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Employers eager for new foreign worker program

WASHINGTON — As desperate as unemployed Americans are to find work, there are still some jobs that many would never consider applying for because they are seen as too dirty, too demanding or just plain unappealing. But employers that struggle ...

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John Cavanagh: Important step toward a more equal society

Inequality hurts us all. Imagine if you could go back 45 years to 1968. That year, after three decades of creative policy from President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal through President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society, the United States was one of the world’s most equal nations.

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Public defender bill dies in House of Delegates

The Senate has passed controversial legislation that would require the public defender’s office to have a second person review a defendant’s application for free legal assistance once they have posted bond or were released on their own recognizance.

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General Assembly fails to pass dog-liability bill

Benjamin Kramer and Kathleen Dumais

The General Assembly failed to pass a breed-neutral law on liability for dog attacks, leaving in place the Court of Appeals’ April 2012 ruling that imposed strict liability on pit bull owners and the owners’ landlords.

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