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SCOTUS ruling could impact Native American sovereignty

By Halle Connell, Hawkeye Staff November 29, 2022

The ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) has been in place for more than 43 years. It was enacted in 1978 to protect Native American children from being unlawfully removed from their homes and placed with non-Native...

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State law supports mental health

By Maggie O'Hara and Cecilia Negash September 12, 2022

Starting this school year, students in Washington State will be allowed to take excused absences for mental health reasons without needing a doctor’s note or medical diagnosis. This change comes as a...

Shame on the U.S. Senate for rejecting new gun laws

By Will Khadivi April 22, 2013

More than 3,500 people have died in the United States because of gun violence since the Dec. 14 slaughter of 20 schoolchildren and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Even with these...

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