A new study shows the pervasiveness of helicopter parenting.
Across the country, ghoulish cities have outlawed teenage trick-or-treaters.
A new report from the GAO highlights how America's system of sugar subsidies and tariffs costs consumers about $3.5 billion every year.
These kinds of poisonings are rare to nonexistent.
The union wants you to throw your Barbie costume in the trash, scab.
A 2022 Canadian case involving what looks like a stoned mistake seems to be the closest real-world example of this purported danger.
Just as there are adult reasons for vape companies to sell flavored vape pods, there are adult reasons for drug dealers to color their fentanyl.
The journalist has taken a great deal of flack—from both sides.
Plus: For Halloween, the editors describe what scares them most about politics and government right now.
Undeterred by Pushback, Cops and Journalists Are Still Warning Parents About THC-Laced Halloween Candy
The unsubstantiated threat that strangers with cannabis candy allegedly pose to trick-or-treaters is an urban legend that never dies.
"Keep safe from COVID by following CDC advice to wear a mask."
Myths about drug-laced Halloween candy just won't go away—no matter how stupid they become.
Return of the Big Figure, and Colin Farrell at a new peak.
School officials also cited concerns that the parade excludes children whose families do not celebrate Halloween, or whose parents cannot attend the event.
Even though no one's trying to give your kid rainbow fentanyl this Halloween, it hasn't stopped journalists from repeating the myth.
11th Circuit Says a Sheriff Violated the First Amendment by Posting Warning Signs on the Lawns of Registered Sex Offenders
Butts County, Georgia, Sheriff Gary Long cited no evidence to support his pre-Halloween stunt.
The myth of the candy poisoner
Police are still pushing this discredited scare, but it seems fewer people are falling for it.
Although the Halloween scare stories continue, journalists are starting to recognize the lack of evidence to support this mythical menace.
This basically never happens.
Publishing Registered Sex Offenders' Home Addresses Before Halloween Is Gratuitous, Unethical, and Reckless
A petition urges Patch and other news outlets to reconsider the practice.
How about a "virtual Halloween costume contest" instead?
Public health authorities are cracking down on a holiday activity where the age group least at risk of COVID-19 walks around outside wearing masks.
There was absolutely no reason to run this.
We found a lot of things to worry about over the past 10 years.
Federal Judge Orders Georgia Sheriff To Stop Ritualistically Humiliating Registered Sex Offenders on Halloween
Citing the First Amendment, the judge tells the sheriff he may not force certain homes to display signs warning trick-or-treaters to stay away.
Such actions remind kids that government authority is stupid, arbitrary, and worth fighting at every opportunity.
University Police issued a warning even after admitting that the student did nothing wrong.
Georgia Sheriff Says Registered Sex Offenders Aren't a Danger to Trick-or-Treaters, Will Humiliate Them Anyway
The sheriff's over-the-top "no trick or treat" signs might make him feel better, but they're actually harming more people than they're helping.
Braylen Carwell says he didn't eat anything, and previous candy poisonings turned out to be hoaxes.
The specter of mercantilism rises from the dead!
Friday A/V Club: A flimmaker fights a moral panic.
Another Halloween, another unfounded freak-out over sex offenders.
There is zero evidence that sex offenders prey on trick or treaters.
"Pushing for new laws aimed at keeping kids 'safe' from 'sex offenders' on Halloween is nonsense."
And anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.