Beverly Hills first city to ban tobacco sales

Here’s something travelers who smoke may want to begin looking for. With many establishments adopting a no smoking policy–is Beverly Hills setting a new trend? The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. The ban applies to gas stations, pharmacies, convenience and grocery stores, but … Continue reading Beverly Hills first city to ban tobacco sales

Oregon is Moving Closer to Punishing Racist 911 Callers

Oregon moved to crack down on racially motivated 911 calls on Monday, responding to a series of publicized incidents across the country where predominantly white civilians called the police on black people going about everyday activities like napping or barbecuing. Victims of those police calls would be able to sue the caller for up to $250, under a measure overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate. … Continue reading Oregon is Moving Closer to Punishing Racist 911 Callers