Headlees Headlines

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 11:26 AM

Each morning, Celeste Headlee scours the country’s newspapers for interesting stories. Here's her list for today:

From The Chicago Sun-Times:

To the list of stories will the majority of americans care about, add: At&T will not be the only company will iphones soon.  Verizon will offer them next year.

From SF Gate:

Legalized pot as a civil rights issue?  The NAACP thinks so.  From the article: 

Accompanied by other African American leaders in California, the president of the state NAACP, Alice Huffman, said the current prohibition on marijuana has led to the criminalizing of young people and consequently has hampered the ability of many African Americans to prosper.


From AZCentral:

Neighbors of Arizona say the new law is pushing illegal immigrants out, not to Mexico, but to Texas and New Mexico and Utah.  Arizona sees the exodus as positive, other states aren't happy.  From the article: 

Russell Pearce says other states are going to be passing their own 1070s, so the pressure is on the president," said U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, D-Ariz., senior member of the state's U.S. House delegation. "He'll have to do something or else he's going to get 50 immigration laws that are probably all different, which is something that I don't think he wants.

From The Denver Post:

We can add this to whooping cough. There's an outbreak of meningitis in colorado and experts say people aren't getting vaccinated.  "Last year, there were 24 cases of meningococcal disease reported, up from 16 in 2008, according to the state health department."


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