Browsing the "In the U.S." Category

US Patent Office Rules Redskins Logo is a Racist Slur

June 19th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

This week the United States Patent and Trademark Office cancelled six federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins football organization, and issued a written ruling stating that the racist Redskins mascot clearly disparages Native Americans


Zero Packaging Grocery Stores are Increasingly Popular

June 10th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

As our landfills overflow and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch grows, some good news is that zero packaging grocery stores are spreading across the globe; from Germany to Colorado, more people can buy locally grown food in bulk without wasteful packaging


Why the Gun Violence Research Ban at the CDC?

May 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

To better understand which laws and policies actually work to lower gun deaths, accurate research on what is effective is needed; but for decades the Center for Disease Control has been prevented from doing any scientific study on the issue whatsoever


Snowden NSA Leaks Lead Journalism 2014 Pulitzer Prizes

April 15th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes have been given to the Guardian and the Washington Post newspapers for a series of aggressively fearless articles exposing whistleblower Edward Snowden's leaks, which revealed the NSA's extensive global spying network


SF Celebrates Car Free Sunday Streets at Embarcadero

March 10th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Thousands of people converged upon San Francisco's waterfront last weekend to partake in another festive Sunday Streets public event, biking, skating, walking and dancing, while safely enjoying miles of car-free roadways


California Gun Safety Victory Bans High Capacity Clips

March 6th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Despite the efforts of the National Rifle Association to block a local ban on high capacity ammunition clips, a federal judge has dismissed the gun lobbyist group's lawsuit, and has ruled that the new weapons safety regulation will become law today in Sunnyvale, California



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