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DC considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers

...double the length of any paid-leave program in the country. In the past 10 years, just three states have passed similar laws. California and New Jersey offer six weeks of partial paid leave.The D.C. Chamber of Commerce is pushing back...
Nation and World
California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation

...kindergarten, I will sue," she said.Allen said he is confident the new law would withstand a legal challenge."Similar laws have passed muster over and over again in other states," he said.Medical exemptions would still be granted to children...
Regional News
Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...pushed by the National Right to Life Committee. Kansas was the first state to enact it. Oklahoma legislators approved a similar law, but it doesn't take effect until November.Dilation and evacuation procedures accounted for about 9 percent of...
Not For Web
Secondhand shops get stricter rules

...irreplaceable in our family's eyes," had been stolen from his family in a different city. If it had not been for similar laws in that city, he wouldn't have seen those items again, he said. As a businessman, however, he said he feels for...
Rethinking human waste disposal

...allow human waste in their landfills, he said. Oregon does for now, but there's no telling when they could enact a similar law banning it, Duncan said. The city wastewater department wants to be self-sufficient so it doesn't have to rely...
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage minimum wage law was enacted in 2002 ahead of asking voters to decide. Under state law, if a "substantially similar" law is passed by the Legislature ahead of a ballot question, that question is removed from the ballot. Less than a year...
State | AK legislature
Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

...they pose requires a statewide ban.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, noted Wasilla had voted down a similar law Monday night.The fine for each item sold by a business would be $500.The bill was held Wednesday in committee.
State | AK legislature
Supreme Court declines to review Montana gun law

...eight other states - Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - have since passed similar laws.Marbut - who helped write the 2009 law - said Monday the issue could yet be revived if a plaintiff files a lawsuit...
State Briefs

...and could lead to higher fines. The truancy ordinance, sent to the Assembly by the Juneau School District, mirrors similar laws in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Students are required by state law to attend school. Truancy infractions can result in...
Anti-male letters

...that keep having kids with different men she can't even name? Do we just give them more welfare or should there be a similar law for them? It is true there are males that impregnate women minus marriage vows and don't follow through with money...


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