Earlier this month, The New American reported on Washington State's adoption of controversial new learning standards regarding gender for students in grades K-12. These health and physical education standards were quietly adopted by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) on March 25 without issuance of public notice or a press release. Because the standards had been adopted in secret, they only recently came to the attention of the Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW), which has pledged to fight their implementation.
A Memorial Day display of 79 crosses erected on May 20 alongside a state highway in Hiram, Georgia, to honor the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars was temporarily removed following a complaint from a caller — but replaced after a city council vote.
Gun-rights groups filed suit against Seattle's gun and ammo tax, but the tax was upheld. On January 4, the plaintiffs sent the lawsuit to a state Court of Appeals for review. A decision is expected by late summer or early fall.
An attorney was arrested for "obstruction" when she remained silent during a traffic stop. She was later released and is suing the officer, the police department, and the State of New Jersey.
The emergence of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a major issue in the presidential race is contributiong to the public's understanding about this issue. But let’s not overlook the fact that the fight against ObamaTrade may also be contributing to the positions taken by the presidential aspirants.