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Study Finds Differing Long-Term Effects of Hand-Held Cellphone Laws

(ARLINGTON, VA.) /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Phoning while driving and texting behind the wheel are in the news. This is the highway safety issue of the moment, the subject of cartoons and, on a more serious side, the focus of legislation. A key question is whether such laws succeed in changing patterns of driver cellphone use.

Mayor Newsom Commits to Limits on State Contractors’ Business With Iran

(San Francisco, CA)— Mayor Newsom has affirmed his commitment to limits on state contractors' business ties with the energy interests of Iran. As Governor, Newsom would sign an executive order requiring disclosure of any connection with the Iranian energy sector or any firm assisting the regime with sensitive technology.

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Creigh Deeds for Virginia Governor

(WASHINGTON D.C.)– The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, announced yesterday the endorsement of state Senator R. Creigh Deeds for Governor of Virginia.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation to Present Seal of Excellence to N.Y. Adoption Agency

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Human Rights Campaign Foundation announced today they will be presenting a seal of recognition of the “All Children – All Families” initiative to Family Focus Adoption Services. The seal is given to adoption agencies that demonstrate excellence in working with LGBT families. Family Focus Adoption Services is the first New York agency to receive this honor.

Straight Italian Couple Sues Over Gay Cruise

An unnamed middle age couple brought suit earlier this week against Grimaldi Lines cruises after realizing their three night, two day trip had been booked on a cruise for gay men.

Public to Prioritize Services for City Budget

Attendees will be asked to rank their top City service priorities for funding, offer perspective on potential service reductions and weigh in on the topic of additional revenues.