Politics

Clark County bans e-cigarettes in public places

11:22 a.m. April 30
Specialty vape shops are the only exception

Beginning June 1, the use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices will not be allowed anywhere in Clark County where smoking is banned, except for specialty vape shops.

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Illinois governor tries novel approach in anti-union battle

11:10 a.m. April 30

PONTIAC, Ill. — It's the latest front in the continuing battle over organized labor's influence, but what's happening in Illinois looks nothing like the juggernaut unleashed in other Midwestern states where conservative statehouses have stripped power from unions with barely a second thought.

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Washington lawmakers tackle marijuana taxes

5:08 p.m. April 29
30-day special session opens with many major issues on the agenda

On the first day of the special legislative session, Washington House members took up a bill that would change the way the state taxes recreational marijuana.