California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Oct 6, 2015

California governor signs right-to-die legislation

California will become the fifth U.S. state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he had signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year. Brown, a lifelong Catholic and ...

Jul 1, 2015

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon

Recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon on Wednesday as a voter-approved law took effect that will ultimately see it sold in shops, similar to those operating in Washington state and Colorado. The new state laws reflect a shifting legal landscape for a drug that ...

California orders large water cuts for farmers

Jun 13, 2015

California orders large water cuts for farmers

As California grapples with a relentless drought, state regulators on Friday ordered farmers and others who hold some of the strongest water rights in the state to stop all pumping from three major waterways in one of country’s prime farm regions. The order — ...

Mar 28, 2015

Arkansas Senate passes religion bill seen as targeting gays

The Arkansas Senate overwhelmingly approved on Friday a Republican-backed bill that, according to its authors, is intended to protect religious freedoms but which critics contend could allow businesses to refuse service to gay people. The Republican governor of Indiana signed into law a similar ...