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Democrat governor to pardon son convicted of felony

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he plans to pardon his son's felony marijuana conviction, arguing he deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders. Beebe spokesman Matt DeCample sa ...

California: Condoms for prisoners

A recently passed law in California makes condoms available to inmates in the state's prison system. Assembly Bill 966 was signed into law this September by Gov. Jerry Brown. Also known as the Prisoner Protections for Family and Community Health Act, ...

Seattle changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

While the rest of the country is celebrating Columbus Day on Monday, Seattle will be holding its first Indigenous Peoples' Day. The city council voted unanimously to make the change. It will have little practical effect since Columbus Day is not an o ...

Rahm Emanuel: Decriminalize Marijuana

[caption id="attachment_31177" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on Illinois state lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana possession in ilthe state or at least reduce the penalty for possession ...

Berkeley mandates free medical marijuana for low-income

The city of Berkeley has mandated marijuana dispensaries donate at least 2 percent of their inventory to low-income patients, effectively offering free medical marijuana to the city's under-privileged. Passed in July, the measure requires medical mar ...

Colorado struggles with marijuana supply

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's pot regulators are trying to make sure the state's marijuana growers aren't producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it's not legal. But a new set of marijua ...

2 California counties ask to form separate state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal. Modoc and Siskiyo ...

Democrat law giving illegal aliens driver's licenses takes effect today

[caption id="attachment_11501" align="alignright" width="300"] Gov. Hickenlooper signs driver's license bill for illegal aliens. [/caption]DENVER (AP) -- Thousands of immigrants have signed up to take advantage of a Colorado law that allows them to g ...

Bumpy road ahead for Washington potheads

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition. He's paid tens of thousands of dollars in rent on possible locations for a pot-shop chain, hired lawyers ...

Conyers wants taxpayers to pay overdue water bills for Detroiters

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. John Conyers wants President Barack Obama to sanction use of an earlier multimillion-dollar award to Michigan to help pay delinquent water bills of low-income residents threatened by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department's ...


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