3 More States Legalize Marijuana at Midterms

Michigan, Missouri, and Utah all added their names to the list of states that have legalized marijuana, to some degree. While Missouri and Utah approved initiatives to allow medical marijuana, Michigan became the first Midwest state to legalize recreational marijuana use. Not only that, but more local decriminalization measures were successful as well. Here’s a …

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California Will Raise Rifle, Shotgun-Buying Age to 21

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill raising the minimum age to buy rifles and shotguns in the state to 21. The new law brings statutes regulating those firearms in line with state restrictions on handguns, which are also limited to those over 21. Brown also signed other legislation that imposing a lifetime …

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Washington Becomes the Latest State to Abolish the Death Penalty

Washington became the latest state to outlaw the death penalty in the Washington Supreme Court ruling of State v Gregory, in furtherance of Governor Jay Inslee’s vow in 2014 to never have another execution while he was in office. The vote was unanimous, with five justices citing that the “death penalty is invalid because it …

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What’s the Penalty for Illegal Dumping?

Recycling is a good thing. But people taking advantage of recycling centers to dump things like old furniture, used mattresses, and leftover paint and chemicals can ruin recycling for everyone, as Greensboro, South Carolina is learning. The city already temporarily closed one popular recycling drop-off location due to illegal dumping, and may close more if …

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