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South Bend's Animal Care and Control is headed in a new direction, including a change in leadership. The director, Gary Libby, was fired earlier this week after 17 years with the department. The city's communication director wouldn't say why Libby was...
Tags: Social Issues
South Bend euthanized more than 60 percent of the animals it took in last year. A South Bend Common Council member has a plan to drastically lower that number, and she says it wouldn’t cost taxpayer dollars. In 2011, South Bend Animal Care and...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND – Long before Valerie Schey was elected to the Common Council, she had ideas about how to better manage the city's Department of Animal Care and Control, which she felt was putting down too many cats, dogs and other animals. Now, she's...
A majority of Americans support the idea of allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of their doctors. For instance, 55% of people questioned for the NPR-Truven Health Analytics Health Poll last year said they were in favor of...
ReutersBy Stuart Grudgings GEORGETOWN, Malaysia, April 22 (Reuters) - Lim Guan Eng, the hyperactive chief minister of Malaysia's Penang state, is not the type to miss a good photo-opportunity, so there were plenty of witnesses when he handed over the keys to...
Booth Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was...
There does not seem to be any middle ground on the issue of physician-assisted suicide. In fact, going by the reactions to Friday's column on that topic, there is no support for any ground other than that for the right of individuals to make end-of-life...
Savor the victory. The power structure conspired to perpetuate hell for Mildred and Elwood "Woody" Osman of Cherryville, but they prevailed. After 64 years of marriage, Woody took a .38-caliber revolver to the hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital in...
The Hartford CourantThere is little dignity in killing yourself with prescribed medication from a doctor. Contrary to the image of peacefully resting in a chair or bed, surrounded by loved ones, after ingesting drugs prescribed by a trusted physician, the reality of...
The Hartford CourantA bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
WDBJ7 ReporterRay Ray, a foster dog, is blind. "And Ray Ray likes to use his bowl as his cane," said Angela Honeycutt. Bianca, another dog available for adoption has a neurological condition. "She'll lose her balance and she rolls over a few times and then she'...
Tags: Pittsylvania County, Social Issues, Pets
When 45,000 dogs and cats are tragically killed yearly in Maryland, costing taxpayers over $8 million, a remedy is long overdue. That's why Sen. Joanne Benson and I sponsored House Bill 767 and Senate Bill 820 in the 2013 General Assembly. It will...
Apr 11, 2013 |Story| WSBT-TV
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May 3, 2013 |Story| South Bend Tribune
Apr 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Apr 21, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Mar 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Mar 26, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Mar 21, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Jan 11, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
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Mar 20, 2013 |Story| WDBJ7
Mar 19, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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