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Washington State Senate Approves Mental Health Decision Bill

OLYMPIA, Wash. (CBS Seattle/AP) — The Washington state Senate has approved a bill that would allow family members to ask a judge to step in if a mental health professional will not involuntarily commit a relative they believe could be suicidal or a danger to others. 131 more words

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Kill C-51

Here is another article criticizing the terrible piece of legislation that is Bill C-51:

The CCLA’s Sukanya Pillay on C-51

Federal Politics

Commission publishes preliminary results of the transposition of the Recommendation on shale gas in the Member States

Last week, the Commission published the results of the questionnaire on the implementation of the non-binding minimum principles on shale gas in the individual Member States. 276 more words

Fracking

UPDATE: Michigan Bills Would Allow Religious Objections For Adoption

UPDATE 1:25 p.m. – Equality Michigan has voiced its opposition to the adoption bill package. In a news release the group says the broad language of the bills would allow discrimination against prospective adoptive parents based on “any arbitrary reason”. 227 more words

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Department continues to seek feedback on ESEA waiver in advance of renewal

In preparation for Maine’s application for a renewal of its existing ESEA waiver, the Department continues to seek feedback on how the State’s current accountability and improvement system is serving Maine’s students and schools. 340 more words

Dispatches

Professional standards released for food service staff

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a final rule establishing national professional standards for all school nutrition employees who manage and operate the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. 163 more words

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Maryland Legislators Should Heed David Hornbeck's Wise Advice

The February 27 featured an editorial by former MD Commissioner and former Philadelphia Superintendent David Hornbeck urging legislators to reject legislation designed to promote the expansion of charter schools. 288 more words