Concerned that loitering homeless people are stunting downtown growth, the city will go to federal court in an attempt to undo major provisions of a 15 year-old legal agreement has protected the homeless from undue arrest and harassment by police.
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, some are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Source: Hartford Courant | Connecticut |
April 11, 2013
Under the new law, the sale of most military-style rifles is banned, but firms are allowed to make and ship firearms that are banned in the state. Gun makers, though. say they may be forced to leave by a backlash from customers.
The guidelines, developed by 26 state governments, are the first broad national recommendations for science instruction since 1996. States are not required to adopt them, but 26 states have committed to seriously considering them.
Source: Des Moines Register | Des Moines, Iowa |
April 10, 2013
Des Moines’ new lower-cost micro apartments are part of a growing national trend that lets young professionals live in vibrant urban cores in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and New York, where rents can be exorbitant.