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House Bill 1276, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 11, 2012, and not yet referred to a committee, is apparently the fifth antievolution bill of 2012 — and the second in Missouri.
House Bill 1227, introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives on January 10, 2012, would, if enacted, require "the equal treatment of science instruction regarding evolution and intelligent design," according to the legislature's summary of the bill.
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (January 3, 2012) editorially criticized Indiana's Senate Bill 89.
The Nashua Telegraph's science columnist revisits the two antievolution bills recently prefiled in the New Hampshire legislature.
Senate Bill 89, prefiled in the Indiana Senate and referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development, would, if enacted, amend the Indiana Code to provide that "[t]he governing body of a school corporation may require the teaching of various theories concerning the origin of life, including creation science, within the school corporation."
The two antievolution bills in the New Hampshire legislature attracted the attention of the Concord Monitor (December 29, 2011).
The two antievolution bills on the horizon in New Hampshire have now been prefiled in the state House of Representatives.
With a brief filed (PDF) in Ohio's Fifth District Court of Appeals, John Freshwater is appealing a court's ruling to uphold his termination as a middle school science teacher in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
The superintendent of the school system in Hart County, Kentucky, is complaining about the emphasis on evolution in the state's new end-of-course test for biology, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader (December 13, 2011).
Evolution "ranks alongside pornography and terrorism as topics that the Turkish government's controversial new Internet filtering scheme keeps out of the hands of children,"
according to a post on the ScienceInsider blog (December 9, 2011).