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Girl Scouts Boycotted For Allowing Transgender Boys To Join

01.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

 A 14-year old girl is taking on Girl Scout Troops across the nation for their code of ethics. A couple of weeks ago, a story surfaced about a Colorado Girl Scout Troop that decided to admit a 7-year-old transgender child. Now, a California ...

Supreme Court Ruling Handed Down On Hiring and Firing At Religious Workplaces

01.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

   There has been a landmark ruling out of the U.S. Supreme Court on workplace discrimination in churches. In a 9 to 0 vote, the justices agreed that churches need to have the freedom to control their workforce. Matt Staver with the ...

The Comment Period On Hydrofracking In N.Y. Is Over; What Happens Now?

01.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

  At midnight January 11th, the comment period to weigh in on gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York came to an end. What happens now? A team of 56 D.E.C. staffers will pore over some 30-thousand comments, and will reply to some, and ...

Divorce Harms Your Physical Health

01.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

 A new review that gleaned information from dozens of different studies showed divorced adults have a higher risk of early death when they are compared to married people.  The research from the University of Arizona's David Sbarra ...

Marcellus Shale Comment Period Ends Today In New York

01.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Today marks an important milestone in the Marcellus Shale gas drilling debate in New York.  The four-month public comment period on a controversial drilling technique known as 'hydrofracking' ends today.  After reviewing about 30-thousand ...

Iran, Pro-Choice Bill Top Discussions On Opening Day Of N.Y. Legislature

01.10.12 | Sarah Harnisch

     New York lawmakers kickstarted the 2012 legislative session Monday by signing off on a bill that bars any company that invests in Iran's energy industry from doing business with the state. The measure now heads to Governor ...

South Carolina Wants The Unemployed To Volunteer

01.10.12 | Sarah Harnisch

   There's an interesting bill in the works in South Carolina, where the Senate is working on legislation that would require some people to perform volunteer service to keep getting unemployment benefits.  The measure would apply to ...

American Debt Hits A Milestone

01.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

And it's not a good one.

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case On Nudity and Profanity on T.V.

01.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

T.V. networks face a 325-thousand-dollar fine if one indecent word is dropped between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. But that could change.

Texas Pastor And His Wife To Speak for 24 Hours From Church Rooftop

01.09.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The topic? The best way to strengthen marriages. They start tomorrow.

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