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California lawmaker wants to pin Scarlett A on students based on dubious due process

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, Federal government, National  /  No Comments

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Treating sexual assault as equal to plagiarism won’t help victims.

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UW-Platteville chancellor dismisses complaint against whistleblower professor

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I have concluded your complaints do not warrant disciplinary action or further investigation.”

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Florida state charity drive suspended after 40 years

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Florida, State Government  /  No Comments

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Gov. Rick Scott suspended a program Thursday that allowed Florida state workers to donate to charities through their paychecks, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The announcement came on the heels of an audit that revealed previously undocumented costs associated with the program. State employees donated $280,000 to charity this fall through the paycheck program.  But […]

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Rutland aldermen hear from federal refugee agency after months of delay

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Following months of delay, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has responded to the Rutland Board of Aldermen’s letter seeking answers about the city’s refugee program.

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Nevada AG Laxalt and 9 GOP colleagues push online gambling ban

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Federal government, National, Nevada, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A review of campaign finance records by Watchdog.org shows that Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who is pushing hard for the online gambling ban, heavily contributed to Laxalt’s election to the office in 2014.

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Study: Florida ranks 32nd in state-level health care flexibility

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Florida, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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The more flexibility and discretion afforded to healthcare providers and patients in a given state, the better, the analysis assumes.

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