Archive for the 'Children' Category

The bill with the incredibly long name is aimed at getting rid of the chemical deca – the flame retardant chemical found in virtually everything. It was signed into law by Governor Baldacci. There are safer alternatives to deca, which tends to leech out of household items and into us.
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Popularity: 72%
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Farfur the Rage-Filled Mouse

M-I-C … See you’re supporting Godless infidels! K-E-Y … why? Because we hate America! M-O-U-S-E!
Farfur the Hamas Rat — Mickey Mouse’s “dark side” — is no doubt hoping to piggyback on the popularity of “Dark Spiderman” this summer. Farfur promotes Islamic world rule and spreads hatred of America and Israel on […]

Popularity: 32%
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LD 1011, is “An Act To Enhance Child Support Collections in Maine” by hitting deadbeat parents right where it hurts: in the ATV. John Martin (D/Aroostook) is proposing legislation that would prevent a person who defaults on child support payments from registering a snowmobile, ATV, or subsequent motor vehicle registration. No […]

Popularity: 34%
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The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies said Maine ranked 44th (PDF) in the nation in their regulation and oversight of child-care centers.
Popularity: 47%

Popularity: 47%
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Senator Snowe has signed on as co-sponsor of the “Family Abduction Prevention Act of 2007” which would allocate $500,000 in federal grants for state and local law enforcement agencies to assist in extradition, investigation, training and media campaigns to address the widespread abduction of children by family members.
Popularity: 57%
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Can You Catch Me Now? Good!

Sen. Deborah Plowman, R-Hampden, is proposing legislation to allow the state to get the numbers and addresses of cell phone customers who are not paying their child support. Like they’d be able to afford a cell phone plan… See BDN
Popularity: 5%

Popularity: 5%
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Mr. Don’t Click Me There…

In response to a 173% increase in reported cases of Internet child exploitation in the last two years, Attorney General Steven Rowe, state police and educators are pointing kids, parents and educators to http://www.netsmartz.org. Education Commissioner Susan Gendron sent an e-mail to all schools on Monday to let them know the program is available, as […]

Popularity: 7%
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A U.S. Census report released Tuesday shows that 16.7 percent of Maine children lived in poverty in 2004 - a sharp increase since 2000, when 10.9 percent of Maine children were documented as living in poor families. Now let’s see… what’s happened over the past four years that could have led to this […]

Popularity: 6%
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Rep. Randy E. Hotham, R-Dixfield has sponsored a bill that would require public libraries to tell parents what books their children have checked out. This invasion of privacy smacks of classic McCathyism, turning local librarians into neighborhood Thought Police, and only ensuring that the smarter children would never check out another […]

Popularity: 5%
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Keeping Families Together Act

The Keeping Families Together Act introduced by Susan Collins and backed by close to 50 mental health and child advocacy groups would provide grants to states to create the infrastructure required to keep kids with serious mental illnesses from being relinquished to state welfare or juvenile justice systems as the only means of getting them […]

Popularity: 3%
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Maine Kids Count More … and Less

Fewer teen pregnancies, more kids insured, more kids living in poverty, more domestic assault and a high suicide rate. See: Bangor News
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