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Mon, 06 May 2013, 07:56:50 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Martin Nickerson opened Northern Cross Collective Gardens (NCCG), a medical marijuana collective garden, he had the health and well being of his patients in mind. Operating under the jurisdiction of State Law Rcw 69.51a, his Bellingham, Wash. location is supported by over 1300 patients, many of whom are disease suffering and seek the protection of the state's newly implemented medical marijuana legalization laws to use cannabis as a natural source of medicine.  
Wed, 06 Mar 2013, 16:57:25 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
CARBONDALE, Ill., March 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sexual Assault Myths Organization of Carbondale, says The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault 32 member board of lawmakers and professionals and 21 sexual assault organizations have hand delivered a letter to Jackson County, Ill. (home of S.I.U. University) District Attorney Mike Carr asking him to drop all charges made by his office against Melisa Vistain, who was arrested after reporting her sexual assault in March of 2012.  
Wed, 06 Mar 2013, 13:23:32 EDTEdited by Christopher L Simmons
CARBONDALE, Ill., March 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jury selection for the criminal trial of Melisa Vistain, of Jackson County, Illinois, is set to begin March 12, 2013. Vistain faces felony charges for falsely reporting sexual assault. She insists on her innocence of these charges. Rape Crisis Services of The Women's Center stands in support of Vistain.  
Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 20:13:15 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
CARBONDALE, Ill., Feb. 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Sexual Assault Myths Organization of Carbondale today launched an awareness campaign that explains that the Jackson County District Attorney, Mike Carr, has currently allegedly charged at least three people for reporting their sexual assault. The website and organization was formed by Larry Brunken a longtime resident of Jackson County because of what he says has destroyed his wife's life.  
Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 16:01:57 EDTEdited by Debra Tone
FRESNO, Calif., April 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Central Valley Tea Party has been commissioned to hold a press conference with one hundred Fresno business leaders and owners who will be affected by the imposition of the High-Speed Rail project on 'Mayday,' Tuesday, May 1, 2012. The one hundred business owners who are on the current High-Speed Rail track line will be present in solidarity to 'oppose the High-Speed Rail through Fresno.'  
Wed, 26 Apr 2006, 15:10:00 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
DALLAS, TX - Apr. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- StatesOnTheTake.com announced today that Kentucky State Government officials could withdraw from the Master Settlement Agreement ('MSA'), despite fierce opposition from out-of-state, Big Tobacco lobbyists. The MSA was the original 'Stealth Cartel,' created under the guise of a "settlement" between Big Tobacco and the 46 state signatories.  
Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 11:04:00 EDTEdited by Christopher Simmons
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A grass-roots effort to focus attention on disturbing elements of the Medicare reform legislation some Medicare beneficiaries and patient-care advocates call 'frightening' and 'disastrous' will begin with an organized protest outside the Bakersfield offices of House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Last Chance for Patient Choice (a 527 not-for-profit organization) plans to launch its nationwide advocacy effort on the eve of the final budget reconciliation bill vote (S. 1932) by the U.S. House of Representatives that will probably occur during the first week of February.  
Fri, 06 May 2005, 10:52:00 EDTEdited by Carly Zander
PHILADELPHIA, PA - May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- People from around the country are signing up at www.countingthecost.org to wear numbers symbolizing the over 100,000 civilians and soldiers who died because of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Motivated by new information on the numbers of deaths in Iraq, and the lack of national discussion, participants from Alaska to Arizona, Boston to Baltimore, are signing up to participate in a simple but dramatic gesture. On May 15th across the country, Counting the Cost participants will wear their numbers and demonstrate - in silent vigils to large public die-ins.  

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