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  • Defense bill sparks rights panic

    By Richard S. Gubbe Contributing Writer The original version of Defense Spending Bill 1867 submitted in the United States Senate last week sent rights activists into an unnecessary tizzy. When the first version of the bill for...

    • Posted December 14, 2011
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  • Radon gas identified as a leading cause of cancer

    Staff Report The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to help save lives...

    • Posted July 6, 2011
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  • New Department of Homeland Security-certified course coming to Rockford

    Staff Report Assessing the risk to individuals, property and resources within a community is important in determining and prioritizing preventive measures that can aid a community in disaster-resiliency. Rural responders and public officials need to understand the...

    • Posted July 6, 2011
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  • Black Box Voting founder to speak March 24

    From press release Who will steal the 2012 election, and how will they accomplish it? Learn how to prevent it by hearing Bev Harris in a special engagement in Rockford. Northern Illinois Voter Education Forum will sponsor...

    • Posted March 16, 2011
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  • PATRIOT Act provisions pass on second try; go to Senate

    By Susan Johnson Copy Editor The USA PATRIOT Act, first passed after the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, had a number of “sunset” provisions up for renewal. The complete name of the legislation is Uniting and Strengthening...

    • Posted February 16, 2011
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  • Energizer in search of Keep Going Hall of Fame candidates

    From press release ST. LOUIS—Know someone with unwavering determination, an energetic spirit and the drive to make a difference? If so, they could join the ranks of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and the...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • USEPA takes action on radon gas based on recent cancer studies

    From press release January is National Radon Awareness Month, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for...

    • Posted January 26, 2011
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  • Nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17

    By Brandon Reid Assistant Editor The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was just 39 when he was shot and killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., April 4, 1968. Born...

    • Posted January 12, 2011
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  • Tax relief rather than hikes a reality

    From press release President Barack Obama has signed into law the 2010 Tax Relief Act, a package of more than $800 billion of extended tax cuts that will benefit all Americans. All tax rates approved under President...

    • Posted January 12, 2011
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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks comments on Draft Environmental Assessment

    From press release The Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is inviting public comment on a draft Environmental Assessment that considers two issues: 1) the use of row crop farming as a technique...

    • Posted January 12, 2011
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