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29 july 2019

14:49
Organizers from around the country will remember those lost to opioid overdoses. The Voices Project, Team Sharing, and Sackler P.A.I.N. call for more action to hold all opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable; and demand that settlement...

13:28
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to adopt rules on August 1 that will limit the benefits that communities get in return for the corporate use of public property ? a move that will cost communities millions of dollars in hidden fees...

12:00
The Appraisal Foundation, the nation's authority on valuation services, applauds the recent 9th Circuit Court ruling that agreed with a U.S. Tax Court opinion that found an appraisal from an esteemed auction house is not adequate assurance of...

11:57
CUPE 5523, K-12 support workers at School District 22 reached a tentative agreement on July 24 following six sessions of bargaining that began in June. CUPE 5523 President Gray Boisvert said that this was a tough round of...

11:06
Attorneys Kim Mack Rosenberg of Bouer Law LLC, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children's Health Defense, filed a lawsuit July 25, 2019, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (NY). The lawsuit...

11:00
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged the public and U.S. Congress to not be deceived by the hotel and airline industries' latest tactic in their ongoing war on easy, side-by-side online...

06:30
The Ford government's boasts of new job creation don't square with its sky is falling rhetoric about Ontario's finances, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. In a tweet on Friday Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy claimed 202,900 new...

02:00
Today, the Teamsters Union is warning South African institutional investors regarding the many risks facing investments in one of the world's largest transportation and warehousing companies, XPO Logistics [NYSE:  XPO] at the Institute of Retirement...


27 july 2019

12:12
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today joined the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP (NAACP MSC) in denouncing Donald Trump's latest racist tweets labeling Baltimore a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested, dangerous and filthy...


26 july 2019

12:46
AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh issued the following statement today following the U.S. Senate Finance Committee's 19-9 bipartisan vote in favor of the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of 2019: "On behalf of our 1.8...

12:09
USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach recently made comments before the House Agriculture Subcommittee suggesting it is time to discuss the possible allowance of gene editing methods within organic production. Ibach's words...

10:24
Congressional hearings about JUUL's role in the youth e-cigarette epidemic proved, with the company's own testimony and documents, that JUUL has become Big Tobacco 2.0. Committee members shared multiple exhibits that exposed how JUUL's strategies and...

08:42
Over the past two decades of public service, Elgin, IL Police Lt. Christian Jensen, has received 22 commendations and more than 70 letters of appreciation. He has served the people of Elgin as a SWAT team leader, and adviser to the Police Explorer...

08:05
United Pole Artists, Pole Dance Nation and thousands of professional and amateur pole dance athletes, dancers and fitness enthusiasts have united in an effort to bring Instagram to task with claims of sexism and discrimination attributed to the...

02:00
HARARE, Zimbabwe, July 26, 2019 Zimbabwe's Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality, Prisca Mupfumira, was arrested Thursday by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) on allegations of corruption. It is the first high-profile arrest...


25 july 2019

22:52
AARP Ohio Advocacy & Communications Manager Luke Russell issued the following statement today, applauding Senator Rob Portman and Senator Sherrod Brown for voting in favor of the Senate Finance Committee's Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act of...

22:26
Today members of Stand With Parkland - The National Association of Families for Safe Schools presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs with recommendations on how to prevent another school shooting, calling for...

19:15
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today commended Dan Elwell on receiving a congressional waiver which will allow him to continue serving at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the...

16:18
Unifor is outraged that Gateway Casinos has announced layoffs of 65 full-time and 5 part-time Casino Rama workers. "Gateway has already profited from the privatization of Ontario casinos," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Now Gateway is...

16:00
Supporters of Andrew Yang, the surprisingly durable outsider candidate for President currently polling at *6th among the Democratic hopefuls (ahead of Booker, Klobuchar, Gillibrand and many others) are starting a Super PAC, the Humanity Forward Fund,...

15:45
Travel Fairness Now, a consumer advocacy organization representing 70,000 travelers, today urged governments to take action to halt the growing practice in the hotel industry of charging what are known as a "resort fee," "facility fee" or "resort...

15:40
Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John?Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, will make a funding announcement regarding the creation of a new Child Advocacy...

15:34
The Cannabis Council of Canada response to draft regulation by the Quebec government to ban the sale of certain edible cannabis products and cannabis extracts: "Yesterday's decision by the Quebec government to issue draft regulation with respect to...

15:12
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding an immediate meeting with LCBO chairman Carmine Nigro and CEO George Soleas to discuss the distribution problems that have created shortages on store shelves this summer....

14:43
Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Auto Safety today renewed their call to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate what the groups call dangerously misleading and deceptive practices and representations of Tesla...

13:18
The Ford government's cuts to services for children with autism has hit the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, a leader in the Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington areas in helping kids with complex special needs for more than 60 years. The shift to...

13:04
The new Facebook and Instagram policy on tobacco marketing, published by Facebook and reported by CNN, is inadequate and will be ineffective in prohibiting tobacco companies from using influencer marketing to promote their products to young people in...

13:00
As Autonomous Vehicles begin hitting the road, the push for innovation will continue to ensure new technologies are implemented safely and effectively. 407 ETR, in partnership with 3M Canada, has started this process by testing the use of 3M's...

12:24
AbbVie , a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, supports a wide range of efforts to help elevate and prioritize hepatitis C (HCV) elimination because achieving the shared goal of elimination by 2030 will take more than...

11:00
Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief outlining the harm to LGBT people likely to result from a new health care regulation proposed by the Trump Administration last month. The public has until August 13, 2019 to offer...

10:04
Nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will present a $3,000 check to the Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers who have been on strike since June 28 to support struggling drivers and their families, and to demonstrate solidarity with...

07:00
The acquisition of the over-the-air network V and its digital assets by Bell Media (Bell) will further undermine an already precarious ecosystem by allowing a dominant player to become still more so. The transaction will significantly alter the...


24 july 2019

21:07
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more...

16:13
Toronto resident, Jeff Brodie, today announces that he has filed a wrongful eviction application with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a result of the unlawful removal from his residence on 104 Harbord St. in Toronto. On Tuesday, July 9,...

15:13
Nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will present a $3,000 check to the Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers who have been on strike since June 28 to support struggling drivers and their families, and to demonstrate solidarity with...

14:30
A newly passed law in Washington state represents a significant increase in health care autonomy for its patients. House Bill 1175, passed during the recent state legislative session, expands decision-making options for patients who lack capacity and...

13:15
The current method of collecting the United States Census, which once consisted of over 50 questions and now only requires residents to answer 10 specific questions, is obsolete.  The 2020 U.S. Census will face new factors that will impact its...

12:08
Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Elders, women's and youth representatives travelled across the country to the traditional territory of the Wolastoqey ? Maliseet this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly to publicly launch...

12:00
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) announced their request of the Government of Alberta to invest in new infrastructure amid the recent cancellation of a $595 million-dollar medical superlab in Edmonton. New investment is...

10:28
"It is understandable that former finance minister and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is compelled to defend his government's 2019 budget and their overall funding plan for hospitals. However," says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of...

09:00
The Honourable Eileen E. Gillese, Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System has announced that she will release her final Report, complete with Recommendations, at noon on...


23 july 2019

18:03
Mr. Altahawi, of Adamson Brothers, recently settled his case with the SEC and has stated the following, "I have great respect for the Securities and Exchange Commission's mission of protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient...

15:45
Place: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Courtroom 15 (6th Floor) 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announces that a...

14:15
This week, Meghan A. Adams, appointed by Governor Carney and confirmed by the State Senate, left Morris James law firm to serve as a judge on the Delaware Superior Court. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) applauds Governor Carney's...

13:38
United Spinal Association and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) today received U.S. District Court approval to move forward with their historic settlement agreement with the City of New York to vastly improve sidewalk...

12:55
In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement to eliminate "Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed grave concern at the...

12:54
The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Kyle Kingsley, Chief Executive Officer of Vireo Health International, Inc. ("Vireo" or the "Company") , a leading science-focused, multi-state cannabis company: "As a...

11:04
Ronnie Cummins, co-founder of Organic Consumers Association and Regeneration International, made this statement in response to a report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicting that global warming will cause U.S. taxpayers to pay...

10:00
In anticipation of next year's Summer Games, Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CAN Fund) is charging forward on its mission to provide financial support to athletes representing Canada. One year and one day out from the Games, the renowned non-profit...

07:50
Today, FreedomWorks announced the launch of a new TV ad and district-targeted digital advocacy ads as part of their campaign calling on Republicans in Congress not to settle for surprise billing proposals that include government-set rates and would...

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