Walters: Legislating by Whim

The Democrats who dominate the state Legislature have developed a very bad habit — legislating by whim. If they take a dislike to something or someone, they ban it. If they like something, they impose it on everyone and/or give it taxpayers’ money. D...
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Swimmer Lochte Wins at US Nationals After 14-Month Ban

STANFORD — Ryan Lochte won the 200-meter individual medley at the U.S. national championships, fresh off a 14-month ban. The 12-time Olympic medalist touched in 1 minute, 57.76 seconds on Sunday — 1.07 ahead of runner-up Shaine Casas — to earn his first nat...
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New State Law Allows Schools to Ban Student Smartphones

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law Monday that encourages California school districts to develop and adopt policies limiting or prohibiting student use of smartphones on school grounds during school hours. "Growing evidence shows excessive smartphon...
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What’s Next in San Francisco? Perhaps a Ban on e-Cigarettes.

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that critics say aggressively target kids, with an official on Tuesday proposing what's believed to be the first U.S. ban on their sale until the federal government regulates vaping...