Stories tagged: ban
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019
Facebook has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and others from its main service and from Instagram, saying they violated the company’s ban against hate and violence.
UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019
Kansas’ highest court ruled for the first time Friday that the state constitution protects abortion rights and blocked a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second trimester method for ending pregnancies.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019
The government of New Zealand announced a ban on “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines Thursday, just a week after such weapons were used in attacks on two mosques in …
Fri., March 8, 2019
Georgia and Tennessee joined a string of states moving to enact tough abortion restrictions when Republican House lawmakers passed bans on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws.
Mon., July 23, 2018
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
After 10 years since it was first introduced, Seattle’s ban on plastic straws and utensils is now in effect.
Mon., June 11, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Montana counties are starting to ban indoor vaping under the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act.
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
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
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
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 …