New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is leading a bipartisan group of senators pressing President Donald Trump’s administration to work with the Organization of American States to open an investigation into the deaths of dozens of protesters and consider punishing officials who, they say, have censored the media and fostered a corrupt system that has propelled Nicaraguans to protest, according to a letter obtained by McClatchy. … [Read more...] about Senators call on Trump to investigate Nicaraguan government in protesters’ deaths
“I asked that I would like the charges waived in the course of doing my duties as presiding commissioner, and it was denied,” he said. He wanted to take the issue up in a commission meeting, but said that was effectively denied as well since the county administrator now has the sole authority to decide what’s on the agenda. … [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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