“These events are emblematic of the impunity and arbitrary abuse of power present in Nicaragua and reinforce protesters’ demands for a national dialogue that includes reforms to ensure the independence of political and judicial institutions,” the lawmakers wrote in the joint letter. … [Read more...] about Senators call on Trump to investigate Nicaraguan government in protesters’ deaths
The door outside of Thompson’s office at the Clay County Courthouse still says “Custodian of Records.” She hasn’t removed the words, she said, because she still hopes someday she’ll get that title back. Since she was removed as records custodian, the county has paid more than $57,000 to the law firm Spencer Fane to process all of its sunshine requests, according to county records provided to The Star. … [Read more...] about Record tampering, retaliation, $600 coffee pots. What’s going on in Clay Co. government?
The gay community felt isolated after Colorado voters passed Amendment 2 in 1992 and rejected civil unions in 2006. Conservative Christians experienced retribution as the state prosecuted Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop for adhering to its owner’s religious faith regarding gay marriage. The cultural battlefield seems ever-expanding. Over the past five years, rural Coloradans have felt so disenfranchised as to take up the cause of secession from the state. Now gun owners find themselves in the political crosshairs as the city of Boulder seeks to create instant criminals of those who own weapons long permitted under state law. … [Read more...] about MARK HILLMAN: Hold government accountable — and call off the culture wars
“There’s been a growing momentum of the cities and towns passing this. You get to a point where enough of the representatives and senators voting for it know that it’s already been passed by their local government,” Kearney said. “It just took the opposition’s wind out of its sails.” … [Read more...] about Local Governments Aren’t Waiting For States To Raise Smoking Age
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