As wildfires streak across a parched and scorched Utah, cities and counties are restricting the use of private fireworks. A few towns have banned them altogether, and their use is now prohibited on all public lands outside of incorporated areas.
Arizona Gov. Brewer said the "heart of the bill" was upheld, and state legislators around the country sounded emboldened, arguing that the ruling will not only help similar laws survive constitutional challenges but will lead to more laws when state legislatures reconvene in January.
Source: Wall Street Journal | Duluth, Minn. |
June 26, 2012
As Duluth residents continue to clean up and find more damage from last week's flood, they are left with a sense of awe. The flood hit hundreds of homes in this city of 85,000 and caused about $100 million in infrastructure damage alone.
The justices, by a 5-3 decision, affirmed part of the controversial immigration law that requires police to check a person's immigration status if they have reasonable suspicision that he or she is in the country illegally.
Many city and county government agencies across Georgia have failed to comply with a key part of the state's year-old anti-illegal immigration law, putting them at risk of losing access to state loans and grants, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of public records.
Source: Wall Street Journal | Nation |
June 25, 2012
The court could strike down the challenged provisions as an intrusion on federal sovereignty, uphold them as a legitimate public-security effort by the state, or take a piece-by-piece approach that could leave both sides claiming victory.
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette | Colorado |
June 25, 2012
El Paso County and the city of Colorado Springs issued a joint statement Sunday declaring the fire to be a formal local disaster. That helps them draw down federal and state finances to help fight the fire.
Source: Reuters | Beardstown, Ill. |
June 22, 2012
The Cargill plant and the community that depends on it are emblematic of two changes in U.S. immigration. The first is the shift of job-seeking immigrants from big cities to rural and suburban areas. The second is the crackdown on illegal immigration.
Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune | Duluth, Minn. |
June 21, 2012
Roiling waters fueled by torrential rains made history across northeastern Minnesota Wednesday, buckling roads, displacing residents, drowning zoo animals and destroying property on a stretch of Lake Superior's North Shore.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said state-supported institutions of higher education do not have the authority to create discounted tuition categories for illegal-immigrant students without legislative approval.