Friday, July 7, 2017

In Extreme Community Policing, Cops Become the Neighbor

North Winnebago Street doesn’t look like a high-crime area. The tidy homes in this Rockford, Ill., neighborhood are well cared for. Kids walk to and from nearby Welsh Elementary School.… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

When Cutting Access to Health Care, There’s a Price to Pay

Senators, the United States is a sick country. Four years ago, a panel of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council set out to assess… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Justices to Hear Case on Religious Objections to Same-Sex Marriage

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from a Colorado baker with religious objections to same-sex marriage who had lost a discrimination case for refusing to create… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Georgia Sees Huge Drop in People on Food Stamps

Georgia is seeing a significant decrease in the number of people receiving food stamps as the improving economy lifts many recipients into new jobs and frees them from the fear… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bid to Legalize Marijuana in Vermont Goes Up In Smoke

A measure that would have made Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes through the state legislature died in a special session Wednesday after a quiet lobbying… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Arkansas Closer to Adopting Voter ID Law

Arkansas legislators have approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law that could go into effect as early as September. The state Board of Election Commissioners approved the rules… Read More
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

N.J. Investigating Drug Makers in Multi-State Painkiller Probe

As Gov. Chris Christie openly pushes his agenda focusing on treatment and prevention of opioid abuse, his administration is quietly expanding the effort to the legal front. Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Texas Gov. Abbott Signs "Sandra Bland Act" Into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday signed into law a measure that seeks to address the circumstances that led to the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Internet Privacy: California Bill Would Protect Users from Being Secretly Tracked

Nearly three months after Congress struck down federal regulations that aimed to protect internet users from having their online activities secretly tracked and sold, state lawmakers are unveiling new legislation… Read More
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Federal Pullback, Climate Change Could Boost State Spending on Disasters

The tornado hit the suburbs of east New Orleans at lunchtime on a mild Tuesday in February. The twister spun across mid-century ranch houses still etched with the spray-painted symbols… Read More
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