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Gay rights groups angered by weaker antidiscrimination bill Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau Tuesday, October 2, 2007 Leading gay rights organizations, with the pointed exception of the Human Rights Campaign, withdrew their support Monday from a landmark gay civil...
1.3 billion mental health days Disorders like anxiety and depression top the list of work absences, a study says, with back and neck pain close behind. By Denise Gellene, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer October 2, 2007 Mental disorders account for about a third of sick days,...
Supreme Court denies hearing for fired 'honk for peace' teacher Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer Tuesday, October 2, 2007 An elementary-school teacher who was dismissed after telling her class on the eve of the Iraq war that "I honk for peace" lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal...
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 — After the worst summer of airline delays on record, President Bush on Thursday ordered transportation officials to work with airline executives to reduce delays in the nation’s overcrowded airspaces, beginning in New York. “We’ve got a problem, we...
By Ben Wear AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, September 28, 2007 Texas, absent meaningful policy changes, will see no new road projects begin after this coming year, Texas Department of Transportation officials said Thursday. The message was a rhetorical shiver delivered to a...
BOULDER - Saying the Pledge of Allegiance isn't mandatory at Boulder High School, but some students don't even want to hear it. At issue are the words under God. "For me, this is all about separation of church and state," said senior Emma Martens, 17. Martens was among about a...
BALTIMORE — Republican presidential candidates discussed the importance of reaching out to people of color during a minority issues debate Thursday night and criticized the leading four GOP contenders for skipping it. "I think this is a disgrace that they are not here," said...
WASHINGTON -- A children's health bill cleared another hurdle Thursday, as the Senate voted 67-29 to add $35 billion over five years to the program. But the legislation, which now goes to the White House, likely faces a veto from President Bush next week. The bill also raises...
It's against the law for landlords to discriminate based on the color of a person's skin. But can they reject you because of what's on your skin? Some San Antonio apartment complexes are refusing to rent to people with tattoos and body piercings. News 4 WOAI Trouble Shooter Jaie...