Colleen Curry

politics

India Is Pissed About the US Now Charging More Money for Guest Worker Visas

Americans in Silicon Valley who have lost their jobs to Indian workers say new fees are the least the US can do to stop companies from importing foreigners.
Colleen Curry
4.2.16
Crime & Drugs

California Lawsuit Accuses Middle-Aged Surfers of Being a Violent Criminal Gang

The Lunada Bay Boys have a history of harassing non-locals who try to visit Lunada Bay. Now a federal class-action lawsuit charges that the group is a gang protecting its turf, and claims the police won't do anything about it.
Colleen Curry
3.31.16
Business

Boeing Is Cutting Jobs, but Washington State Is Still on the Hook for $9 Billion in Tax Breaks

Washington lawmakers who guaranteed tax breaks for Boeing if it promised to build its new jets in the state and keep thousands employed are unhappy with news that 4,000 or more jobs could be cut.
Colleen Curry
3.30.16
politics

Missouri's Legislature Has Teed Up More Than a Dozen Anti-Abortion Bills So Far This Year

Missouri lawmakers are working to restrict access to abortion with state-level laws whose fate could eventually be determined by the late Justice Antonin Scalia's replacement on the US Supreme Court.
Colleen Curry
3.25.16
environment

Sweden Wants to Close Its Borders — To Maine Lobsters

Sweden says the American lobster threatens native types and is seeking to ban it under an EU invasive species regulation.
Colleen Curry
3.24.16
asia & pacific

Christians and Muslims Face More Persecution by Hindu Extremists in India, Groups Say

Christian churches have been attacked and Muslims have been murdered over their consumption of beef by a "fringe" group of Hindu extremists who want India to be governed by Hindu laws.
Colleen Curry
3.17.16
americas

Federal Judge Says Filming Police Is Not a Constitutional Right, Prompting Appeal

The ruling comes as cellphones have proliferated and more attention has been paid to police interactions with citizens, and may eventually lead to an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Colleen Curry
3.4.16
Crime & Drugs

A Federal Judge Just Launched the First De-Radicalization Program for Terrorism Suspects in the US

A US District Court judge contracted a German firm to conduct evaluations of four Minnesota residents who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to support the Islamic State.
Colleen Curry
3.4.16
politics

South Dakota Governor Vetoes Transgender Bathroom Restriction Bill

Ahead of his decision, Gov. Dennis Daugaard heard the concerns of transgender students about a bill banning them from using restrooms and locker rooms that matched their gender identities.
Colleen Curry
3.2.16
Crime & Drugs

Pot Tourists in Colorado Are Getting Too High and Ending Up in the ER

The state's public health department is now looking at ways to help educate visitors about potential side-effects and dosage at the point-of-sale retail locations.
Colleen Curry
2.25.16
Crime & Drugs

Police Are Using More Body Cameras, and State Lawmakers Are Trying to Catch Up

How do states reconcile the wearing of body cameras with already-existing laws, like one in Pennsylvania, that prohibit recording inside a citizen's home? When should the camera record, and when should the public have access to footage?
Colleen Curry
2.25.16
Crime & Drugs

A Food Stamp Fraud Case Could Bring Down a Polygamous Sect of the Mormon Church

Federal prosecutors have indicted 11 top leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on charges of money laundering and fraud.
Colleen Curry
2.24.16
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