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End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...Scout units to continue excluding gay adults.Across the country, scores of gay Eagle Scouts signed forms with the advocacy group Scouts for Equality, expressing interest in rejoining the Boy Scouts as volunteers.Among them was Charles Spain...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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'The conversation we're stuck with'

...to train teachers to notice early warning signs and, if warranted, make referrals.Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of the advocacy group Mental Health America, says school officials and other adults should think carefully about how to respond when young...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
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Poll: US views of Francis dim; a plunge in approval ratings

...point dip to 68 percent since last year. John Gehring, Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, a liberal advocacy group in Washington, said, "some progressives naively expected him to overturn church teaching on abortion, contraception...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/poll-us-views-francis-dim-plunge-appr
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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...but not a life sentence or 20-year prison term, he said.With his speech to the prominent African-American advocacy group, Obama sought to put a spotlight on the need for new legislation as he mounted a weeklong push on criminal justice...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/obama-calls-shorter-sentences-nonviol
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Prez candidate Walker signs abortion ban bill

...is between a woman and her doctor," said Sasha Bruce with NARAL Pro-Choice America, a leading abortion rights advocacy group. "Now, in an effort to win the votes of the extreme base of the Republican Party, Walker has traded the health...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/prez-candidate-walker-signs-abortion-
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Industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

...marijuana, I don't know that I agree with that."The founder of the nation's oldest marijuana-legalization advocacy group, Keith Stroup of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, pointed out that regulators...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/industry-wrestles-pesticides-and-safe
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Boy Scouts executive committee OKs ending ban on gay leaders

...The Scouts' resolution was hailed by Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout raised by two lesbian moms who now heads the advocacy group Scouts for Equality."While this policy change is not perfect - BSA's religious chartering partners will be allowed...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/boy-scouts-executive-committee-oks-en
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Court: Texas abortion clinics stay open

...the Supreme Court blocking pro-life legislation," said Lila Rose, president of Live Action, an anti-abortion advocacy group.The regulations would have left the state with no clinic west of San Antonio. Only one would have been able to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/court-texas-abortion-clinics-stay-ope
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Feds propose more safety valves for gas lines

...lines that can be shut off more easily, said Carl Weimer, executive director of the Pipeline Safety Trust, a safety advocacy group.But Weimer said the proposal "won't do much good for existing lines that lack valves and aren't being replaced...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/feds-propose-more-safety-valves-gas-l
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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...salmon, in the process.The alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, in 2013 proposed a ballot initiative asking voters...Resources for All Alaskans, a fishing and resources advocacy group, to participate in oral argument. Both the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
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