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  • Baltimore City Council to consider banning marijuana testing of candidates for many city government jobs

    The chairwoman of the Baltimore City Council’s labor committee wants to stop testing candidates for many city jobs for marijuana use. Democratic Councilwoman Shannon Sneed introduced a bill to ban such screening. She said Monday that the city should consider marijuana use more like alcohol use

    www.baltimoresun.com
  • Pointless CBD Bans Are Spreading Like, Well, CBD

    Last month, Washington State regulators announced they were banning the sale of foods containing CBD—short for cannabidiol—an active ingredient in cannabis. "Recent federal and state legislative changes regarding hemp have generated many questions about cannabinoid extracts, like CBD, and whether or not they may be used as ingredients in food products," the Washington State Dept. of Agriculture announced. "To be clear, CBD is not currently allowed as a food ingredient, under federal and state...

    Reason.com
  • Illinois' Financial Decay Spreads To Cities Across The State

    Authored by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner via WirePoints.org, Illinois’ finances aren’t just decaying at the top, they’re falling apart everywhere. The state’s one-size-fits-all pension laws and overly generous benefits have left many cities suffocating under impossible pension debts as their populations shrink, tax burdens jump and resident incomes stagnate.  Without an amendment to the Illinois Constitution’s pension protection clause – and subsequent pension reforms – expect many cities...

    Zero Hedge
  • Looting, violence spread in South Africa's major cities

    Looting and violence spread across several neighborhoods in South Africa's major cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg after a spate of overnight attacks that appeared to target foreign-owned shops

    ABC News
  • How the government is using Siri and Alexa to stop the spread of Census misinformation

    As the United States government gears up for its 2020 census, it's working closely with large tech companies to get ahead of potential malicious campaigns looking to exploit their platforms to deter people, including minorities, from taking part in the once-a-decade event. The Census Bureau is going so far as to consider how voice assistants, such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, could be used to spread misinformation.

    CNN
  • Government uses Siri, Alexa to stop spread of census misinformation

    As the United States government gears up for its 2020 census, it's working closely with large tech companies to get ahead of potential malicious campaigns looking to exploit their platforms to deter people, including minorities, from taking part in the once-a-decade event. The Census Bureau is going so far as to consider how voice assistants, such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, could be used to spread misinformation. An accurate census count is crucial, as it determines how congressional...

    WPLG
  • Looting, violence spread in South Africa’s major cities

    Looting and violence spread across several neighborhoods in South Africa’s major cities of Pretoria and Johannesburg after a spate of overnight attacks that appeared to target foreign-owned shops

    www.washingtonpost.com