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California vying with New Mexico for patent office

By | 11.06.11 | 7:30 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

The California congressional delegation has asked the Obama administration to choose their state as the location of a new United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McClatchy Newspapers reports:

Hog slaughterhouse rule scrutinized by SCOTUS

By | 11.01.11 | 5:50 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

A battle between the pork industry and the state of California will soon make national news as the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether a state prohibition of slaughtering nonambulatory or “downer” livestock preempts federal law.

22 states have increased government jobs since the start of the downturn

By | 10.27.11 | 2:27 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

New Mexico has added 100 government jobs since 2007, making it one of 22 states to have added rather than lost government jobs since the start of the economic crisis in 2007.

Social cons fear harassment in wake of west coast disclosure ruling

By | 10.26.11 | 1:26 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Focus on the Family news outlet CitizenLink on Monday posted a dire summary of a recent court ruling that rejected an attempt to protect the identities of donors to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign. The CitizenLink story echoes the fears of intimidation and harassment from “gay activists” and “the More…

Florida had fourth highest amount of mass layoffs in September

By | 10.25.11 | 3:56 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida had 69 mass layoff actions during the month of September, the fourth highest number in the nation, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics summary released today.

Jeb Bush appears on ‘Al Punto’ to discuss education reform

By | 10.17.11 | 3:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared on Al Punto, a Spanish-language news program, on Sunday to promote his Foundation for Excellence in Education and his particular brand of education reform.

Campaign to repeal Calif. LGBT-history law fails, battle not over

By | 10.12.11 | 5:58 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinStop SB 48, one of the leading committees trying to repeal a new California law that, starting next year, will require schools to teach historical contributions made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered individuals and people with disabilities, has failed to repeal the law through a ballot referendum.

Group fighting California’s gay-inclusive education law short on signatures, accused of violations

By | 10.07.11 | 12:27 pm

An ongoing attempt to repeal a new California law, Senate Bill 48, which mandates school instruction of history to include the contributions of gay and transgender Americans, people with disabilities and other cultural groups, suffered two major bruises this week, suggesting the new law might not suffer the same fate as More…

Napolitano defends Secure Communities immigration strategy

By | 10.05.11 | 6:54 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered a speech today at American University about border security, immigration enforcement and her department’s controversial Secure Communities program.

California ‘personhood’ amendment designed to ban abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal anomaly

By | 09.28.11 | 11:11 am

On Wednesday, the Union City, Calif.-based anti-abortion-rights group California Civil Rights Foundation (CCRF) announced it is submitting language to state Attorney General Kamala Harris for the “California Human Rights Amendment,” marking the latest push for a “personhood” amendment in the U.S.