Stories tagged: ban
Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
The Trump administration can go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender men and women while court challenges continue, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018, 5:09 p.m.
The Trump administration Tuesday banned bump stocks, the firearm attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns and were used during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 8:46 a.m.
An estimated 9 percent of Whitworth University’s students smoke, vape or chew tobacco. Starting Jan. 1, they’ll have to take the habit off-campus.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 11 a.m.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Sean Hutchison, the swim coach who stands accused of sexual abuse by Federal Way native and Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith, has been banned from the sport for life by …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Mayor Jenny Durkan banned scooters, citing safety concerns, noting a Washington Post report that scooter-related emergency room visits have spiked in cities after scooter shares come to town.
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
For the first time, Disneyland will break its prohibition on alcohol and begin selling drinks to the general public, the California theme park recently announced.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny …
Mon., Aug. 6, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
Pit bull terrier friends and foes may soon have a final answer on whether the dogs can live within Yakima city limits.
Tue., July 24, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws.
Mon., July 23, 2018, 10:01 a.m.
Calls to ban Donald Trump from Twitter are at least as old as his presidency. But it’s not going to happen, at least not while he’s in office.
Mon., July 2, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
After 10 years since it was first introduced, Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils is now in effect.
Mon., June 11, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay …
Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Denmark joined some other European countries in deciding Thursday to ban garments that cover the face, including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa.
UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 9:19 p.m.
A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, certain …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its two billion users.
Tue., March 20, 2018, 9 a.m.
The nation’s most restrictive abortion law is headed for a showdown before a federal judge only hours after it was signed by Mississippi’s governor.
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
The Trump administration on Monday banned all use by Americans of Venezuelan cryptocurrency, saying that its introduction is intended to skirt U.S. sanctions.
Mon., March 19, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
A group backed by the soda industry is seeking to bar cities and counties in Washington state from imposing their own taxes on sodas or other sweetened beverages through a …
Thu., March 15, 2018, 8:59 a.m.
Pakistani lawmakers in a provincial assembly voted in favor of a recommendation to ban dance parties at schools and other educational institutions, saying they promote Western culture, officials said Thursday. …
Mon., March 12, 2018, 12:19 p.m.
Three people who were arrested while protesting the slaughter of bison near Yellowstone National Park have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and are banned from the park for 5 years.
Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Justice Department officials are forging ahead with plans to ban rapid-fire bump stocks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday – a move that would likely set the stage for long …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Icelandic lawmakers are considering a law that would ban the circumcision of boys for non-medical reasons, making it the first European country to do so.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump has ordered his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stocks like the ones used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre– but officials aren’t sure they can.
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
South Dakota lawmakers will consider banning public school teaching on gender identity in elementary and middle schools, a push that critics say targets transgender students in the same way some …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 helped inspire the Florida Senate to unanimously pass a bill Wednesday that would end child marriage in …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
The Senate has rejected legislation designed to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.