City ordinance would get homeless people off of sidewalks in Knoxville, Tennessee.Read more »
Public health officials in Columbia have asked an ice cream shop to cool it with the cicada-flavored ice cream that customers apparently can't get enough of.Read more »
Good Samaritan fined for helping after a tornado for not having a license.Read more »
State lawmakers in country music's capital have passed a groundbreaking measure that would make it a crime to use a friend's login even with permission to listen to songs or watch movies from services such as Netflix or Rhapsody.Read more »
The Texas Legislature bows to a Federal Government threat to shut down air travel if Texas criminalizes the touching of peoples genitals by TSA workers at airports.Read more »
For now, it appears that the U.S. Attorney’s threat has realized its goal; the sponsor of the Texas bill has decided to concede defeat in this battle, but remains committed to fighting the war. “I will pull HB 1937 down, but I will stand for liberty in the state of Texas,” said Senator Dan Patrick, the bill’s sponsor. As such, as of right now, the bill has diedRead more »
But now, selling a few hundred rabbits over two years has provoked the heavy hand of the federal government to the tune of a $90,643 fine. The fine was levied more than a year after authorities contacted family members, prompting them to immediately halt their part-time business and liquidate their equipment.Read more »
The Money Transmission Act that was passed in California will take hold in 50 days, legislation that was designed to kill innovation.Read more »
LIMA (AFP) – The city of Lima plans to declare the Peruvian capital a "GMO-free zone" after a controversial government decree that critics fear will see the country flooded with genetically modified organisms.
Several municipalities in addition to Lima -- a city of more than eight million inhabitants -- as well as agricultural groups, agronomists and doctors have denounced the decree, which was published earlier this month.
Deputy Mayor Eduardo Zegarra said he hopes the GMO-free ordinance will be approved "as quickly as possible" by Lima's new socialist administration.Read more »
A yearlong sting operation, including aliases, a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and surreptitious purchases from an Amish farm in Pennsylvania, culminated in the federal government announcing this week that it has gone to court to stop Rainbow Acres Farm from selling its contraband to willing customers in the Washington area.The product in question: unpasteurized milk.Read more »
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