An advocacy group notes a “dramatic shift” in elected officials' views on marijuana. U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr says it's time for Congress to take action on the issue.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Albuquerque crime decrease … Baltimore’s new online nudge … and “thorny” questions about marijuana legalization in New York.
The software allows the FBI to go through video surveillance footage much faster than agents can.
CenturyLink’s recent outage is being investigated by at least two states, in addition to the FCC.
Will other states follow?
In this case involving a juvenile on probation, the court found a “narrowly tailored” limit on social media use was legal for rehabilitation purposes.
ANALYSIS | Roughly half of the state could be designated as reservation land. No one’s sure what that would mean for Native inmates whose crimes occurred within those boundaries.
Package thefts aren’t a new problem for police departments, some of which are using creative tactics in order to nab “porch pirates.”
The administration wants to keep schools safe by ditching rules meant to prevent racial bias in school discipline.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Oklahoma’s unaccredited teachers … Connecticut’s new budget chief … and New Mexico’s backlog in unpaid film incentives.
While the trend isn’t universal, Brennan Center for Justice research findings “definitively reject any claims” of the nation being in a “crime wave.”
Local governments would have three years to find space for youths elsewhere, space a recent UCLA Law School report argues already exists.
The laws ranged from bans on bump stocks to allowing authorities to use "red flag" laws to temporarily disarm potentially violent people.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A giant middle finger sculpture rises in Vermont … Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee’s “clean energy smart deal” … and speeding up N.Y.’s sluggish subways.
The company addresses technology that has been criticized by civil libertarians and others.
Marijuana legalization was supposed to decrease crime—but the reality is more complicated.
Hundreds of Kīlauea lavaflow evacuees ended up at a recently built rec center on the Big Island. Now it needs to close for months of repairs.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | State capitals in transition … Denver’s proposed e-scooter rule changes … and W.Va. first responder vaccinations.
A new look at the much-debated question of whether drivers behave more recklessly around cyclists wearing helmets.
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