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U.S. Senate panel advances global disabilities treaty
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate. Although 146 nations and the European Union have ratified the United Nations convention, it has failed to win ...
US Senate Panel Advances Global Disabilities Treaty
A U.S. Senate committee voted on Tuesday to advance a U.N. treaty to protect people with disabilities from discrimination, but the agreement faces a tough fight winning the two-thirds majority needed for ratification by the full Senate. Although 146 nations and the European Union have ratified the United Nations convention, it has failed to win approval in the deeply divided Senate, where many ...
WILS celebrates accessibility
Nicole Cooke | Democrat Attendees at West Central Independent Living Solutions' celebration of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act play a round of bingo Wednesday at Convention Hall at Liberty Park.
Ben's Bells: Hugh Ward builds ramps, steps
Each week a person who makes Tucson better is “belled” by Ben's Bells.
Employment in US improves, but disabled jobless rate stays stubbornly high
While the U.S. unemployment rate fell from 7.9 percent in 2012 to 7.1 percent in 2013, the jobless rate for people with disabilities remained stubbornly above 13 percent - which comes as little surprise to advocates.
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