By Bob Downing Published: July 2, 2015 From a Thursday press release: BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH: Yesterday – in time for the July 4th celebration of American Independence and democracy – the Cuyahoga County Court dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by residents of Broadview Heights to protect their inalienable right […]
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By Richard Valdmanis The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast. The Pennsylvania General Energy Company had acquired a federal permit to drill an injection well down 7,000 feet about seven miles […]
In the 2011 film Moneyball, the Oakland Athletics baseball team is perennially short of money, and thus always being beaten by richer teams in the playoffs. Knowing that they can never compete dollar for dollar, A’s general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) realizes that they’ll never get to […]
With their first effort at ballot reform stuck in an unfriendly legislative committee, Colorado business leaders have launched a second, more seismic initiative — one that would require voter approval at two separate elections for any proposed state constitutional amendments. Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 — introduced late Wednesday by Sens. […]
Recently, there has been a growing discussion of climate change as a moral issue, both in academia and in religious communities. This past fall I spoke at three religion and climate change conferences in as many months, including a conference at Harvard Divinity School, “Spiritual and Sustainable: Religion Responds to Climate […]
An environmental group can’t have access to raw data collected during a state probe into potential exposure to radioactivity from Marcellus Shale gas and oil drilling operations, a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Friday. The ruling overturns a decision by the state Office of Open Records that ordered the Department of […]
A Medina County grass-roots group is launching a drive to adopt a new county charter with a community rights that might be used to block a planned natural gas pipeline. The plan, if adopted, would be a first in Ohio. The new group, Sustainable Medina County, intends to circulate petitions […]
CONTACT: Cliff Willmeng, [email protected], 303-478-6613 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA: At its historic first meeting earlier this month, members of the National Community Rights Network (NCRN) gathered to seat their permanent Board of Directors and accelerate the work of advancing the rights of local communities to […]