Zoning officials concede Robert Balitierrez's drive-thru window isn't causing any problems. But they say it's a code violation and has to close anyway.
From California to Washington, D.C., new restrictions on gas-powered landscaping equipment are blanketing the nation.
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The Department of Energy's new energy efficiency rule drags us back to the dark days of 2013, when showers were allowed to emit no more than 2.5 gallons of water a minute.
Businesses that give customers condiments without them first asking for them could receive fines totaling $300.
Get ready to pay for new nanny-state technology and for bypassing the unwelcome intervention.
Indiana Woman Must Shut Down Business After County Officials Determine Her Farm Isn't Zoned for Commercial Goat Yoga or Goat Snuggling
Jordan Stevens' application to legalize her Happy Goat Lucky Yoga business was denied by Hamilton County's Board of Zoning Appeals last month.
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued an executive order yesterday imposing a raft of new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings.
Trump Slashed Regulations That Stopped Americans From Having a Good Shower. Biden Is Bringing Them Back.
Environmentalists criticized Trump's reforms for wasting water, while showerhead manufacturers worried the deregulation would subject them to more foreign competition.
Prohibitions drive hazardous activities underground, which makes them more risky.
The White House Is Hoping New Vaccine Partnership With Dating Apps Will Convince Singles To Get Their Shots
This new initiative will "help people meet people who have that universally attractive quality: They've been vaccinated from COVID-19," said White House COVID-19 adviser Andy Slavitt.
A bride-to-be says the regulation is an irrational and unconstitutional restriction on her special day.
Washington, D.C., policy makers are pairing their very gradual reopening with a series of complicated, confusing, and unworkable regulations.
Intervening in the U.K. alcohol market hasn't produced the desired effect, but experts want yet another bite at the apple.
A D.C. Blues Bar Ran a Mini-Vaccine Drive for Employees and Performers. Now Its Owner Wants the Right To Reopen.
Madam's Organ owner Bill Duggan says opening venues for the vaccinated would be a "win-win-win." Artists could perform, businesses could make money, and people would have one more reason to get their shot.
America's public health officials continue to undermine public health.
Connecticut, California, Oregon, and Colorado have all signaled that their mask mandates will outlast their pandemic restrictions on businesses.
Two state bills would generally prohibit local code enforcement officials from acting on anonymously reported violations.
Michigan Farmer Rescued Injured Animals Without the Proper Permits. State Officials Have Charged Her With a Misdemeanor and Euthanized the Animals.
State officials euthanized six of Julie Hall's animals, including Sassy, a blind raccoon, and Po, a one-legged crow.
The STURDY Act would mandate new testing standards to prevent dressers from killing people.
The proposed bill from Assembly Members Evan Low and Cristina Garcia would require stores to have one unisex section for children's products and apparel.
The winners in every battle over restrictions are the people who do whatever they please without regard for government officials.
Using obscure laws to prevent people from helping each other is obscene.
Bans on ads, displays, refills, and buy-one-get-one-free offers
Concord's ban on smoking and vaping in private apartments allows residents to take civil action against their neighbors for violating the policy.
Policymakers "must not penalize residents for earning a livelihood, safeguarding their mental health, or enjoying our most cherished freedoms," said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra loves to tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies.
San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Ban on Smoking Tobacco, but Not Cannabis, in Private Apartments
Violators face fines of up to $1,000.
Regulations meant to curb childhood obesity will be more effective at hampering restaurants.
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Deutsche Bank has proposed a 5 percent income tax on people working from home, the revenue from which could be spent supplementing the lost wages of service workers.
These kinds of interventions don't work, but they do force retailers to waste money.
Less-intrusive responses could preserve our health while leaving our freedom intact.
Politicians are poised to tighten the screws, even though voluntary action offers more promise.
Patients and providers should be able to meet remotely without bureaucrats getting in the way.
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The debate over flavored vapes really is a debate about whether adult smokers will still have access to products that could save their lives.
The theoretical case for government mask mandates has to be weighed against the reality of their enforcement.
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
Chicago used its food licensing laws to harass a nonprofit providing free food to protesters.
Plus: More (bad, weird, and occasionally good) new state laws that start taking effect today.