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Elaine S. Povich

Tech & Data

Tech Giants Fight Digital Right-to-Repair Bills

The measures would require manufacturers to supply parts to independent repair shops.

Management

Fur Clothing Bans Advance in More Cities and States

While animal welfare activists say fur is cruel, U.S. sales have grown.

Public Safety

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.

Management

Real ID, Real Problems: States Cope With Changing Rules, Late Rollouts

Miscommunication between states and the feds have led to hassles for drivers in many states trying to get Real IDs.

Management

As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust

How does hate today relate to the Holocaust? Students in many states can learn.

Infrastructure

The Cost of That Toll? Depends on Your E-ZPass

The cost of your highway tolls depends on if you bought your electronic pass in-state or out.

Management

Out of Order: Schools Quash Delivery Food Trend

Citing security and nuisance concerns, school districts from California to Delaware are cracking down on students ordering up lunch on UberEats or other apps.

Finance

States Are Allowing Bank Accounts to Link Savings to Prizes. Customers Aren't Biting.

The idea is to encourage people to build up their savings by enrolling them in lotteries to win prizes. But that hasn't necessarily drawn people to sign up.

Management

These State Lawmakers Want College Athletes to Get Paid

College athletes get scholarships but can’t earn money for endorsements.

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Management

Unpaid Court Fines, Fees Can Get Your Water Shut Off

Critics say it unfairly punishes the poor when local governments or states withhold utilities or other services for unpaid fines and fees. But officials counter that can be necessary to make sure that people pay their bills.

Finance

Where Unpaid Water Bills Can Mean Losing a Home

Some cities slap liens on homes for unpaid bills, then sell those liens to the highest bidder.

Management

‘Fake Meat’ Battle Spreads to More States

All of the bills are aimed at the same purpose—keeping non-meat products from being viewed and purchased as beef.

Management

Clergy Child Abuse Reporting Laws Uneven, Leave Loopholes

What happens when priests or other clergy learn of child abuse during confession or other “clergy-penitent privilege" situations?

Management

States Are Crafting Laws to Help Determine Pet Custody in Messy Divorces

Lawmakers are looking at a California law that just went into effect this month.

Management

Regional Rivalries Arise in Dash for Sports Gambling Cash

Seven states have kicked off sports betting since a Supreme Court decision essentially making it legal.

Management

More States Consider Restrictions On What Can Be Called Meat

Missouri passed a law banning food labels like "veggie burgers." Although that is being challenged in court, ranchers in other states are pushing for similar legislation.