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Jailed Venezuela opponent says Maduro's exit should be priority

Caracas - Ousting President Nicolas Maduro should be a priority of Venezuela's new legislature that meets in January, jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez said in an interview out Sunday.

California legislature toughens mandatory vaccination law

Sacramento - The Golden State would become one of three U.S. states to require childhood vaccinations before most kids could attend public school under a bill being considered by the state Assembly.

Premier Rachel Notley and cabinet sworn in while thousands watch Special

Edmonton - Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.

Florida passes medical marijuana bill for epileptic children

Tallahassee - A strain of low-potency marijuana became legalized in Florida yesterday to help treat epilepsy and cancer patients, including children.

Distance education funding cuts protested in Alberta Special

Edmonton - Distance learning has always been an option for students in Alberta's public school system. However, recent cuts to distance learning has many teachers, students, and parents concerned.

Florida legislators introduce bills to legalize medicinal pot

Parrish - Legislators in the Florida state House and Senate have introduced bills that would allow residents of the state to use marijuana for certain medical conditions

Illinois State Senate passes same-sex marriage legislation

Springfield - In what some are calling the "Valentine Vote", the Illinois State Senate has voted on a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage.

Debate heats up over English-only bills introduced in Minnesota

Saint Paul - A group of Minnesota Republican State Senators and Representatives have introduced similar legislative bills in the House and the Senate that would make English the official state language. The bills have been called racist and an attack on immigration.

BC lawmakers reconvene for four days

Victoria - The BC legislature is open again for business after a closure of about 256 days. The news, which has surprised many people here including some MLAs is centred on a discussion of the current budget tabled by Finance minister Colin Hansen.

Baby Bicycle Ban – Oregon Rep proposes bill, Oregonians outraged

Portland - Oregon House Representative Mitch Greenlick, D, Portland district 33, has proposed a state law that would prevent families with young children 6 and under from legally commuting by bike.

Oklahoma Legislator Blames Sins and Obama for Economic Woes

Oklahoma state representative Sally Kern introduced a resolution Tuesday titled the "Oklahoma Citizens' Proclamation for Morality" that links recent economic woes to moral collapse and President Obama's celebration of LGBT Pride month.

Op-Ed: Does The Legislature Really Need The Lord's Prayer To Operate?

Does the Lord's Prayer belong in the Ontario's Legislature? It has been recited there for over 100 years but it just may be time to move beyond a Christian prayer in a province of such diversity. At least Premier Dalton McGuinty thinks it may be time.

Massachusetts Proposes Law Banning Cell Phones While Driving

Proposed law will add Massachusetts to the list of states where cell phone usage while driving is illegal. The Transportation Committee is seeking fines for adult violators, while operators under 18 can face fines and loss of license
 

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Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education  November 17  2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education, November 17, 2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education  November 17  2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education, November 17, 2014.
 Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror  rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
"Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror" rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
BC legislature buildings  Victoria.
BC legislature buildings, Victoria.
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 Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror  rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
"Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror" rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
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Nova Scotia Province House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen s Park in Toronto  Ontario  Canada
Legislative Assembly of Ontario located at Queen's Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror  rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
"Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror" rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
 Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror  rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
"Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror" rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education  November 17  2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education, November 17, 2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education  November 17  2014.
Rally to Prioritize Post-Secondary Education, November 17, 2014.
 Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror  rally on March 7 on Edmonton.
"Tell the Tories to Look in the Mirror" rally on March 7 on Edmonton.

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