Alaska Lawmakers Send United Message to Feds on Legal Weed

The recent action at the State Capitol in Juneau echoes sentiments nationally about the use and regulation of cannabis.

New York’s Double-Jeopardy Loophole

The state attorney general asked the legislature to change state law so that the president or his associates could be tried in New York even if pardoned under federal law.

Cautious Optimism From Marijuana States Following Senator’s Trump Assurance

But “this president has demonstrated a willingness to go back on his word,” according to Washington state’s attorney general.

‘Unnecessary Fight’ Over Sanctuary Cities Could Cost Police Funding for Years

The U.S. Supreme Court is the quickest path to a national ruling that frees up $250 million and counting in Byrne JAG funds—possibly as soon as June 2019.

Mayors, Police Chiefs Confront State Preemption on Gun Safety

Local government officials gathered in Washington, D.C. for a public safety meeting, where they discussed active shooter event preparation and response.

The First Step to Safer Schools Is Funding Them

“There’s going to need to be more resources down the road,” according to West Palm Beach, Florida Police Chief Sarah Mooney.

New Momentum for Addiction Treatment Behind Bars

Nationwide, a quarter of heroin addicts pass through the corrections system each year. But fewer than 1 percent of the more than 5,000 U.S. prisons and jails offer access to FDA-approved medication used in treatment.

Pizza, Pad Thai and Pot: Home Delivery of Marijuana Is Legal in These States

Lawmakers states that pioneered recreational marijuana legalization have been reluctant to allow home delivery, even in an era when consumers are used to getting more items delivered.

Mass. Gov. Announces Big State Police Reforms Following Overtime Scandal

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Violent Acts in Public Places Fuel Interest in Secure Design

But an architect who designs civic buildings urges a measured response instead of creating a “ballistic cocoon.”

Justice Dept. Reaches Deal With West Palm Beach on Its ‘Welcoming City’ Resolution

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The Students Who Weren’t Just Marching for Parkland

Many of the young people who showed up for the March for Our Lives rally in Washington D.C. were concerned not just about mass shootings, but the kind of gun violence that draws fewer headlines.

Repeat Lottery Winners Raise Eyebrows in Wisconsin

The Badger State isn’t alone when it comes to people who seemingly have really good luck.

Federal Spending Bill a Boon for State and Local Law Enforcement, Opioid Programs

But sheriffs and police chiefs want requirements put in place that will prevent states from siphoning off much-needed funds, especially for treatment.

A Spree of Violence Can Shake a Community's Worldview

The “continuous trauma” of a drawn-out event like the Austin bombings is different than a one-time disaster.

Major Changes for LAPD Body Camera Transparency Policies

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Austin Police Chief Has Message for Bomber

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