Virginia legislators seek to curb distracted driving
Politics / Virginia

Virginia legislators seek to curb distracted driving

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of Democrats and Republicans called Tuesday for new laws to discourage Virginia motorists from using their cellphones while driving. The legislators unveiled several bills targeting “distracted driving,” which they said caused thousands of traffic accidents and killed 175 people in the state last year. HB 1834, sponsored by Del. … Continue reading

Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis
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Michigan lawmakers approve $28M more for Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers directed another $28 million on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 to address Flint’s lead-contaminated water supply, allocating money for bottled water, medical assessments and other costs for the financially struggling city. The quick and unanimous approval by the House and Senate came just over a week after the funding was … Continue reading

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security
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After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated … Continue reading

Ohio votes down legalizing pot for medical, recreational use
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Ohio votes down legalizing pot for medical, recreational use

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal Tuesday that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana in a single stroke — a vote-getting strategy that was being watched as a potential test case for the nation. Failure of the proposed state constitutional amendment followed an expensive campaign, a legal fight over … Continue reading