SB 1476, a bill working its way through the California Legislature, would remove the limit of two legal parents per child. Similar legislation exists in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine, and the District of Columbia.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Thursday removing a loophole that allowed immediate family members to help fugitives escape the country without legal penalty. Illinois was one of 14 states to have such an exemption.
Pittsburgh announced its Urban Forest Master Plan last week. The plan details an 20 percent increase in tree population over 20 years, an amount which will eventually yield over $1 million in savings per year.
he devastating storm that raced from Ohio and along the mid-Atlantic knocking out power to more than 3 million people and killing at least 17 sparked state officials to declare states of emergencies as the massive cleanup continued.