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  • Virginia city snubs cry to declare it a gun rights sanctuary

    Officials of a Virginia city have rebuffed pleas by gun advocates asking it to declare the city a so-called ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’

    ABC News
  • Virginia city snubs cry to declare it a gun rights sanctuary

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Officials of a Virginia city have rebuffed pleas by gun advocates asking it to declare the city a so-called “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” Roanoke Mayor Sherman Lea on Monday announced at a packed city council meeting that he sees no benefit in validating what the U.S. Constitution

    The Washington Times
  • City Council’s Ethics Committee poised to approve lobbying ban

    Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), a former federal prosecutor now chairing the City Council’s Ethics Committee, says she wants to end the days of, “You scratch my back. I’ll scratch yours” created by “cross lobbying.” | Fran Spielman/Chicago Sun-Times Ethics Committee Chairman Michele Smith says “cross-lobbying” can lead to a “corrupt system.” The days of “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back” are about to come to a screeching halt — at least when it comes to City Hall lobbying. The City...

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • New York City Council passes ban on flavored vape products

    A ban on flavored vaping in New York City is set to go into effect June 1 after the City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of it on Tuesday. “We are acting to save our kids by banning the e-cigarette flavors that have been hooking them for years,” said the bill’s prime sponsor, Councilman Mark

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  • Texas city council looking to purchase for-sale motels to turn into homeless shelters

    AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas city council is looking to purchase motels to turn into homeless shelters. According to KEYE, Austin City Council approved the purchase of a Roadway Inn about two weeks ago.  The city plans to convert the motel into a homeless shelter. Now the city is looking for more for-sale motels to potentially buy and do the same too. “All motels for sale within the City of Austin jurisdictional boundaries will be pursued and screened,” the city [

    fox8.com
  • NYC city council votes to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes

    New York City is set to become the largest city in the US to ban non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes. The city council voted 42-2 to ban them, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will sign the bill or let it pass into law, according to his deputy press secretary.

    Engadget
  • Honolulu City Council passes ban on single-use plastics in 7-2 vote

    The Honolulu City Council today voted 7-2 to pass a bill that would bar the distribution of single-use plastic plates, bowls, and other foodware and serviceware in Oahu restaurants by 2022.

    Honolulu Star-Advertiser