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Over 30 Florida local governments sue state, seek ability to regulate firearms

Dozens of local officials around the state of Florida have joined together and challenged strict penalties set forth by the state that bar municipalities and counties from implementing their own firearm and ammunition regulations.

Bloomberg, in Oklahoma, pushes plan to fight racial income inequality

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday, the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., spoke out against racial income inequality in America, as the billionaire Democrat outlined an economic proposal aimed at increasing the financial opportunities for black communities across the nation.

Virginia’s Ralph Northam to ban guns from Capitol grounds, officials say

Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam plans to declare a temporary emergency Wednesday banning all weapons, including guns, from Capitol Square ahead of a massive rally planned next week over gun rights.

Baltimore sees 12 shot, 5 dead in just 1 day of shootings

Twelve people were shot and five of them were killed in a total of eight separate shootings Saturday in Baltimore, according to reports.

Former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind reacts to Hanukkah stabbing attack: ‘Anti-Semitism is out of control’

Following the horrific machete attack in New York that injured five people celebrating Hanukkah, former New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind said Sunday that the attack was a symptom of a much larger concern of rampant anti-Semitism.

Ben Carson: I hoped to find more ‘urgency in the leadership’ in California on homelessness

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday that California’s government is not showing “urgency” in finding constructive solutions to the state’s homelessness epidemic.

Mississippi residents put makeshift Christmas tree into pothole in hopes of getting street fixed

People living in McComb, Mississippi, have added street work to their Christmas lists after they said the city left them with a gaping pothole, and now they’re using holiday cheer to bring some attention to it.

Massachusetts, New Jersey move closer to plastic bag bans

The two states would join eight others in banning plastic bags altogether in an effort to cut pollution. Meanwhile, some small business owners are calling foul.

North Dakota county to vote on whether to stop accepting refugees

A county in North Dakota will decide Monday whether it will stop accepting refugees, potentially becoming the first since President Trump issued an executive order making it possible.

McSally campaign hits Planned Parenthood ‘business model’ after attack ads announced

Sen. Martha McSally’s team came out swinging Thursday amid news that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s foremost abortion provider, would target her and two other GOP senators in ads focused on restoring federal grants that have provided millions of dollars for the organization.

San Francisco’s new DA pledges not to prosecute public urination, other quality-of-life-crimes

San Francisco’s newly elected district attorney has promised to not prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes that have plagued the highly-priced Bay Area amid a crippling homelessness crisis affecting urban communities across California. 

Trump criticizes California Gov. Newsom over handling of wildfires, threatens to cut federal funding

With wildfires ravaging many parts of California, President Trump put pressure on Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday morning by suggesting there won’t be any more federal funding to battle the wildfires unless the state improves its forest management system.

North Carolina judges toss GOP’s ‘gerrymandered’ districts, in major win for Eric Holder initiative

A panel of state judges in North Carolina blocked the state’s GOP-friendly congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain beyond any reasonable doubt.

Philadelphia police commissioner resigns amid accusations of sexual harassment, discrimination among ‘rank and file,’ mayor says

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross resigned Tuesday amid allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination within his department, the mayor’s office announced. 

San Francisco homeless stats soar: city blames big business, residents blame officials

San Francisco is a city of extremes.  It’s got more billionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world but it’s also got a homeless problem so severe that it rivals some third-world nations.

New Jersey’s assisted suicide law blocked by temporary restraining order

A state judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking New Jersey’s right-to-die law from being implemented two weeks after it took effect. 

Cuomo proposes NY law to treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed legislation Thursday that would treat mass-casualty hate crimes as domestic terrorism, with convicted perpetrators automatically sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti releases video directed at illegal immigrants amid ICE raids: ‘We are in this together’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released a Twitter video Saturday explaining why he and the city’s government won’t be cooperating with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents as they carry out raids nationwide.

California becomes 1st state to give taxpayer-funded health benefits to illegal immigrants

Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., signed a bill into law on Tuesday making young illegal immigrants eligible for the Medicaid program in California, making it the first state to offer such taxpayer-funded health benefits to low-income adults age 25 and younger regardless of their immigration status.

Cuomo signs legislation outlawing ‘gay panic’ defense in NY

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that would bar people who attack or kill a gay person from arguing they panicked over their victim’s sexuality.