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Despite a slowdown in hiring, economists say the labor market is on solid ground with growing payrolls and a low unemployment rate.

by Kevin Lessmiller

Aside from how military-trained personnel will run tourism hospitality services, the initiatives beg the question: will tourists even want to avail themselves of such resources?

by Cody Copeland

A recent poll showed Propositions 26 and 27, statewide ballot measures which would legalize sports betting in different ways, likely headed to defeat in November.

by Hillel Aron

The awards served to shine a light on the dictatorial nature of the post-Soviet regimes led by Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin.

by Cain Burdeau

Column

I didn’t mean to alarm my sister. It’s that damn technology …

by Robert Kahn

Courts & the Law

The Supreme Court will decide if California voters can have humanely raised pork or if the new law causes too much chaos outside state lines.

by Kelsey Reichmann

A U.S. Capitol Police special agent testified that he noticed Stewart Rhodes wearing a now-expired congressional badge while speaking at a rally ahead of the Capitol riot.

by Emily Zantow

Election security proponents say a software company's lawsuit accusing them of hacking should be dismissed because the company insists there is no evidence of any breach of its computer systems.

by Cameron Langford

The churches had openly flouted Santa Clara County's restrictions on religious gatherings and mask mandate — and face millions in fines as a result.

by Natalie Hanson

The state outlined its case for murder charges against the suspect, who continued his disruptive, difficult approach to self-representation in his trial’s third day.

by Joe Kelly

Podcast

Six days in, the government is still struggling to prove that the alliance is harming consumers.

by Thomas F. Harrison

Bryant LeRay Henderson faces up to 20 years in federal prison for his high-tech efforts to provide contraband to a prisoner.

by David Lee

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An attorney for Spacey used air quotes to describe Rapp as a “victim,” and scoffed at the MeToo movement philosophy of accepting accusers’ stories at face value.

by Nina Pullano

A cleanup of the abandoned nuclear power and rocket engine testing site was first promised in 2007. A new plan, activists say, doesn't go far enough.

by Hillel Aron

Private prison provider GEO Group tried to persuade a skeptical Ninth Circuit panel that paying immigrant detainees more than $1 a day to work would violate federal law.

by Alanna Madden

John Horgan, the premier of British Columbia, said the effects of climate change are more pronounced on the West Coast than anywhere.

by Natalie Hanson

Environmentalists have been petitioning and fighting the federal government since 1994 to get the fish protection under the Endangered Species Act.

by Edvard Pettersson

The president announced big changes to federal cannabis policy, including pardons for federal possession offenses and a review of the drug’s legal classification.

by Joe Dodson

Leading up to the election on November 8, the two gubernatorial candidates traded blows over crime and taxes.

by Dave Byrnes

The emerging platforms have gained traction with those who have been banned or censored by mainstream social media sites, especially among Republicans and Trump supporters.

by Megan Butler

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Rulings

by Daniel Conrad

A Wisconsin federal judge dismissed a taxpayers association’s challenge to President Joe Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan for lack of standing. The Supreme Court has repeatedly rejected taxpayer standing: just because the litigant represents taxpayers does not mean it can challenge a costly government expenditure.

A West Virginia federal judge ordered a mining operator to cease its further plans to conduct surface mining at the Buck Fork Mine, where some spoil material from the mining will be used in the reclamation of another mine, Hewitt Creek No. 1. The judge, and not a special master, will resolve a dispute over the reclamation plan.

The Arkansas Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s discovery judgment in this legal “malpractice case within a malpractice case within a trust and guardianship case”; the suit is brought by a son who filed legal malpractice claims against his attorneys after they did not timely disclose expert witnesses while accusing another firm of malpractice for not winning the man a judgment declaring his mother mentally incapacitated.

A California appeals court upheld a county that prevented a church from distributing cannabis as sacrament, effectively acting as an illegal dispensary. The church offered no authority that suggests the tax-deductible status of its member contributions renders county ordinances unenforceable.

An Arkansas appeals court ruled that an insurance company does not owe defense or indemnification to the trust who is being sued by dog owners who sued the trust after its property’s employee shot and killed the dogs. Intentional acts are excluded from the trust’s coverage.

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A class of Tesla drivers claims the electric car company misled consumers by falsely advertising the abilities of its "Autopilot," "Enhanced Autopilot," and "Full Self-Driving Capability" technologies.

GM Financial agreed to pay $3.5 million to resolve claims that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act by illegally repossessing 71 military members’ cars and mishandling over 1,000 lease termination requests.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has formally proposed Endangered Species Act protections for the Lassics lupine, calling for 512 acres of critical habitat for the flower in California’s Humboldt and Trinity counties.

Did the Arizona Legislature's passage of a 15-week limit on abortions criminalize the procedure? Are all abortions banned? A doctor and the Arizona Medical Association want to know.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed Tennessee’s snail darter from the endangered species list because the fish is no longer in danger of extinction thanks to conservation efforts.

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