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Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales
News 3 months ago
Maine governor signs rules to finally allow pot sales

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday setting up a legal framework for the sale of recreational marijuana to adults as early as next year....

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A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks
News 3 months ago
A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

In this Wednesday, June 19, 2019, photo, a visitor to Herald Square takes a photo with the Pride and Joy window display at the Macy's flagship...

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NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules
News 4 months ago
NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy pants. News...

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Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail
News 4 months ago
Land swap may allow pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

A land swap with the federal government could allow a developer to install a natural gas pipeline that crosses the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke...

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Glitzy casino opens on industrial waterfront. Will it work?
News 4 months ago
Glitzy casino opens on industrial waterfront. Will it work?

A $28 million statue of Popeye by the artist Jeff Koons. Luxury, "European-style" water shuttles. Five-star hotel rooms starting at about $650 a...

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Lawmakers set to pass new rental protections for pricey NYC
News 4 months ago
Lawmakers set to pass new rental protections for pricey NYC

State lawmakers are expected to approve new rental protections for more than a million New York City apartment dwellers. The bill up for a vote...

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Some rural states double down on attracting new residents
News 4 months ago
Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that...

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State leaders reach deal on new rent protections for NYC
News 4 months ago
State leaders reach deal on new rent protections for NYC

Legislative leaders in Albany agreed Tuesday to tighten tenant protections for millions of New York City apartment dwellers and authorized cities...

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Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops
News 4 months ago
Get tough: Pot industry wants LA crackdown on rogue shops

The legal marijuana industry urged Los Angeles City Hall on Monday to get tougher with illegal shops that are gouging their businesses in open...

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Hundreds protest slow movement on rent rules in New York
News 4 months ago
Hundreds protest slow movement on rent rules in New York

Hundreds of protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections in New York state have blocked access to the...

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Chain closes North Carolina stores over racist receipts
News 4 months ago
Chain closes North Carolina stores over racist receipts

A national chain has closed two of its North Carolina stores and two workers were fired after racist names were added to two customer receipts....

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Lawsuit claims oil boom imperils national park in New Mexico
News 4 months ago
Lawsuit claims oil boom imperils national park in New Mexico

U. S. land managers violated environmental laws and their own regulations when issuing dozens of leases to drill in one of the nation's busiest...

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Sephora to close US stores on June 5 for inclusion workshops
News 4 months ago
Sephora to close US stores on June 5 for inclusion workshops

Sephora says it will close all its U. S. stores on the morning of June 5 to host "inclusion workshops" for its employees. The move comes just over...

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Residents' suit claims contamination from uranium plant site
News 4 months ago
Residents' suit claims contamination from uranium plant site

A federal lawsuit alleges that Ohio residents near a former uranium enrichment plant were exposed to radioactive contaminants that spread to other...

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New climate study ordered for Colorado, Utah energy leases
News 4 months ago
New climate study ordered for Colorado, Utah energy leases

A federal judge says U. S. officials must consider the climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and...

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After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?
News 4 months ago
After shark attacks, is Cape Cod ready for tourist season?

As Cape Cod's tourist season gets underway, there's uncertainty after two shark attacks - including Massachusetts' first fatal attack since 1936 -...

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Judge dismisses tribe's lawsuit in land seizure dispute
News 4 months ago
Judge dismisses tribe's lawsuit in land seizure dispute

A Connecticut judge has dismissed all remaining claims in a lawsuit in which a Native American tribe argued the state owed it more than $600...

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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread
News 4 months ago
Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

An escalating trade war between the U. S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers...

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US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions
News 4 months ago
US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

The Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of...

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Land deals, jobs plan tied to new Detroit car plant approved
News 4 months ago
Land deals, jobs plan tied to new Detroit car plant approved

Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 million assembly plant on Detroit's eastside and invest $900 million to retool and...

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Downfall: Defunct steelmaker's global HQ to be imploded
News 5 months ago
Downfall: Defunct steelmaker's global HQ to be imploded

Hank Barnette rode an elevator to the top floor of Martin Tower, walked to the empty spot where his office once stood and took in the expansive...

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Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
News 5 months ago
Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest...

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Amnesty International: China-owned NYC building denies lease
News 5 months ago
Amnesty International: China-owned NYC building denies lease

A giant shipping conglomerate owned by the Chinese government has declined to lease space in a building it owns in lower Manhattan to the U. S....

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New building phase begins at Baltimore $5B renewal project
News 5 months ago
New building phase begins at Baltimore $5B renewal project

A $5.5 billion redevelopment effort that aims to transform a mostly forsaken Baltimore waterfront is moving forward, as officials held a Monday...

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California couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting tree
News 5 months ago
California couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting tree

A California judge has ordered a couple to pay nearly $600,000 for uprooting a 180-year-old oak tree and causing other damage to a protected...

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Lancaster County Amish population grows despite urban sprawl
News 5 months ago
Lancaster County Amish population grows despite urban sprawl

The Amish population in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County is continuing to grow each year, despite the encroachment of urban sprawl on their...

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Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million
News 5 months ago
Stop & Shop strike cost company about $100 million

The owners of New England's largest supermarket chain are projecting around $100 million in losses from the labor strike that ended Easter Sunday....

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Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike
News 6 months ago
Rabbis: 'Not kosher' to buy at grocery store during strike

As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest...

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Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push
News 6 months ago
Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name Aloha Poke and wrote to cubed fish shops...

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Colorado city votes to rename 'Swastika Acres' neighborhood
News 6 months ago
Colorado city votes to rename 'Swastika Acres' neighborhood

A Colorado city has voted to drop the name Swastika Acres from a subdivision. KDVR-TV the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously...

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