June 11, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Democratic lawmakers in New York have proposed a bill that would decriminalize prostitution. The new legislation, unveiled Monday, also looks to eliminate prior criminal records related to most sex work offenses. If passed, it would be the first of its kind in the U.S. Sens. Jessica Ramos and Julia...
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Rebekah Sager
June 05, 2019 - 1:24 pm
Lawmakers in Alabama have passed a bill that would punish child molesters by using chemical castration. The bill, known as HB 379, initially introduced by Republican State Rep. Steve Hurst, goes to Governor Kay Ivey to sign. The bill is designed to be used against sex offenders over the age of 21,...
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May 27, 2019 - 8:14 am
When Traci Voelke's husband, Army Major Paul Voelke, was killed in action seven years ago, she not only had to deal with losing her spouse – she also had to worry about her family's financial future. "There's an archaic rule on the books that [says] if you get money from the VA, that money offsets...
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Ameera Butt
May 21, 2019 - 3:11 pm
(KNX 1070) - Seeing circus animals could be no more. State lawmakers have taken a big step towards imposing a ban on the use of animals in circus acts. A measure from San Diego County Democratic lawmaker Ben Hueso was passed unanimously in the California Senate. Senate Bill 313 states the bill "...
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May 15, 2019 - 3:05 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act Wednesday, which makes performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. Today, I signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act. To the bill’s many supporters, this legislation stands as a...
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April 08, 2019 - 11:27 am
The California legislature is considering a bill that would change the way sexual abuse allegations against health professionals would be reported. It's about how fast they're reported to state regulators. Critics say right now medical personnel can keep working for years, even after multiple...
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February 26, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON — Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump's bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The...
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February 22, 2019 - 10:33 am
(Colorado) -- Isadora Bielsky's tax bill this year brought her to tears. Last year, her family of four's refund topped $3,600. This year, the Colorado family owed in the thousands. "I plugged it all in and at first I thought oh my goodness we're getting $8,000 back and then I realized it was the...
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USA Today
February 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. The White House said Trump, as he's suggested for weeks, would quickly declare...
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February 08, 2019 - 3:52 pm
(KNX 1070/CBS News) -- Up until three years ago there were many loop-holes that allowed California parents to refuse vaccines for their kids. Now, with many of those loop-holes closed comes a report that some parents are going as far as paying off doctors to get their kids "medical waivers." State...
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