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January 7, 2011 By

New Jersey Enacts Toughest Anti-Bullying Law

Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that, advocates say, gives New Jersey the toughest anti-bullying law in the country. New Jersey Star-Ledger

Obama signs Local Community Radio Act

On Wednesday, President Obama signed the Local Community Radio Act, making room on the radio spectrum for smaller, community-based radio stations. The act represents the end of a decade-long struggle between local radio advocates and the National Association of Broadcasters. Washington Post

Web Businesses May Say Goodbye if Sales Tax is OK'd

Some Illinois-based Web businesses were furious Thursday at a legislative plan that would require online retailers, such as Amazon.com and Overstock.com, to collect a 6.25 percent state tax if they have commissioned affiliates in the state. "We don't have much choice," said one retailer, "If this is going to stick, we literally can't physically be in Illinois." Chicago Tribune

Mayors Conference to Focus on Jobs

More than 220 of the nation’s mayors will convene for the 79th Winter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) on Wednesday, January 19 to Friday, January 21, 2011, at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Much of the discussion will center on joblessness in U.S. cities and the need for job creation. Mayors are pushing the Administration and the new Congress to work together on strategies to help unemployed people. US Conference of Mayors

City Accidentally Discloses Medical Marijuana Facilities

A map marking what are supposed to be secret locations of 60 warehouses and other buildings where medical marijuana is grown in Boulder has accidentally been made public by the city. Denver Post

No More Candy in Safe Sex Kits

Candy will no longer be found in safe-sex kits distributed to high schools, the director of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire said Thursday. The kits included condoms, fruit-flavored lubricant and candy.  Union Leader


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