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Tax credit for low-income families to counter pay-to-play policies proposed

A Canal Winchester lawmaker invoked the name of Ohio sports royalty during sponsor testimony of a plan aimed at making sure poor Ohio families can afford the common pay-to-play policies at most public schools these days.
"I am bringing forth this legislation because I do not believe that a family's income level should be a ... (full story)

US says Nevada misrepresenting facts in plutonium fight

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada continues to intentionally misrepresent the facts in an ongoing legal battle over the Energy Department's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas, U.S. government lawyers say in new court filings.
Nevada wants a federal judge to order removal of the highly r ... (full story)

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

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COLUMBUS (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens of patients who then died, the allegations led to murder charges against him, lawsuits, firings and potential disciplinary action for some of his colleagues.
As the criminal case moves ... (full story)

Attorneys advise employers on workplace violence policies/training

When two teenagers opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people and wounding over 20 others, it sent shockwaves through the nation.
At the time, the April 20, 1999 shooting spree was an anomaly.
But today such tragedies are all too common, with the FBI reporting 277 active shooter incident ... (full story)

Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to popular rifle

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DALLAS (AP) — A subtle design feature of the AR-15 rifle has raised a technical legal question that is derailing cases against people who are charged with illegally buying and selling the gun's parts or building the weapon.
At issue is whether a key piece of one of America's most popular firearms meets the definition of a ... (full story)