Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

Punxsutawney Phil’s handler takes blame for blown call on Spring

An Ohio prosecutor who light-heartedly filed a criminal indictment against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring said he may consider a pardon now that the animal’s handler is taking the blame. Bill Deeley, president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, told The Associated Press on Monday that the animal rightly […]

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Employment of disabled in America continues to lag

Whether it means opening school track meets to deaf children or developing a new lunch menu with safe alternatives for students with food allergies, recent Obama administration decisions could significantly affect Americans with disabilities. But there’s been little progress in one of the most stubborn challenges: employing the disabled. According to government labor data, of […]

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

Did Colorado governor influence release of friend’s son suspected of killing prison official?

The governor of Colorado used the case of a friend’s son, formerly in solitary confinement in the state’s prison system, to push for relaxation of the use of such imprisonment techniques while interviewing Tom Clements for the top prison job. Attorney Jack Ebel testified before the Colorado Legislature two years ago that solitary confinement in […]

Senate, narrowly, manages to pass first budget in four years

Senate, narrowly, manages to pass first budget in four years

The Senate on Saturday narrowly passed its first federal budget in four years, a move that will usher in a relative lull in Washington’s fiscal wars until an anticipated summer showdown over raising the debt ceiling. The budget plan was passed by a 50-49 vote in the Democratic-controlled chamber. Four Democratic senators facing tough re-election […]

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