After being tabled during the August council meeting, the measure was eventually adopted a month later. Too bad, because there's a message here: Just because the federal government pays for something, that doesn't mean it's free. And just because local police want it, that doesn't mean it's needed.
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In an unexpected move, President Obama in March delivered a presidential memorandum to the labor secretary instructing the Department of Labor to revise and update federal Fair Labor Standards Act regulations.
US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for increased safety measures at two area nuclear power plants after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report found potential vulnerabilities to earthquakes.