| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Drunken driving is drunken driving, no matter what type of motorized vehicle the individual happens to be operating.
That’s the gist of a pair of House bills introduced by state Rep. Sharon Tyler, R-Niles. The legislation bringing the blood-alcohol...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:41 PM
Several bills dealing with the state's minimum wage, including one that would have lowered the minimum wage for workers who get tips, died in committee Tuesday.
The bills died because they failed to come up for a House committee vote ahead of a...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Name: Bob Goodlatte
Running for: U.S. House of Representatives, 6th District (incumbent)
Birthday: September 22, 1952
Official websites: http://goodlatte.house.gov/ and http://bobgoodlatte.com/splash
Biography: In 2011 Goodlatte...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:50 AM
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Lansing and around Michigan are taking aim at synthetic marijuana that’s sold in convenience stores and other shops.
The Michigan House Judiciary Committee plans a hearing Tuesday morning on...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:25 AM
Lawmakers in Michigan worried about synthetic drug usage are taking steps to make the designer drugs harder to access.
Synthetic drugs, also referred to as designer drugs, include products such as K2 (synthetic marijuana) and spice. They're sold legally,...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 6:32 PM
Alaska's texting while driving law was the topic Wednesday at a state House Judiciary Committee hearing, in an effort to correct a law passed in 2008.
Judges in Kenai and Fairbanks had ruled that the current law doesn't specifically ban texting while...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 10:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- In an election-year policy change, the Obama administration said Friday it will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children if they meet certain requirements.
The shift on the politically volatile issue...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill trying to clarify Alaska's driving while texting laws on Friday.
According to committee chair Rep. Carl Gatto (R-Palmer), judges in Kenai and Fairbanks are not enforcing the current texting while...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Any mention of the word "gun" provokes passion, and there were two gun-related issues that came up in recent days.
One involved a Hellertown man who felt local police officers were wrong to take away, even briefly, his legally licensed weapon. The...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Protests at funerals would become illegal under a bill in the Alaska State Legislature, meant to prevent protests similar to those in the Lower 48.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Haines), would prohibit protesting and picketing within 150...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:06 PM
In a blatantly political move, President Barack Obama has halted the deportation of about 1 million illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Friday. The administration will block deportations of illegal...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:54 PM
The state Senate on Monday, on a 29-2 vote, passed a bill that could force a Berkeley County Council member to abandon her bid for re-election this year because of a felony conviction.
Any person convicted of treason, bribery, perjury or any felony...