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States use ballot initiatives to increase minimum wage

Kate Winkle, SHFWire reporter July 15, 2014

When a bill to increase the minimum wage failed in the Nebraska Legislature, state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist, of Omaha, tried a different tactic. He and Sen. Danielle Conrad, of Lincoln, launched Nebraskans for Better Wages to put a minimum-wage initiative...

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Erin Furleigh, a junior at Iowa State University, and Paul Gerlich, a sophomore, show two T-shirt designs for their school’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws during a news conference Tuesday. The university withdrew its approval of Furleigh’s shirt after initially approving it. She and Gerlich have sued the university.

Students sue universities for violating free speech rights

Kate Winkle, SHF Wire Reporter July 2, 2014

This story has been updated to include a statement from Ohio University. WASHINGTON - Erin Furleigh is going to court for wearing a T-shirt. She and other members of Iowa State University’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana...

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Charles Haynes, the Newseum Institute’s Religious Freedom Center director, left, and Ken Paulson, First Amendment Center president, discuss the 2014 State of the First Amendment survey on Tuesday at the Newseum in Washington. According to the survey, 38 percent of Americans believe the freedoms of the First Amendment “go too far.

Americans struggle to name First Amendment freedoms

Kate Winkle, SHFWire Intern June 24, 2014

WASHINGTON - Americans have failed their 2014 civics test: 29 percent of them can’t name any of the five freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution’s First Amendment. The Newseum’s First Amendment Center surveyed 1,006 adults nationwide over the...

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