Ready or not, the drones are coming home: Nine law enforcement agencies in six states already use drones, and another nine have applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to do the same.
Source: New York Times | Nation |
February 22, 2013
Lawmakers in at least half a dozen states, including California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, have proposed legislation this year that would require gun owners to buy liability insurance.
Georgia is the latest battleground in a conflict pitting big-name telecommunications providers against local governments looking to get into the Internet business to provide better connectivity for residents.
Source: New York Times | New York City |
February 21, 2013
The drivers decided to halt their strike, with their concerns still on the table, and to try their luck with the person who will replace Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who had refused to accept the union’s demands.
The Alaska Senate on Tuesday approved a Parnell administration measure to roll back cruise ship wastewater standards that were approved by voters in 2006. The vote was 14-6.
The legislation, already passed by the House, is the first bill to clear both the House and Senate in the 2013 legislative session that began just over a month ago.
President Barack Obama is urging Congress to postpone the Mar. 1 sequestration through a combination of spending cuts and closing tax loopholes, rather than risk the automatic 10 percent budget cuts that are scheduled to go into effect next month if no action is taken.
The governors of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia are pushing President Barack Obama’s choice for interior secretary to abandon federal opposition to drilling off the Atlantic Coast, where production has been blocked for decades.
Source: The Los Angeles Times | New York City |
February 15, 2013
The billionaire mayor who has fought smoking, large-sized sugary drinks and excessive fat and salt announced on Thursday that he will now target Styrofoam, seeking to ban the product used for take-out -- and leftover -- fare.
Source: The New York Times | Atlanta |
February 15, 2013
Atlanta has made significant progress in transforming a massive area of the city into the Atlanta BeltLine. The ambitious proposal is to transform 22 miles of vine-covered railroad into parks, housing and public transit has been in the works since the early 2000s.