Common Sense

In Some US Cities, There Are Over Ten Times More Parking Spaces Than Households

A new report reveals Americans’ addiction to convenient parking at the expense of affordable housing.<p>If you’ve ever been to a city council meeting, you know that people love to complain about a lack of parking. People want to be able to store their cars as close as humanly possible to the front …

Urban Design

The Trump Administration Caves on Plastic Guns

A rare event occurred on Capitol Hill at the end of 2013: Republicans and Democrats agreed on a sensible, if modest, measure to continue regulating guns made from plastic. Now the Trump administration seems to be taking aim at even that.<p>The Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, first signed into law …

Opinion

Protect Workers From Extreme Heat, Advocates Urge OSHA

A broad coalition of worker advocacy, public health and environmental groups on Tuesday called on the federal Occupational Safety and Health …

Obama Administration

Eighth Grade’s R rating deters actual 8th graders from seeing it. What a shame.

The MPAA ratings system and its very specific hangups are keeping teens away from the movies they need most.<p>You’ve got to be in at least 11th grade if you want to buy a ticket to <i>Eighth Grade</i>.<p>Bo Burnham’s new coming-of-age comedy began its theatrical run this past weekend, but prospective moviegoers …

Culture

Former coal lobbyist visits major fracking company in Pennsylvania on first trip as EPA chief

Natural gas company has poor environmental record.<p>Western Pennsylvania has become a popular destination for the heads of President Donald Trump’s …

Environmentalism

Trump Kills Regulation That Would Have Shed Light On Union-Busting By Employers

The "persuader rule," championed by unions and the Obama administration, is officially dead.<p>The Trump administration has officially killed a regulation that would have required employers to publicly disclose more information about the union-busting consultants they hire.<p>The Labor Department has …

Donald Trump

EDITORIAL: Governor, please don't veto Illinois' best bet to limit gun violence

Illinois got a little safer this week as Gov. Bruce Rauner signed two bills to reduce gun violence. We’re glad the governor took a stand in favor of …

Guns

Four terrifying SF ‘hill bombs’ popular with skaters

Please don’t do this<p>Skateboarding appears more popular today than ever before in San Francisco, as evidenced by the many whippersnappers using skateboards as style accessories or to reclaim their youth. But only a select subpopulation actually use decks for transportation (see motorized boards …

San Francisco

Greeley-based meatpacker JBS called on to end abuse of pigs following undercover investigation of supplier

Activists opposed to animal cruelty are calling on Greeley-based meat processing giant JBS USA to stamp out what they deem abusive practices in the …

Agriculture

Don’t hold your breath, Airthinx wants to analyze the air we breathe

If you think the air outside is bad, wait to you see what wer’re sucking in indoors<p>The air has not always been my friend.<p>When I was 15, tiny …

Air Quality

Margalit Like dies; longtime environmental activist was 92

When longtime environmental activist Irving Like was crafting strategies to block construction of a highway on Fire Island and later the Shoreham …

Long Island

With Successful Strikes Behind Them, Teachers Are Now Running for Office

—Brandi Simons/Education Week<p>Thousands of angry teachers across the country walked out of their classrooms this spring to protest low wages, cuts to …

Education

Flooding is the most common natural disaster across the nation — insurance is making it worse

For 50 years, the National Flood Insurance Program has subsidized risky development in floodplains. This has put people in harm’s way and run up more …

Flood Insurance

Should CMS Push ACOs Into Two-Sided Risk?: Part I

The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), now in its sixth full performance year, is at a significant crossroads. In creating the MSSP, Congress …

Health Care

Trump-Putin summit + initiatives + rent control + Sen. Feinstein

<i>Welcome to The Take, your opinion-politics newsletter, produced by The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board. Please sign up for it here and tell your</i> …

Donald Trump

Bogus POTUS SCOTUS Notice

Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, is far to the right of most Americans on just about every issue.<p><b>Bogus POTUS SCOTUS</b> …

Donald Trump

Win for Public Right to Know: Court Vacates Injunction Against Publishing the Law

Industry Groups Want to Control Access to Legal Rules and RegulationsSan Francisco – A federal appeals court today ruled that industry groups cannot …

Judiciary

Bipartisan group introduces retirement savings legislation in Senate

A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday introduced a package of bills designed to make it easier for Americans to save for retirement.<p>The four …

Retirement

Fire Season in Colorado: What You Need to Know and What You Can Do to Help

As of Tuesday July 10, 2018, there are <b>14</b> fires burning over <b>191,000</b> acres in Colorado. Over half of that is from a single, human-caused fire. At least …

Forests

Statement from the Press Secretary on S. 488, the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018

President Donald J. Trump commends the House of Representatives for passing S. 488, the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018. This bill would …

Donald Trump

Plan to legally protect oyster farmers is revived in Suffolk County

A virtually dead proposal to legally protect East End oyster farmers by quadrupling Suffolk's agriculture districts by adding 104,000 underwater …

Long Island

Conservatives cheer IRS rule change shielding donor lists from disclosure

Conservatives on Tuesday hailed a move by the IRS to stop requiring certain tax-exempt groups, including politically active organizations such as the …

Taxes

The fur continues to fly: Animals on airline flights? DOT flooded with comments

WASHINGTON – David Green says his 6-pound Chihuahua is a “walking medicine bottle” that calms his anxiety and depression while traveling.<p>Green, of …

Disability

Worst States For Cybersecurity

Your data is under constant attack from hackers. Unless you take steps to protect your personal and account information, you're at a high risk for …

Identity Theft

Are You at Risk for a Wealth Shock That Could Kill You?

A financial shock is as dangerous as a heart disease diagnosis. The best medicine? Prevention.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Middle-aged Americans who experience a major financial blow are 50 percent more likely to die early than those who don’t, according to …

Finance

Left And Their Biased Media Allies Confused That Trump's Popularity Grows

"Nothing is working!!!"<p>If you listen closely, you can hear that primal scream of panic coming the editorial offices of The New York Times, The …

Donald Trump

Court Orders Kentucky To Clean Up Its Act: No More Ineligible Voters

7:12 PM 07/16/2018<p>A federal judge ordered the state of Kentucky to clean up its voter registration list in order to abide by the National Voter …

Conservative View

How to stay comfortable at the beach when you have your period

Hot summer weather often means dreamy days at the beach. But the beach can turn into a nightmare when you have your period. Before you write off an …

Swimwear

Weathering menopause

Menopause is a little like the weather. Often, when a storm is predicted, no one knows when it’s actually coming or what form it will take. And once …

Women's Health

Stevenson: OHIP+ changes the right prescription

<b>By Helen Stevenson</b>What is the best way to make sure all Ontarians get the medicine they need? This is an oft-asked and much-debated question that …

Health Care