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Sep 21, 2014

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The State Hornet
SB 270 will ban single-use plastic bags in California

Sep 18, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown says that he “probably will” sign Senate Bill 270, the proposed ban on single-use plastic bags. With the amount of plastic bags adding waste to the environment, signing this bill is a move in the right direction.



The State Hornet
Scotland votes on independence

Sep 17, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, Scotland votes for their independence after a 307-year tie to England, a freedom well-deserved.

YubaNet.com
Andy Rowell: The Largest Climate March. Ever.

Sep 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 - On Sunday in New York, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in what the organisers are promising to be the largest climate march ever.

The march will take place two days before a crucial UN climate meeting in the city, hosted by UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon,...

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MidLifeBloggers
How I Earned My Wrinkles, by Anne K. Bardsley

Sep 17, 2014

“Come on in, sit down. Can I get you a cup of coffee?” I could almost hear Anne Bardsley saying that to me as I read her new book, How I Earned My Wrinkles: Musings on Marriage, Motherhood, and Menopause. In fact, I could swear midway through I could hear her offering to pour me a glass...

YubaNet.com
Jill Richardson: California Adds Steam to the Bag-Banning Movement

Sep 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 - California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to sign the bag-banning law California lawmakers approved in early September. The ban will go into effect at grocery stores and pharmacies next year and extend to liquor stores...

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YubaNet.com
Amanda Ufheil-Somers: The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons

Sep 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 - Once again, a U.S. president vows to eliminate an extremist militia in the Middle East to make the region, and Americans, safe.

And that means it's time again for a reality check. Having failed in its bid to destroy the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, the United States is still trying...

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The State Hornet
Urban Outfitters makes fun of tragedy

Sep 16, 2014

Nearly 44 years since the Kent State shooting in 1970 where four students were killed protesting the Vietnam War, Urban Outfitters distastefully produced a faded red sweatshirt with the University’s logo and blood splatter.  



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Columbia student carries a mattress as a symbol of her alleged rape

Sep 16, 2014

Emma Sulkowicz, a 21-year-old senior at Columbia University, said she was raped on the first day of her sophomore year by a classmate. She has pledged to carry her dorm room mattress around campus every day as part of her senior thesis or unt...

YubaNet.com
Roger deRoos: United States Constitution Day 2014: An Irrelevant Document?

Sep 15, 2014

Sept. 15, 2014 - This guest post was written by Roger deRoos. Constitution Day is September 17.

The Preamble to the United States Constitution, adopted on September 17, 1787, reads, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common...

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