June

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Michigan 'protect our jobs' petition passes signature threshold

Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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"We have made a way when there was no way"

Juneteenth is increasingly becoming a festive day across the United States.

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Trying to haul highway-mass transit bill out of ditch

With the House and the Senate trying to hash out their differences on the highway-mass transit bill, Minnesota Democratic Rep. Tim Walz gave them a shove. The House backed his shove on June 20.

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Senate blocks GOP attack on clean air regulations

The Democrat-dominated Senate defeated a move to crush EPA regulations on mercury and toxic chemical emissions from coal power plants.

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Florida asks: Democracy or voter purges?

Will right-wing elected officials in the state act to stop Gov. Rick Scott and Republican Party allies from continuing an illegal voter purge?

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Oakland City Council OK’s plans for Army base

The agreement with developers includes precedent-setting community benefits provisions to hire local workers and involve the community in ensuring compliance.

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Planned new $1B U.S.-Canada bridge to create thousands of jobs

A new billion-dollar bridge between Detroit and Windsor., the busiest border crossing from Canada to the U.S., will create 10,000 new jobs on the U.S. side, and it'll be built with U.S. and Canadian steel.

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Some Republican anti-labor moves derailed, the fight goes on

Three narrow votes in a key Senate committee and some crafty maneuvering by Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., derailed anti-labor schemes that right-wing Republican senators hatched and floated in mid-June.

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The V-word Ohio GOP doesn't want you to hear

CLEVELAND - "Vote! - that is the other V-word they don't want to hear," Kellie Copeland told a crowd of 150 at a forum on the War on Women here Tuesday.

Carrie Underwood responds to backlash for gay marriage support

After Carrie Underwood's interview with British newspaper The Independent, in which she was quoted as saying she believes everyone should have the right to love, a backlash has developed online by those who oppose marriage equality.

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