "right to repair" legislation around the country, is mounting a lobbying push in 16 states that are considering such bills, according to Executive Director Gay Gordon-Byrne. The push comes as many states around the country begin their legislative ...
Expect a flood of pro-clean energy ballot initiatives to be floated in this year's midterm elections, at least if a new advocacy group called the Energy Future Project has its way. As the calendar turned to a new year, a group of solar veterans like Dan Rosen (founder of Mosaic), Abigail Ross Hopper (president ...
"We are humbled that the two preeminent global CF patient advocacy organizations share our view on the positive potential clinical impact of our CFTR modulators," Meenu Chhabra, Proteostasis' president and CEO, said in a press release. The company expects to begin dosing the trial participants in the ...
advocacy groups sue 49 Alabama sheriffs for withholding public records of leftover inmate food money. Posted 12:13 pm, ... ALABAMA -- Two advocacy groups have sued Alabama sheriffs who have allegedly denied public record requests about whether sheriffs have profited from jailhouse food programs.
Austin - After a flurry of sexual assault allegations in the Entertainment industry, government, and social media spurred the #MeToo campaign, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault released guidelines in January for prevention strategies intended for schools and institutions. "We reached a ...
It might not be intuitive or comfortable to talk to a toddler about inappropriate touching or sexual abuse. Sarah Barnard said she certainly never would have thought to have those conversations if she wasn't the director of the child Advocacy Center of Cayuga County. But the statistics are staggering: ...
advocacy groups In Disbelief Over News That Salvadorans Must Leave ... decision to end Temporary Protected Status for 200,000 Salvadorans who have been in the country since 2001 after a massive earthquake has been met with disbelief by Latino advocacy groups in Connecticut and on Long island.
News of Dominion Energy's planned purchase of SCANA Corp. has grabbed the attention of many environmental and energy advocacy groups. Friends of the Earth, a 49-year-old network of environmental advocacy and activist groups, issued a statement Jan. 3 with a lengthy headline that included the ...
Cuomo's efforts to preserve the state's green spaces have the backing of Parks and Trails New York, an Albany-based advocacy group. The organization is also supporting Cuomo's plans to boost programs that combat climate change. The governor launched the $900 million NY Parks 2020 program in ...
Michigan residents should stop eating romaine lettuce until the cause of an E. coli outbreak is identified and the offending product is removed from store shelves, consumer advocacy group Consumer Reports says. The organization made announcement this week following an E. coli outbreak that sickened ...
Stand for children announced Friday that the national political advocacy organization is disbanding its Oklahoma affiliate after five years of operation. The Oklahoma outfit spent more than $2 million in support of the failed State Question 779, a ballot measure that would have added a 1-cent sales tax to ...
Public citizen led a group of more than 60 organizations Wednesday in a letter urging senators to reject President Donald Trump's HHS Secretary nominee Alex Azar ahead of his Senate Finance Committee hearing Tuesday. The groups argue Azar's stances on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid ...
child advocacy groups launch ACE Interface Project. By: Daily Record Staff January 4, 2018. From left, Dr. Robert Anda, co-founder of ACE Interface; George Sherman, president of Cypress Group LLC; and Patricia Cronin, executive director of The Family Tree, attended the launch of the statewide ACE Interface Project.
Photographer Nan Goldin Launches Addiction advocacy group Targeting the Sackler Family, OxyContin billionaires and Prominent arts Donors. In an essay for Artforum, the photographer details her own struggle with OxyContin addition and her plan to hold the Sacklers accountable. Sarah Cascone ...
In September, the organization partnered with other advocacy groups, including Bikeable Communities, City Fabrick and Walk Long Beach, to bring a Community Pedestrian and bicycle Safety Training to Admiral Kidd Park in West Long Beach. This was another chance for attendees to learn how to ...
Mallard Cove's Men's Golf Association has donated $10,717 to the children's Advocacy Center, a division of Family and Youth Counseling Agency, Inc., according to a news release from Family and Youth. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The golfers raised the money during the 40th annual Shine Flournoy Golf ...
Microsoft announced today that it will be launching a coalition called Connect Americans Now (CAN) to advocate for the FCC to eliminate regulatory hurdles that the group says are standing in the way of more widespread rural broadband deployment. In addition to Microsoft, the coalition's members include ...
Albuquerque, N.M. - 2017 was a deadly year on the road for motorcyclists, with fatal crashes a statistic already on the rise, according to officials with the New Mexico Motorcycle rights Organization. Advertisement. Whether it's because of the unusually mild weather, distracted drivers or lack of ...
Animals 24-7, described as a "nonporfit online newspaper and information service covering the humane community worldwide" has publish an article about the Hyannis PetSmart dog attack that has dominated local news the past few days. The article, " 'Second Chance' pit bull mauls pit advocate groomer ...


 

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