Thursday, September 04, 2014
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
By Adam Dawson : It's A Free Country blogger
When Americans say "gun control," we mean "gun inconvenience." We mean "gun paperwork." We mean "filling out gun forms."
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
If you’ve ever survived a shocking, irrational tragedy, like September 11 or the Aurora movie theatre shooting, or this weekend’s attack on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, there’s no official guidebook for how to cope. But maybe there’s hope to be found by uniting with others who’ve faced what you’re facing.
Monday, August 06, 2012
A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Colorado prosecutors on Monday charged a former neuroscience graduate student with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the shooting rampage at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
When President Obama traveled to Aurora earlier this week, he agreed to not use the name of the shooter in any of his public speeches. John Cassidy, staff writer for The New Yorker, thinks that gesture comes at a cost.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
TN Moving Stories: How Ethanol Affects Food Prices, Honda Takes to the Air, and Colorado City To Link Schools with Bike Lanes
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
By Kate Hinds
NPR reports on how US ethanol subsidies affect food prices. "When the price of gas goes up, it raises the demand for ethanol — and that means consumers will feel it in two places: at the gas pump and on the dinner table."
The Federal Transit Administration awarded $25.7 million in grants to help communities analyze and expand their transit systems. One of the winners was Washington DC, which won $1 million for a feasibility study looking at running streetcars along DC's K Street. (WAMU)
Next American City asks: can a new streetcar save Atlanta's MARTA?
From four wheels to two wings: Honda just made its first flight in a FAA-conforming jet, paving the way for Honda Aircraft to sell planes in the American market. (AutoNews)
The Aurora (Colorado) City Council moved forward with a plan to implement bike lanes that will connect nine area schools. (Aurora Sentinel)
The New York State comptroller rejected a $118 million transit contract with Science Applications International Corp., saying the company's role in the CityTime contracting scandal remains unclear. (Wall Street Journal)
The New York Daily News wrote an editorial taking the MTA to task for "replacing subway literature with self-congratulatory ads." Reminder: write your own literary service announcement and post it to the WNYC website!