Monthly Archives: July 2009

(IPS) Four Years Post-Katrina, Levee Protection Still Elusive

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: NEW ORLEANS, Jul 28 (IPS) – Four years after Hurricane Katrina, there have been some significant improvements to the levees of New Orleans. However, even with improvements scheduled to be completed in 2011, advocates say the U.S. government has left the standard of protection at dangerously low levels. The importance […]

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Georgia ACLU Applauds Head Coverings Policy

The Georgia Judicial Council, the policy-making body for Georgia courts, adopted a policy last week clarifying that religious head coverings can be worn in Georgia courthouses. “We are thrilled that the Georgia Judicial Council has decided to adopt this policy, thereby ensuring that no one in Georgia will ever have to choose between their fundamental right to free expression of […]

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Pelosi: New CBO Estimates of House Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to questions by House Republicans, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today affirms that H.R. 3200, America`s Affordable Health Choices Act, would offer targeted assistance to those in need today and lead to an increase in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage. This conclusion reflects the bill’s goal and the President’s direction to build on what works. The […]

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