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SILVAR REALTORS® take issues to Capitol Hill

On May 11-16, REALTOR® leaders from across the country converged on the nation’s capital to advance key real estate issues with regulators and members of Congress during the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. 324 more words

Real Estate

Legislator Demands Department Of Education Investigate For-Profit Chain ITT Technical Institute

Following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision earlier this week to file fraud charges against current and former executives with ITT Education Services – the operator of for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute – for their part in concealing problems with company-run student loan programs, one legislator is calling on the Department of Education to further investigate the company. 449 more words

Lesser prairie chicken holding rocket-propelled grenade launcher makes C-SPAN debut

Why yes, there does happen to be some relevant context behind this illustration of a lesser prairie chicken holding a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, though it takes a quick detour to Facebook to find it. 222 more words

US Politics

Quotable Women ~ April 27th

Since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, the gap between men and women’s earnings has narrowed by less than a half-cent per year.

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Vulnerability, Vaginas and Victimization, Oh My!

I’ve been thinking a lot on vulnerability.

Recently I heard Dr. Joy James speak on the Talented Tenth and racist attitudes plaguing society.  She had so much to say, I would listen to her speak over and over again.   651 more words

Being Human.

The Bay Area's Dog Debate

Bay Area dog enthusiasts are up in arms (paws?) over a plan that would greatly reduce the number of sites in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where their pets could roam leash free. 378 more words

Food For Thought

Legislation Aims To Make It Harder For Kids To Snack On Yummy-Looking Detergent Pods

Federal safety agencies and poison control centers have continuously expressed concern that the ever-popular, and convenient detergent pods are extremely dangerous to children, with more than… 650 more words