RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Laws and Legislation

A collection of news and information related to Laws and Legislation published by this site and its partners.

Top Laws and Legislation Articles

Displaying items 34-44
  • Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys

     Charla Nash Leads New Push To Ban Trafficking Of Apes And Monkeys
    WASHINGTON — Charla Nash, horribly mauled by a friend's pet chimpanzee five years ago, flew to Washington Thursday to become a convincing advocate to for a bill that would make it more difficult for someone to own a monkey as a pet. "What happened...
  • Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources

    Officials warn child immigrant crisis is draining resources
    The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a...
  • Oak Park may look at allowing bars

    Oak Park may look at allowing bars
    A recent vote to expand morning sales of liquor on the weekends in Oak Park prompted one official to suggest a bigger change: allowing bars. The Oak Park Village Board this week expanded 9 a.m. weekend and holiday sales to include large hotels, brew...
  • The Offspring to kick off concert series

    The Offspring to kick off concert series
    When Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman takes the stage on the OC Fair's opening night Friday, he may play to some audience members for whom he played a vital role in childhood. Not as lead guitarist of the Offspring. As Mr. Wasserman, the head custodian....
  • Orlando City leaders optimistic they can clean up fan conduct after altercations at Tampa Bay game

    Orlando City leaders optimistic they can clean up fan conduct after altercations at Tampa Bay game
    Orlando City has banned supporter groups after four fans were arrested and 16 people were ejected from the team's rivalry win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday. Lions Chief Operating Officer Brett Lashbrook told the Orlando Sentinel the team has...
  • Bruised Iraqi army leans on Shi'ite militias, volunteers

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi soldier says he abandoned the army last week in despair. And while he still plans to fight he will not rejoin the unit he deserted in the western city of Ramadi. Instead, he wants to sign up as a volunteer, alongside tens...
  • More Americans are aging in place. Can towns and cities adapt?

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The graying of the American homeowner is upon us. The question is: Will communities be ready for the challenges that come with that? The number of households headed by someone age 70 or older will surge by 42 percent from 2015 to...
  • U.S. judge blocks New Hampshire law creating abortion clinic buffers

    (Reuters) - A federal judge has halted the enforcement of a New Hampshire law set to go into effect on Thursday that would have allowed abortion providers to set up 25-foot (7.6-meter) buffer zones around clinics. U.S. District Court Judge Joseph...
  • Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Will No Longer Run Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues

    The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues
    Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...
  • One reason why New Jersey rates as the garden state

    My sister and I recently spent five days at Ocean City, New Jersey. In early childhood summers, thanks to our grandparents, we spent months there. As we grew older, they took us traveling. Beach months dwindled to weeks, then days. The imprint of...