Politics

The FCC Wants Your Broadband Horror Stories: You Know What to Do

Chao Liu - EFF - Creative Commons (EFF) - At long last, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking for your broadband experiences. When you submit your experiences here, you will let the FCC know...

Kentucky Senate passes bill that would make it a crime to insult or taunt police

(The AEGIS Alliance) - It may end up being a criminal offense to insult or taunt a law enforcement officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed through the state Senate on Thursday. The legislation...

To Hold the Government Accountable, We Need to Know What It’s Doing. That’s Why We’re Tracking PPP Data.

by Jeremy Kutner - ProPublica - Creative Commons - ProPublica Newsletter (ProPublica) - This column was originally published in Not Shutting Up, a newsletter about the issues facing journalism and democracy. Sign up for it here. On...

California bill looks to eradicate boys and girls toy sections

(The AEGIS Alliance) - California legislators want to tear down barriers in the toy sections of retail stores with a brand-new bill. The bill intends to forbid outlet stores with a minimum of 500 staffers...

Kentucky bill would make it a crime to insult a police officer

(The AEGIS Alliance) - A bill moving through Kentucky's Senate would make it a criminal offense to disrespect, insult, or taunt a law enforcement officer while there is a riot. Supporters state the bill targets...

Myanmar police use water cannon, rubber bullets in bid to quash growing anti-coup protests

(The AEGIS Alliance) - YANGON, MYANMAR - Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-coup protesters in Myanmar on Tuesday as demonstrators across the country defied a military ban on rallies. Protests...

French government seeks to set age for sexual consent at 15

(The AEGIS Alliance) - PARIS, FRANCE - France’s government wants to make the age of sexual consent 15-years-old  and make it easier to punish older cases of child sex abuse, amid rising public pressure...

South Dakota Judge Overturns Will of the Voters, Rejects Voter-Approved Amendment Legalizing Marijuana

(The AEGIS Alliance) - PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA - On Monday, a South Dakota judge struck down a voter-approved constitutional amendment that legalized recreational marijuana after Governor Kristi Noem’s administration challenged it. Circuit Judge Christina Klinger ruled...
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