All posts tagged "National News"
Senate Bill 510: a threat to your free choice of food?—part two
By Susan Johnson Copy Editor S.510, just passed as H.R. 2751, the Food Safety Modernization Act, passed by the House Dec. 22, as of press time was not signed by President Barack Obama, but he is expected...
- Posted December 29, 2010
Cut small business costs in the New Year
From press release As the New Year approaches, companies are taking the time to re-evaluate their budgets in preparation for 2011. Many small business owners are determining which business costs are expendable and focusing on how to...
- Posted December 29, 2010
Senate Bill 510: a threat to your free choice of food?—part one
By Susan Johnson Copy Editor The lame-duck Congress has rushed to pass a bill, originally known as S.510, that has far-reaching implications for the food you eat, the produce you buy, even the vegetables you grow in...
- Posted December 22, 2010
Are you ready for 2011 tax law changes?
From press release The end of the “Bush Era Tax Cuts” is set to close with the end of 2010. That means higher income taxes for many working Americans and higher estate taxes when a loved one...
- Posted December 8, 2010
Thanksgiving top day for cooking fires—use caution
From press release QUINCY, Mass.—Thanksgiving remains the leading day for cooking fires, with three times as many cooking fires as an average day. That’s according to statistics by the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which also...
- Posted November 24, 2010
National Opt-Out Day–set for Nov. 24
By Susan Johnson Copy Editor In the wake of hundreds of protests by airline pilots, flight attendants, travel associations, scientists, privacy groups, parents, Muslims and everyday passengers against extreme security measures subjecting people to what many see...
- Posted November 17, 2010
High-speed rail ‘part of the solution’
From press release A new report puts clear numbers and a clear vision on how high-speed rail will boost the Midwest economy, reduce highway and airport congestion, reduce dependence on oil, and protect the environment. The report...
- Posted September 22, 2010
Rockford named on another list of shame
By Stuart R. Wahlin Staff Writer According to an April 23 article published by U.S. News & World Report, Rockford made No. 9 on a list of “10 Cities Facing a Double Whammy of Default Risks,” based...
- Posted April 28, 2010
Seventh anniversary of invasion of Iraq–local activities
From press release Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee joins hundreds of peace rallies across the country marking the seventh anniversary of the Iraq invasion. “One of the worst decisions our country’s ever made,” says Vietnam...
- Posted March 17, 2010
Please help with food and clothing collection for South Dakota reservation
From press release After a very severe winter, in a continuing response to the food and propane shortage at South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, the Native American Awareness Committee will be accepting clothing donation and non-perishable food...
- Posted March 3, 2010