Stories tagged: laws
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 27, 2019
Monday marks 100 years since Congress passed the 18th Amendment that started Prohibition, which banned the production, import, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019
In front of more than 100 people on Tuesday, Cynthia Hamilton, Women’s March and Indivisible organizer, told the story of her abortion.
UPDATED: Mon., April 29, 2019
Officials are pointing to new federal regulations that they say will stop the proliferation of “spoofing,” where caller ID displays the wrong local information about the source of a phone …
Wed., Aug. 15, 2018
In 1991, activists rallied behind a law protecting abortion access in Washington. Their goal? To limit the reach of attacks on Roe v. Wade in an abortion-hostile political climate marked …
Mon., May 7, 2018
The Spokane City Council is scheduled to consider Monday a suite of laws that will alter how the enforcement arm of the city’s Parks Department may respond to people staying …
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
The changes also affect yard and garage sale signs, real estate signs, and prevents billboards from being moved into areas of town were lots of people walk.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Archaic laws that are a holdover from a time when people fought in duels a la Alexander Hamilton and rode horses on highways would be struck from the books in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018
A new set of laws would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups assisting illegal migration which receive foreign funding, Hungary’s government said Wednesday.
Mon., Dec. 18, 2017
Hundreds of Romanian judges and prosecutors protested around the country on Monday over planned modifications to the legal system they say will hamper prosecutions.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. B&O tax bashed, Sept. 19, 1959
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017
Minors who enter the U.S. without permission must be given a court hearing to determine whether they can be released, a federal appeals court panel decided unanimously Wednesday.
Thu., June 22, 2017
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government’s ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017
Congress is scheduled to vote on a $1 trillion spending package this week that will keep in place a restriction on the Justice Department from using its share to go …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly offered a strong defense Tuesday of the Trump administration’s actions falling under the department’s umbrella, challenging lawmakers who don’t like its enforcement actions to …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017
Tenants could not be discriminated against for accepting housing vouchers under a new human rights legislative package the City Council will consider later this month, which also addresses government surveillance, …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017
A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017
Texas election officials have acknowledged that hundreds of people were allowed to bypass the state’s toughest-in-the-nation voter ID law and improperly cast ballots in the November presidential election by signing …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017
Gov. Jay Inslee and state lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation that would force people to store their guns safely and would fix what some call a loophole in the …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016
Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
Denver has approved a first-in-the-nation law allowing people to use marijuana in bars, restaurants and other public spaces, such as art galleries or yoga studios.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016
Reform of marijuana laws won in eight of the nine states where it was put on the ballot, the strongest signal to date that the public is ready to embrace …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
A California-based tribe’s recent loss at the National Labor Relations Board could reignite interest in controversial legislation affecting Indian casinos and union workers nationwide.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
The Pullman City Council adopted new marijuana business regulations Tuesday night with hardly any discussion.
Thu., July 28, 2016
GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.
Thu., June 30, 2016
Spurred by outrage over recent mass shootings, California lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a sweeping package of gun control bills, including a ban on the sale of semi-automatic …
Thu., June 30, 2016
A Washington state appeals court has ruled cities must provide safe roadways for all traffic, including bicycles.
Thu., June 30, 2016
Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge.
Mon., April 18, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether tribal convictions for domestic violence can count as previous convictions under federal law if the defendant didn’t have …
Thu., April 14, 2016
The Pullman Planning Commission appeared to reach a consensus Wednesday night that the city should follow the state’s lead and make many more areas of the city open to marijuana …
Tue., March 15, 2016
The Yakima City Council will consider lifting its ban on marijuana businesses in May.