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Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma legislators have been raising thousands of dollars from lobbyists at lavish fundraisers during a special session limping into its eighth week, yet they’ve failed to make much progress toward plugging a $215 million hole in the state budget. The Associated Press obtained invitations to a dozen scheduled fundraisers held over the past few weeks for some of the Legislature’s top Republican leaders, including the powerful chairs of the appropriations committees in the House and Senate. During the regular session that … Read the referenced story here:…

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New Wisconsin Law Allows Children Under 10 to Hunt

Children younger than 10 years old are now allowed to carry guns and hunt in Wisconsin. A bill signed into law Saturday by Republican Governor Scott Walker last week went into effect Monday, easing restrictions on children who are hunting while accompanied by trained, licensed adults. The new law eliminates a previous age restriction and allows younger children to carry their own weapons. Previously, children as young as 10 could hunt with a mentor at least 18 years old who had gone through a hunter safety course or had military…

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Appeals court allows partial enforcement of Trump travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. appeals court is allowing President Donald Trump’s newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect. The ruling Monday will keep people from the six mostly majority Muslim countries included in the travel ban who do not have a “bona fide” relationship with someone in the U.S. from entering the country. Travelers who have those relationships will be allowed entry. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals mirrors language from a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling … Read the referenced story here:…

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