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New bill could offer loans to combat student homelessness

Assemblywoman Anna Caballero spoke at a news conference at Fresno State last week to introduce Assembly Bill 2784, which aims to combat homelessness among college students. Sponsored by the California State Student Association, AB 2784 will implement the Emergency Student ...

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‘Religious freedom’ laws help justify discrimination

The country is in an uproar over what’s happening in Indiana and Arkansas. The Supreme Court of the United States is getting ready to hear a case on same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, legislators are waging a war on equal rights to ...

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Your hatred: It’s a choice

For the first time ever, if you’re living in the United States, there is a more than 50 percent chance that you’re living in an area where same-sex marriage is legal. People are saying that this “momentum” will carry the ...

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Campus recognizes Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, eight justices from the California Court of Appeal 5th Appellate District met Wednesday with students in an open panel discussion.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage gets step closer

Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in 2008, was ruled unconstitutional by a three-judge panel to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday. This legal decision appears to give same-sex couples the right to marry in California — but not yet.

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Anti-piracy bill isn’t sunk yet

The recent Stop Online Piracy Act in the House was — at least until the vote on it was postponed by scared-straight legislators — meant to block websites from spreading copyrighted material, such as music, movies, television shows and photos.

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California DREAM Act under debate

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law the California Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minor Act, also known as the DREAM Act. Opponents of the law have raised questions of the cost and effect of the bill.

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A new attempt for Equal Rights

The United States prides itself on the notion of liberty and justice for all, but when it's still struggling to ratify an amendment that simply seeks equality for half the population, one must ask, exactly whom does “all” include?

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California bike laws take on heightened awareness

With gas prices on the rise and campus parking often difficult to find, some students prefer to travel by bicycle. Fresno State provides a web page to help students understand California bike laws, safety reminders and prevent bike accidents.

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Officials speak on law careers

Several prominent attorneys and government officials from the Central Valley spoke at the Fresno State Asian Faculty and Staff Association’s Career in Law and Government panel discussion in the Henry Madden Library on Wednesday.

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Female sex teachers expose bad law

The increasing number of affirmed accusations against female school teachers for having consensual sex with under-age boys ought to bring the complex and often taboo subject of statutory rape under scrutiny. Statutory rape is a broad, non-technical term for “rape” ...

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Alumnus William Feightner coming to campus

With pedestrian regularity, Hollywood churns out movies about attaining impossible dreams.

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Texting banned while driving

As of July 1, California joined the five other states in outlawing hand-held cell phone devices while driving. Calif. is now one of six states that signed the bill outlawing text messaging. The other five states are: Alaska, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey and Washington.

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Students must wrest power back from the greedy hands of the law

I AM STEALTHY, WEAVING IN AND OUT OF traffic like a professional driver. I know where they hide, those police officers. I know their shaded corners, and I know where the fences and houses obscure the view of the side streets.

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Hands-free on campus

The new cell phone law took effect on July 1 and has been filled with much controversy. Some people are angry, some confused and some satisfied. However, students on campus seem to have positive feelings about it.

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