Is This War on the Homeless, or Handling Public Safety Concerns in the Twin-cities
Homeless camp in Johnson City, TennesseeJohn Dabbs/Photographer. The "twin-cities" are dealing with blowback from a new Tennessee law that went into effect on July 1, 2022 making it illegal to camp on Tennessee public property. The law makes it a class-E felony for anyone camping on state property not expressly designated as a camping area. As the law went into effect the Virginia side of Bristol is grappling with more homeless.
Somerville City Council passes ordinance protecting those seeking gender-affirming care
Somerville City Hall is pictured on March 12.Nicole Garay / The Tufts Daily. The Somerville City Council unanimously passed an ordinance protecting the rights of individuals seeking gender-affirming care on June 9. The ordinance prohibits City of Somerville law enforcement from helping to enforce laws e.
Pennsylvania lawmakers approve bill restricting fireworks
Pennsylvania could soon place new restrictions on fireworks. Fireworks lighting up the night sky on holidays and special occasions has become a familiar sight in Pennsylvania over the past few years.
Opinion: County Animal Cruelty Laws Require Forward Thinking
Sullivan Commissioner Mark Vance was on the right track when he introduced a resolution to allow people to call and report animal abuse, and spelling out some of the requirements. Even though the resolution failed, amid criticisms, there is room for improvement and stipulations regarding the responsibilities and allocation of resources and arranging to fund the program.
Panel Discussion Criminal Justice Reform Through Cannabis
Panel Discussion Criminal Justice Reform Through Cannabis. Monday, March 21, 2002, 6:00 pm Wolfcreek Library, 3100 Enon Road 30331. The event is being hosted by Bevie Stitch and Dr. Mark Baker.