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The High Court ruled that businesses could deny women certain birth control if it is against their religious beliefs.

 

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is cosponsoring legislation that would change that.

 

"And the recent Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court.  The case shows the High Court favors religious values of bosses or religious beliefs of workers and ironically it utilizes a law that was supposed to protect the religious rights of workers.  I strongly feel that politicians and bosses should stay out of the healthcare relationship between a woman and her doctor."

 

The legislation would prohibit companies from discriminating against female employees in any health coverage that is guaranteed under federal law.

 

Democratic Representatives in the House are introducing a similar bill as well.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.