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Mississippi To Put Parents In Prison For 10 Years... For Spanking Their Kids

01.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The state of Mississippi is working on a bill that would make it a felony to spank children. Senate Bill 2180 would make it a felony to whip, strike, or abuse a child in a manner that causes bodily harm. But the Liberty Counsel says it puts parents ...

Creationism Is Sweeping Science Classrooms In America

01.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Creationism is saturating America. Many science classes in the U.S. are sweeping the theory of evolution under the rug.  That's according to the new report "State of State Science Standards" from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The group says ...

Program Allows Homeowners To Slowly Pay For Energy Improvements

01.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new program in New York state will allow homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient and pay off their utility bills at the same time. The "On-Bill" recovery program will allow all single family homeowners to make energy improvements and ...

Pennsylvania's "Year Of The Bible" Declaration Under Protest

01.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania State House unanimously declared 2012 as the "Year of the Bible", but the declaration doesn't come without some controversy. House Resolution 535 is similar to legislation passed by the U.S. House and Senate to allow President ...

Chuck Schumer Proposes Federal Bill To Combat Drugged Driving

01.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

You have heard about driving drunk. But what about--- driving drugged? Senator Charles Schumer is proposing federal grants be used for research and to train police to identify the rising number of drivers operating under the influence of drugs. ...

2 Days Left To Vote: Hammondsport NY Comes In Second In National Contest

01.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

 The tiny town of Hammondsport, NY is vying for a travel magazine's "Coolest Small Town" in America award. Budget Travel ranks the city 2nd place in the nation, even beating out towns in Hawaii. If they win, they'll be featured on the cover ...

January 29th Is Family Worship Sunday

01.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

  Churches around the country are marking Family Worship Sunday this weekend. Pastors will be talking about the importance of reading the scriptures, praying and singing together as a family in the home.  Observers say films like ...

Gay Marriage Isn't Raising Significant Cash For NY

01.27.12 | Bob Price, Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once said gay marriage would open the flood gates to economic prosperity in the Empire State. But as it turns out, that's not the case. When gay marriage became law July 24th, Governor Cuomo promised over a hundred ...

8 of 9 Films Selected To Win an Oscar This Year Aren't Rated "R"

01.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a neat tidbit of information about the Oscars this year: there was only 1 "R-rated" nomination in all of the films selected. One Tuesday, this year's picks for the 84th Annual Motion Picture Awards were released, and they are a potpourri of ...

Hospitals Are Closing Programs Because There Aren't Enough Doctors In NY

01.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There is a doctor shortage in New York state. The Healthcare Association of New York State is out with a new report that shows outside of New York City, the state is not attracting enough doctors to meet the existing need. Positions in demand ...

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