More than 100 students at a Chelsea public high school staged a brief sit-in outside of their principal's office on Thursday morning, following an assembly on dress code for the sophomore class, during which students say Principal Darlene Miller shamed female students. [ more › ]
The Latest on a public hearing on a bill that would establish a woodchuck hunting season in Wisconsin (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Trappers and outdoorsmen are urging the Assembly's … Click to Continue »
Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has … Click to Continue »
Here's a modest proposal for the Academy's new board when it assembles this summer: Reserve one of those annual Governors Awards for Brad Grey, who died last night. Grey wasn't fully recognized as an Oscar player — public acknowledgment...Show More Summary
Advocates are pushing for a new Connecticut tax on sugary drinks, predicting it could raise $145.2 million annually. Democratic leaders of the General Assembly's Public Health Committee will join the … Click to Continue »
By Tom Spurgeon the cartoonist Jay Disbrow died last week. Although remembered for his illustration work and the fact his science fiction epic The Flames Of Gyro was the first Fantagraphics comics publication, he was also an unlikely...Show More Summary
A Republican bill that that would let Wisconsin's universities punish students who disrupt free speech is getting its first public airing in the state Legislature. The Assembly higher education committee … Click to Continue »
Get ready to bake me a cake with a file in it. I ran for public office, so I have no secrets from you. Stand by for a major revelation: In 2013, as a first-time state candidate in a special election for the Assembly, I was late in mailing the paper copies of campaign finance […]
A bill that would allow each Nevada library to decide for itself whether to bar firearms is due to be taken up by the Nevada Assembly, after winning passage through the Senate. Weapons would be prohibited from public library property, unless the owner has written permission from the governing board of the library.
During the past few months, the abortion debate in Ireland has centred around the Citizens’ Assembly, a monthly meeting of 99 members of the public who were tasked with making recommendations to the Government on how to proceed regarding the Eighth Amendment, the last remaining constitutional protection for unborn children. At its final weekend at […]
Much to the surprise of the assembled voyeurs, one of the foreign models eventually turned to them and said in fluent Chinese: "Please do not take pictures, we are changing clothes." After the men lowered their smartphones, she politely thanked them with a "xièxie." [ more › ]
Thousands of people have assembled in Texas on President Donald Trump's hundredth day in office to demand federal action on climate change. The Texas Department of Public Safety told the … Click to Continue »
The Connecticut General Assembly is seeking to reduce the current scope of the cable TV and online public affairs network that covers the legislature and other parts of state government. … Click to Continue »
Recent polls indicate support for repealing Ireland's pro-life 8th Amendment is declining.
New issue hits mailboxes Sep. 12th to all Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members St. Paul, Minn. – April 24, 2017 – Introducing the most comprehensive preseason publication assembled for upland hunting and conservation, Pheasants...Show More Summary
A simple bill requiring transparency in public access to police body-camera recordings is sailing through the state Legislature — and should continue to do so. Assembly Bill 748, by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, has won unanimous approval from the Public Safety and Judiciary committees, sending it on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Ting’s bill […]
On Tuesday, [Microsoft co-founder Steve] Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. Show More Summary
Andrew Ross Sorking, writing for DealBook: On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. Show More Summary
THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL BILL: The North Carolina General Assembly is where terrible ideas go to live forever. These horrible ideas, seemingly banished by court decisions, public revulsion or sheer stupidity, manage to spontaneously regenerate in the most unlikely places. Show More Summary
As a college student in 2005, Levie was fed up with how hard it was to share data and documents. Instead of complaining, he dropped out. A few months later, he'd assembled a few entrepreneurial pals to build a data-sharing platform that would be better than USB drives and clunky email systems.