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Medical Cannabis: Oklahoma May Vote In November — New York Looks To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis in Oklahoma are hoping that the Sooner State will follow the lead of places like California, New York, and the District of Columbia when they vote on medicinal marijuana in November....Show More Summary

Washington Metro Plans Full-Scale Emergency Response Drill on the Yellow Line Bridge

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Transit Police, the District of Columbia and Arlington County will conduct a full-scale response drill Sunday, August 28, on the Yellow Line Bridge that will allow emergency personnel to practice.

D.C.’s fast food zoning rules

“Emergency regulations” adopted in 1985 by the District of Columbia sharply restrict where fast-food restaurants may operate, and despite an effort in 2007 to refine the definition of a fast-food place, it remains rigid: any eatery where...Show More Summary

US FRA grants $25m to implement positive train control system

The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has provided a grant of $25m for 11 projects in six states and the district of Columbia to help execute positive train control (PTC) systems.

Medical Providers Try Uber, Lyft For Patients With Few Transportation Options

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Edith Stowe, 83, waited patiently on a recent afternoon at the bus stop outside MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia. It’s become routine for her, but that doesn’t make it an...

An ANC voted against a study’s recommendations — before it read the study

In typical dysfunctional form, the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C voted at its Aug. 10 meeting to oppose the District of Columbia Department of Transportation’s Livability Study recommendations (as yet unpublished at that time but now available) about a suggested bike lane along New Hampshire Avenue between Grant Circle and Georgia Avenue. Show More Summary

Early Voting Limits Trump’s Time for Comeback

New York Times: “Voting actually starts in less than six weeks, on Sept. 23 in Minnesota and South Dakota, the first of some 35 states and the District of Columbia that allow people to cast ballots at polling sites or [...]

Hotels in 10 states and DC may have been hit by hackers 

Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months. According to the hotel operator HEI Hotels & Resorts, malware put into place in at least 20 locations may have collected names, card account numbers, card expiration...

The Dangers of Dabbing: The Health Risks Posed by the Latest Marijuana Trend

Twenty-five states and the District of Columbia have now legalized marijuana in some form. And the trend continues unabated: this year could see marijuana being legalized for recreational use in an additional 10 states and for medical use in an additional six states. The march toward legalization has brought a dramatic change in attitude. Show More Summary

US maternal mortality rates higher than reported, study finds

Despite the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of a 75 percent reduction in maternal deaths by 2015, the estimated maternal mortality rate for 48 US states and the District of Columbia actually increased by 26.6 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to a new study.

New rule bars lawyers from undermining women attorneys by calling them ‘honey’ or ‘darling’

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Attorneys who refer to women lawyers as “honey” or “darling” could face penalties under new professional guidelines adopted by the American Bar Association. Nearly two dozen state bars and the District of Columbia have already implemented similar rules, which explicitly...

SAMSUNG PAY CARD REGISTRATION OFFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

OPEN TO ALL LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND OWN A QUALIFYING DEVICE AT THE TIME OF QUALIFYING SAMSUNG PAY CARD REGISTRATION. REQUIRES SAMSUNG PAY COMPATIBLE CARRIER AND SAMSUNG PAY COMPATIBLE CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD TO PARTICIPATE. Show More Summary

“Appeals Court Revives IRS Tea Party Targeting Lawsuits”

WSJ: A federal appeals court Friday revived a pair of lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service stemming from the tea party targeting scandal. The mixed ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit threw out claims for … Continue reading ?

Will Singapore Win the Self-Driving Car Race?

CityLab looks at why Singapore will get self-driving cars first, reporting that, ” Its manageable size (it’s about three-and-a-half Districts of Columbia), flat terrain, warm weather, and well-kept roads provide about as simple of an urban landscape as one could ask for.” The post Will Singapore Win the Self-Driving Car Race? appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Marijuana Legislation: Why Donald Trump & Chris Christie Are Bad For Pot

Marijuana legislation is a more important issue to voters in 2016 than in any previous US presidential election cycle. With 25 states and the District of Columbia having already passed laws to make medical marijuana legal within their borders, over half of the country can now use hemp to treat such ailments as glaucoma or... Show More Summary

In a first, VP Joe Biden officiates a gay wedding

Biden has never officiated a wedding before, so he got a special temporary certification from the District of Columbia to make it legal. The afternoon ceremony took place Monday at the Naval Observatory, the vice president's official residence, with immediate family attending.

Ohio Replacement SSBN to be Named Columbia Class

The Navy’s new planned class of ballistic missile submarines will be named in honor of the District of Columbia, two Navy officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday.According to a notification memo to Congress obtained by USNI News,...Show More Summary

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12 States File Brief Supporting Obama Administration’s Historic Guidance on Transgender Students

HRC hailed Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson for filing a brief on behalf of 12 states, and the District of Columbia, supporting the recent release by the Departments of Education and Justice of historic guidance advising...Show More Summary

The Second Amendment Protects the Right to Keep and Bear Arms Outside the Home

Turns out billions of dollars can’t buy you an agenda. In another stunning defeat for Bloombergian gun control, a federal court has once again slapped the District of Columbia with a ruling abolishing their stifling gun laws. The... Read More

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