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State supreme court Justice Mary Yu speaks to “rising applause” at WEA union political rally
By LIV FINNE  | 
Apr 22, 2018

Twitter Photo Caption: Union celebrates speech by judge who will soon rule on union lawsuit  

On Saturday morning state supreme court Justice Mary Yu gave a speech before WEA-PAC, the political arm of the WEA union. Justice Mary Yu smiled broadly in response to “rising applause” from the WEA-PAC rally. 

Within a few months Justice Yu will rule on a case against charter schools brought by the WEA union. The case is scheduled for oral argument May 17th. How can charter school families expect to get a fair hearing when Justice Yu is speaking to, and being cheered on, by their opponent, the WEA union?

 

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The contradictory Farm Bill
By MADILYNNE CLARK  | 
Apr 19, 2018

Last week, on April 12th the House Agriculture Committee released the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), aka the 2018 Farm Bill. Then, yesterday on April 18th the Committee passed the much debated and contested bill on a party line vote. The bill now heads to the House for consideration in May.  

Encouraging self-sufficiency within all aspects of the Farm Bill would help remove some of the divisiveness the current version faces.

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Six Environmental Myths To Get Rid of This Earth Day
By TODD MYERS  | 
Apr 19, 2018

First do no harm is a good maxim for Earth Day in more than one way. Many will think of it in the most obvious terms – don’t harm the planet. But, it is also a reminder to be thoughtful about actions intended to help the environment, but which may do more harm than good.

Here are six environmental myths people can give up this Earth Day.

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