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Educators challenge No Child law

PHILADELPHIA – Regardless of what political party they belong to, school district officials and legislators here are challenging the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law, calling it the most underfunded mandate in U.S. history.

National Clips

RICHMOND, Va.: Cities defy Patriot Act / ATLANTA: No jobs here / SAN FRANCISCO: Earth Day call for ‘Green investing’ / WASHINGTON: Health care conference set for April 16

Naderites still say: Ralph, dont run!

News Analysis Jim Carpenter spearheaded the petition drive to place Ralph Nader on the Wisconsin ballot as the Green Party’s presidential nominee in 2000.

New York City upholds lead law

By a vote of 44-5, the New York City Council recently overturned Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of lead legislation that has been debated for over a decade. The voice of the New York City Council was clear.

New hope for saving Philly hospital

PHILADELPHIA – Gov. Ed Rendell and the for-profit Tenet Healthcare Corp. reached an agreement Feb. 20 to keep Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP) Hospital open until June 30, while a buyer is being sought.

Chicago energy scheme called murder

Chicago – The exposé of a $300 million rip-off by Peoples Gas and Enron of residential heating customers has created a storm of anger here. In response, consumer advocates are demanding immediate restoration of gas to 13,000 residents who suffered this winter without heat. At least 13 people have frozen to death.

Great Game for oil & power

In March 2001 Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham told the National Energy Security Summit that “America faces a major energy supply crisis over the next two decades.

National Clips

ATLANTA: Marchers say ‘Set Marcus free’ / PHILADELPHIA: Transit workers set to strike / LUBBOCK, Texas: Clergy protest mosque vandalism / BOOK CLIFFS, Utah: Environmentalists, residents unite

Naders disastrous decision to run in 2004

Opinion As someone who voted for Ralph Nader twice for president, the second time in 2000 against the advice of friends and comrades, I am saddened and angered by his decision to run for president in 2004. I believe that this is true of most of his former supporters.

Mental health battle in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Mental Health recently announced its intention to close two mental health facilities and downsize several others.

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