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The city of Lawrence is following in Indianapolis' footsteps. The City Council voted in favor of a stricter smoking ban Monday night. The ban is nearly identical to Indianapolis’ ban. It includes bars, and bowling alleys and private clubs, which...
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A third member of a Kansas City, Kan., police unit has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for stealing electronics from houses during searches. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says 34-year-old Dustin Sillings also has to serve one year of...
Congress has reached a one-year deal to keep interest rates on federal student loans from doubling for millions of Americans. Republicans and Democrats said all along they wanted a deal to happen, and so did we. It would have been arbitrary and unfair...
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is a very conservative Republican, so his report last November cannot be dismissed as the mere ravings against wealthy people by some bleeding-heart liberal Democrat. (You may recall Coburn from last September, when he made...
PolitiCalA Victorville Democrat has filed a federal lawsuit (PDF) alleging that California’s new “top-two” primary system is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Elise Brown, an African American and Democratic Party leader in San...
Tribune reporterAn internal investigation has cleared an Evanston police officer of racial profiling and other alleged misconduct related to his briefly handcuffing a 13-year-old black juvenile during a burglary investigation in August. But a related federal lawsuit...
Where there's smoke, there's ire. It was not so long ago that smoking was glamorous. Tobacco companies paid millions of dollars for "product placements" to have the most popular movie stars suck on their brands, although they shifted from Lucky Strikes...
A man and a woman seriously injured in the crash involving Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Bisard filed a federal lawsuit in the case Thursday. The attorneys for Kurt Weekly and Mary Mills filed the lawsuit in the U.S....
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The statewide smoking ban goes into effect on Sunday. As businesses prepare for the ban, there are visual signs of the change that's soon to take effect. At Tegry Bistro in Traders Point Shopping Center, a little black-and-white sticker on their door...
One of the state’s most strict smoking bans is already going up in smoke. A group of Johnson County leaders voted this week to repeal a smoking ban that covered virtually every public building in the county. The ban, which was passed last month,...
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On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights board of commissioners met Thursday in Danville to rule on discrimination complaints on behalf of the people of the state. The board routinely meets at its headquarters in Louisville. As budget allows, the...
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