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New Bill Would Help Domestic Violence Survivors Find Shelter for Their Pets Too

Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.

Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.

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As Measles Spreads, Some Lawmakers Try to Make it Easier for Parents to Refuse Vaccines

Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.

Most legislators—including lawmakers in California, Maine, and Minnesota—are attempting to close loopholes and make it more difficult for people to get around inoculation requirements. Some, however, are actually trying to make it easier for parents to say “no” to vaccines.

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Restriction on Minors’ Abortion Access Introduced in Connecticut

Two Connecticut state legislators this month introduced identical bills that would require physicians to notify parents or legal guardians 48 hours in advance of giving a minor child an abortion.

Two Connecticut state legislators this month introduced identical bills that would require physicians to notify parents or legal guardians 48 hours in advance of giving a minor child an abortion.

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Maine Lawmaker Introduces Stricter Parental Consent Bill

The new bill, introduced by state Sen. Paul Davis (R-Sangerville), would repeal the state's existing parental consent law and replace it with stricter regulations.

The new bill, introduced by state Sen. Paul Davis (R-Sangerville), would repeal the state’s existing parental consent law and replace it with stricter regulations.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Spent $53,000 to Remove Young Adults From Medicaid Rolls

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

Gov. Paul LePage’s administration spent that money to hire a private lawyer after the state attorney general said she would not represent the state in its fight with the federal government, according to an Associated Press report.

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Legal Wrap: Another Grand Jury Fails to Indict, Supreme Court Ponders Online Harassment

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner's death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

A New York grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in Eric Garner’s death, while the Roberts Court heard arguments in two big cases for equality advocates.

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Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time.

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GOP Pushes for Independent to Split the Vote With Democrat Michaud

The Republican Governors Association, just a week before Election Day, is pulling out the final stops in its push to re-elect Gov. Paul LePage.

The Republican Governors Association, just a week before Election Day, is pulling out the final stops in its push to re-elect Gov. Paul LePage.

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Maine Republican Has Not Apologized for Comparing Abortion to Rape

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.

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Legal Wrap: Supreme Court Gives Susan B. Anthony List Legal Challenge New Life

The high court hasn't yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.

The high court hasn’t yet ruled on buffer zones or Hobby Lobby, but it did say a legal challenge to an Ohio elections law can proceed.

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