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Ontario Budget 2015: Kicks the can on fixing Ontario's real problems 24.4.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Budget 2015 may be big on rhetoric, but it doesn't deliver on the promises for strengthening public services that Premier Wynne was elected on. It is, instead, a procrastination budget; one that skillfully avoids a conversation about Ontario's chronic revenue problem and shifts the cost of underinvestment in public services on to private households. The province trumpets that it will reduce the deficit to $8.5 billion this fiscal year to $4.8 billon next year and reach a zero deficit by ...
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Some Question Whether States Should Tell Welfare Recipients How To Spend Their Benefits 24.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Kansas’ new law that restricts welfare recipients from using their benefits to get a tattoo, consult a psychic or take a cruise has made for endless fodder on the late-night talk show circuit. Supporters argue the law will push the poor to obtain gainful employment, and 18 other states are weighing comparable measures. But welfare policy analysts from across the ideological spectrum question the wisdom of the restrictions. Analysts say the Kansas law, the nation’s most restrictive, saddles welfare recipients with extra bank fees because it limits ATM withdrawals to $25; prohibits a state agency from using state or federal funds to educate needy families about food stamp eligibility; and makes it more difficult for the poor to pay their rent or buy cheaper gasoline in neighboring Missouri. Groups such as the ...
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Pakistan Sets Execution Date for Man Arrested as Juvenile 24.4.2015 Commondreams.org Newswire
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Lawsuit says hunger-striking immigrant moms at South Texas facility faced retaliation 24.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Lawsuit: Hunger-striking immigrant moms faced retaliation 24.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Three immigrant mothers held at a Texas detention facility filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that they were held in isolation in retaliation for their hunger strike to protest their detention and conditions at the center.
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Etan Patz jury ends 7th day without verdict in 36-year-old murder case 24.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Jurors deciding the fate of a former grocery store clerk charged in the slaying of 6-year-old Etan Patz ended their seventh day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict after requesting hours of testimony be read back to them.
Man Started Utah Wildfire To 'Signal For Help,' Police Say 24.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A man who allegedly started a brush fire in Utah that claimed up to 40 acres of old growth trees did it to signal for help, police said Wednesday. Weston Vetere, 25, of Green River, got stuck in his vehicle trying to turn around on a hillside, so he allegedly lit up some nearby brush to try and get authorities' attention, according to a Grand County sheriff's press release . The ensuing wildfire burned up to 40 acres of old growth Cottonwood trees on April 13, police said. One firefighter suffered burns "when he stepped into a burned-out stump hole on the property," and was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the release. Several structures were threatened by the fire, but weren't damaged. Vetere was arrested and charged with arson. Court records show that he has been charged with a slew of felonies in the past, including driving under the influence, weapons charges, drug possession and sexual battery. He served time in jail for the drug possession charges, but it wasn't clear whether he was ...
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Clergy Abuse Survivors’ Open Letters to the Pope 24.4.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
Boston.com asked three sexual abuse survivors — Ann Hagan Webb, Robert Costello, and Bernie McDaid — to write an open letter to Pope Francis about his visit, and whether or not it should include ...
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Who Will Test the Testers? 23.4.2015 Truthout.com
Record numbers of students and parents in New York have boycotted the state's Common Core exams for grades 3 through 8, creating a crisis of legitimacy not only for the tests, but the larger project of corporate education reform that has been relentlessly pushed by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his backers in Corporate America and Wall Street. Last spring, when a then-unprecedented 60,000 students didn't take the state tests, the Cuomo administration responded by dropping the exams as a requirement for student promotion to the next grade - but later pushing for legislation under which they would count for a whopping 50 percent in a new teacher evaluation system . If Cuomo's plan was to divide parents from teachers, it backfired in a major way. More than 200,000 students out of a total of 1.2 million are estimated to have opted out of the English Language Arts test last week - and those numbers are expected to increase with this week's Math test. Incredibly, the percentage of parents throughout the ...
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Australia Again Wages War on Its Own People 23.4.2015 Truthout.com
Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years. The state government says it can no longer afford to "support" the homelands. "Genocide" is a word Australians hate to hear. (Photo: Aboriginal Man via Shutterstock) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this: They can't be found in corporate media! Make a tax-deductible donation today. Australia has again declared war on its Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought universal condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years. In Western Australia, where mining companies make billion-dollar profits exploiting Aboriginal land, the state government says it can no longer afford to "support" the homelands. Vulnerable populations, ...
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Copeland clears Sharing and Caring Hands for new facility 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Sharing and Caring Hands founder Mary Jo Copeland hopped into a bulldozer Thursday morning and made the first pass at tearing down the homeless shelter she helped build. But it was a happy day.
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Day 7 of jury deliberations in 1979 New York child murder case 23.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors considering a murder charge against the man who confessed to killing Etan Patz, whose 1979 disappearance changed the way the United States responds to missing children, began their seventh day of deliberations on Thursday. The panel at state Supreme Court in Manhattan resume their discussions in the kidnapping and murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, 54, a former deli worker in the Soho neighborhood in Manhattan where the 6-year-old boy lived. On Wednesday, the jury asked to review the testimony of a childhood friend of Patz, Chelsea Altman, who recalled that after Patz's first walk alone to the bus stop in May 25, 1979, he never got on the school bus. Patz was one of the first missing children whose picture appeared on milk cartons in an effort to locate ...
Room for Debate: Collecting Child Support Without Making Matters Worse 23.4.2015 NY Times: Editorials
How can child support be reformed so that children are provided for without lives of poor families being ...
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Amnesty: despite court order, Czechs place healthy Roma children in schools for disabled 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Migrants in Libya say face beatings, rape awaiting Mediterranean crossing: TRFN 23.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two Eritrean migrants waiting in Libya to make the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Italy have spoken of the terrible conditions they face, going hungry and witnessing others being beaten and raped by smugglers. "I have seen women be raped in front of their children, and they leave their children on top of the car and take the mothers if they want to rape them," a man named 'Yosef', to protect his identity, said in an interview with Save The Children. "There is lack of food, there is only macaroni," said Yosef, who is "stuck" in Libya because he has run out of money, after being funded by his aunt to travel there from Sudan. The two Eritreans, interviewed by Save The Children on Sunday, are waiting in a house in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, with 84 other migrants controlled by ...
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Fetal murder bill on the go 23.4.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee Wednesday advanced a controversial measure that would define an unborn child as a “person” so that prosecutors can file murder charges in attacks against pregnant women.After a nearly five-hour hearing, the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee backed the bill on a 3-2...
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Compromise in works on Colorado child ombudsman bill 23.4.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. John Hickenlooper and lawmakers have found a way out of an impasse over the future of the state's child watchdog, a political standoff that threatened the office's existence.
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Southern California teens arrested over school shooting threats 23.4.2015 Yahoo: US National
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three teenagers at two high schools in the Southern California city of Rancho Cucamonga have been arrested on suspicion of making threats on social media to shoot other students, authorities said on Wednesday. Two 14-year-old students at Los Osos High School were arrested on Monday for investigation of conspiracy to commit murder after rumors of a threatened campus shooting, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Separately, an 18-year-old student at another Rancho Cucamonga high school, Andrew Riccardi, was arrested on Monday on campus in front of his classmates on suspicion of posting a Twitter threat, the sheriff’s department said. Riccardi was arrested for investigation of possessing weapons at school.
Nun In Uganda Has Educated 2,000 Girls Victimized By Joseph Kony 23.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe -- the nun who threatened to punch Stephen Colbert in the face -- doesn't shy away from making bold statements to influential people. Nyirumbe, the director of St. Monica's Girls Tailoring Center, visited AOL Build on Monday to discuss how her school empowers young women who've been victimized by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. During the interview with Penny Abeywardena, commissioner of the N.Y.C. Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Nyirumbe was asked about her upcoming meeting with Pope Francis, and if the educator wanted to get any one point across to the religious figure. "You know, when we talk about gender-based violence, who are the ones suffering most? Women," she answered . "Gender-based violence ... the victims are mostly women ... Let us all work very hard to end violence against women and children everywhere." Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe speaks during a Build series event in New York City on Monday, April 20. (Photo: Damon Dahlen, The Huffington ...
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After attack on pregnant woman, Colorado lawmakers consider fetal homicide bill 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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