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Three Ages of Journalism

A Closer Look: Three Golden Ages of Journalism? by Paul Steiger, ProPublica This morning, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the William Allen White Foundation National Citation from the University of Kansas’s White School of Journalism and Mass Communications in Lawrence. Here are his remarks. I’m honored to be here in Lawrence for […]

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Community Government

“Welcome to Indiana, EXCEPT if You’re Gay”- Bosma Passes HJR-3

Speaker (R) Brian Bosma passes HJR-3 through the Indiana Elections Committee MUNCIE, Indiana – Despite the June, 26th 2013 DOMA/SCOTUS ruling that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is UNCONSTITUTIONAL- HJR-3, an amendment to Indiana’s constitution defining marriage ONLY as between a man and a woman, passed through the republican-controlled Elections Committee Wednesday evening, Jan 22nd, 2014. Indiana State law […]

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Voting Rights Act Receives Dagger by SCOTUS

US high court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act (via AFP) In what President Barack Obama branded a civil rights setback, the US Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a key part of a federal law that safeguards the voting rights of blacks and other minorities. By a 5-4 decision, the court upheld the […]