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June 17, 2014

A Plan That Seeks to Satisfy Ride-Share and Taxi Drivers

App-based ride services like Lyft and Uber have caused controversy in cities throughout the country. The mayor of Seattle -- the first city to limit the number of ride-share drivers -- proposed a plan  that he hails as a victory for the popular technology and the aging taxi industry.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

Supreme Court: Groups Can Sue over Campaign Lies
Alabama's Ban on Sodomy Struck Down
N.M. Governor’s Ex-Aide Pleads Guilty to Hacking
Health & Human Services
Wisconsin Legalized Cannabis Oil, But It Still Can't Be Used for Treatment
Infrastructure & Environment
4 States Let Feds Control Pollution Permits, for Now
Chesapeake Bay States Sign Pact
L.A. to Most Earthquake-Vulnerable Apartment Buildings
Management & Labor
The Top Technology States
$15 Minimum Wage on the San Francisco Ballot
More States and Cities Have Data Officers
Oyster Bay, N.Y., Clamps Down on Social Media
Public Safety & Justice
Illinois Will Stop Evaluating Cops Based on How Many Tickets They Issue
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