Melanie has been with CNSNews.com since November 2000 as an evening editor responsible for writing, editing and posting stories to the website. She was promoted to deputy managing editor in 2002, overseeing the radio production department in addition to her daily editing duties. Prior to working at CNSNews.com, Melanie served as news director for WKYS-FM, one of Washington, D.C.’s top-rated radio stations. Mrs. Arter also worked as a traffic reporter for Shadow Broadcasting in the nation’s capital and prior to that, as a news anchor/reporter for WAMO-FM in Pittsburgh, Pa. Her television experience was obtained at several Washington, D.C. stations. She worked for America’s Most Wanted at Fox affiliate WTTG, the Creative Services Department of WUSA-TV and the Evening Exchange on WHUT-TV. She holds a bachelor’s degree in television production from Howard University.

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July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In a vote of 229 to 174, the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed a measure aimed at ending frivolous lawsuits. Most Democrats voted against the bill, saying it went too far in limiting access to the courts and distracted Congress from more important matters. Republicans used statements from Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry and his running mate and successful former trial lawyer John Edwards, who are in favor of tougher sanctions on lawyers who abuse the system, to convince Democrats to approve the legislation.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative group is urging the Mississippi House of Representatives to approve a bill that would ban all human cloning. The measure (HB 1202) prohibits the creation of cloned humans at any stage of development. It also bans the use of the cloning technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which was used to create the cloned sheep Dolly.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The United Nations plans to vote this week on a global ban on human cloning, but a medical coalition opposed to the ban is hoping to sway U.N. members.The treaty, led by Costa Rica and the U.S., will ban all forms of cloning, including therapeutic cloning which produces stem cells and could cure diseases and conditions affecting over 100 million Americans.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Supreme Court Monday refused to hear the case of a New York kindergartner who sued his school after the Jesus poster he submitted for a class assignment on saving the environment was allegedly censored. In Baldwinsville School District v. Peck, the high court let stand a ruling by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals that prohibited public schools from censoring the religious viewpoints of students in class assignments.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two Florida lawmakers Tuesday introduced legislation that could save the life of Terri Schindler Schiavo, a brain-damaged woman in Florida, whose husband is fighting to remove her feeding tube despite her family's pleas. The Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act (HR 1151 and S 539) would give Terri Schindler Schiavo and people in similar situations the same constitutional protection of due process as death-row inmates.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The parents of a 16-year-old Philadelphia girl are suing the city's health department, asserting that their daughter had a violent reaction to a morning-after pill regimen that she allegedly was given without a medical exam. The parents also say they should have been notified that the drug had been prescribed for their daughter.
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An Islamic civil rights group Wednesday called on a Washington, D.C. radio station to address what it says is "an incitement of anti-Muslim hatred" by the station's talk show hosts.This comes after WMAL talk show host Michael Graham was suspended without pay for comments he made calling Islam "a terrorist organization." On Friday, Graham's replacement host, Geoff Metcalf, claimed on the air that the Koran gives Muslims "permission to lie when it is appropriate."
July 7, 2008, 8:05 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life group is warning that a popular song advocates violence against pregnant women.Black Americans for Life, an outreach of the National Right to Life Committee, said the remixed version of singer Usher's song "Confessions," featuring rapper Joe Budden, suggests violent action against a mother when she is unwilling to abort her child."These lyrics are demeaning and outright violent toward both women and unborn children," said Day Gardner, director of Black Americans for Life.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A conservative college group has unveiled its list of top ten campus follies for 2003, and topping the list are a "gender blind" dormitory and a professor who required her students to write anti-war letters to President Bush.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A black activist group protesting the representation of Jesus as a white man in the Mel Gibson-produced movie, The Passion of the Christ , now accuses the "mainstream media" of ignoring the issue.The New Black Panther Party is critical of Gibson's film because the group believes Jesus was a black man, not a white man as portrayed in the film. A group spokesman said the media is conspiring to cover up the racial issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life group investigating Planned Parenthood's ties to the Girl Scouts organization has found that 26 percent of Girl Scout councils have relationships with the abortion provider."But what is even more surprising is that 79% of Girl Scout councils have not disclosed their position on Planned Parenthood by failing to answer a simple question - Do you have any relationship with Planned Parenthood?" said Jim Sedlak, executive director of STOPP International, in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Instead of gifts under the tree, the New York City school system is getting a stocking filled with lumps of coal for being the winner of the 2003 Ebenezer Award, an undistinguished "honor" given to the individual or group responsible for the most ridiculous affront to the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life group is urging the YMCA to "keep the 'C' in YMCA" by refusing to rent its facilities to Planned Parenthood, an abortion provider. The American Life League's STOPP International, including Pro-Life Wisconsin - an American Life League associate group - are among the latest organizations to protest the YMCA of Greater St. Paul, Minn., for its decision to open its doors to Planned Parenthood.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-family group is calling on Congress to require that public schools that sponsor Big Brother, Big Sister programs notify parents if a proposed mentor is homosexual.As CNSNews.com previously reported, the Big Brother, Big Sister program recently implemented a policy that bans discrimination against open homosexuals who want to serve as volunteers and mentors to children at 500 affiliates nationwide.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Attorneys for a New Jersey boy who was prohibited from handing out candy canes and pencils with a religious message are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take their case.The Rutherford Institute, a civil liberties organization committed to defending constitutional and human rights, is representing Dana Walz and her son Daniel. The institute is challenging a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that upholds a school policy the institute says is tantamount to religious discrimination.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A group of pastors from all denominations are calling on a Minnesota senator to apologize for remarks he made against Christians seeking to protect traditional marriage."We are grieved by your name-calling of those who hold to a traditional view of marriage and we believe you owe the people of Minnesota a public apology for your harsh and intemperate attacks on people seeking to uphold basic Christian beliefs," the pastors wrote in a letter to Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.).
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-family group is calling on California Gov. Gray Davis to veto a bill that requires "sensitivity" training for foster parents on homosexuality, bisexuality and trans-sexuality.Assembly Bill 2651, as amended Aug. 8, 2002, was approved in a vote of 42-28 in the California State Assembly. It now goes to the desk of the governor, who is undecided on whether to sign it.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A new poll released Wednesday shows over two-thirds of Massachusetts voters want to vote on traditional marriage.According to the Zogby International poll, 69 percent of likely voters in the state want to vote on a constitutional amendment to keep Massachusetts a traditional marriage state, the Coalition for Marriage announced Wednesday.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-life group is expressing its disappointment with the NAACP for the civil rights group's stand on abortion.On Feb. 24, the NAACP announced that its board voted to take a pro-abortion stand on the abortion issue. "Sadly, many African-American women have believed the lies of pro-abortion groups and have aborted their children," said Day Gardner, director of Black Americans for Life, in a statement.
July 7, 2008, 8:04 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A pro-family group claims California Gov. Gray Davis demeaned the Sept. 11 tragedy by signing two bills giving special privileges to the domestic partners of homosexuals on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.Randy Thomasson, executive director of Campaign for California Families, said Davis took advantage of the anniversary to tie what some call homosexual rights to patriotism.