Casino Workers Seethe as Smoking Ban Bill Is Delayed Yet Again in New Jersey Legislature

[ad_1] TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill to end smoking in Atlantic City’s casinos that appeared headed for its first vote Thursday was delayed yet again when Democratic lawmakers said they did not have enough votes to advance it. They also said they would listen to alternatives proposed by the casino industry including enclosed smoking … Read more

Memorial Planned for Kansas Police Dog That Was Strangled After Chasing Suspect Into Storm Drain

[ad_1] WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police dog that authorities allege was strangled after chasing a suspect into a storm drain will be remembered next week in livestreamed memorial service. The service for Bane, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois that the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office used in high-risk situations, is Wednesday. The Wichita man accused … Read more

Kansas Oil Refinery Agrees to $23 Million in Penalties for Violating Federal Air Pollution Law

[ad_1] COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas refinery has agreed to pay more than $23 million for violating the federal Clean Air Act and breaching a 2012 settlement for earlier pollution problems, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. The federal agencies said the violations by Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing and … Read more

Kansas School Forced 8-Year-Old Native American Boy to Cut His Hair, ACLU Says

[ad_1] MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas grade school forced an 8-year-old Native American boy to cut off his hair after he grew it out for cultural reasons, the American Civil Liberties Union said. In a letter sent Friday, the ACLU demanded that the Girard School District rescind a policy at the elementary school that … Read more