Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A new owner is in place. A new coach is on the way. And for the first time in 14 years, Sacramento Kings fans can celebrate a new era.
What do you do if you're a street fiddler who wants to play as loud as you want, and the cops tell you to pipe down?
Just when Bubba and the missus get an opportunity to dispense experience unique in American politics, and could tutor two old friends who need help, they retire to the companionable solitude of the family hearth to reflect on the Scriptures and to bask in the piety of each other.
Just a day after the devastating tornadoes struck in Oklahoma, the mayor of Moore — which was practically wiped out by the storm winds — is calling for new regulations aimed at preventing a similar calamity.
The City Council in Takoma Park, Md., prides itself as living on the cutting edge of liberalism. The small town bristles at life in the left-leaning shadow of the District of Columbia, and often tries to go one small step further left.
The owner of the Chicago Cubs threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field for the first time publicly if his plans for a big, new video screen are blocked, saying Wednesday he needs new advertising revenue to help bankroll a $500 million renovation of the storied ballpark.
The backrooms of American politics are not so smoke-filled now, but hypocrisy hangs as thick as ever over Washington. President Obama, who has been a three-pack-a-day man for most of his life, declares smokers Public Enemy No. 1 in his latest budget.
New York City could become the first place in America to put restrictions on smoking in line with drinking laws by raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products.
Former Rep. Anthony D. Weiner would come in second, with 15 percent of the votes, if New York City's Democratic mayoral primary were held today.
If City Council has its way, businesses in the Big Apple will no longer be able to check job applicants' credit histories as a means of deciding whom to hire.
Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.
Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday, igniting complaints from retailers and smokers who said they've had enough with the city's crackdowns.
New York City lawmakers passed the nation's most far-reaching measure Wednesday to protect out-of-work job applicants from discrimination, allowing job-seekers to sue if they believe they have been turned away because they're unemployed.
A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating uncertainty for restaurants that had already ordered smaller cups and changed their menus.
Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the premier pieces of his legacy: a now-blocked ban on supersized sugary drinks.