By The Associated Press , 12/19 -The Senate on Tuesday passed a sweeping criminal justice overhaul. The House is expected to pass the bill this week,
By MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 11/30 — Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak, who will be the first Democrat in the post in two decades,
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 11/27 — Republican senators debated the path forward for an overhaul of the nation’s criminal sentencing laws Tuesday after a visit from Vice President Mike Pence,
NEW YORK (AP) 11/24 — A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.Read more »
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 10/16 — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made,
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press 09/26 – Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.
By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press 09/26 – New Hampshire’s Republican-led Legislature rejected several gun control measures after the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip last fall and the school shooting in Florida in February,
By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press 09/27 – The gunman in the Las Vegas mass shooting was armed with 23 AR-style weapons, 14 of them fitted with “bump stocks”
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 09/09 — The recently completed California legislative session continued a years long effort to lower criminal sentences,
By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) 08/25 — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a measure Friday that would encourage immigrants’ cooperation with police investigations by offering protection from deportation,
By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) 08/24 — A U.S. judge ordered a convicted killer from Montana’s Crow Indian Reservation released from prison on Thursday after part of his conviction was overturned for not meeting the definition of a violent crime.
By RYAN FOLEY, Associated Press MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) 08/22 — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America’s heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) 07/29 — President Donald Trump said Sunday he’d be willing to shut down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) 07/13 — Florida’s gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people — even if the laws had applied to him,
By SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 06/28 — The California Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit Thursday that sought to block an unusual law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings when shots are fired to make it easier to solve crimes.
By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 06/20 — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country.
By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) 05/26 — The police chief recently named to the board that regulates Alaska’s legal marijuana industry said the fight that has long been waged against pot in this country has been a “waste of time”
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 05/11 — Law enforcement officers in Kansas are now banned from having sex with people they stop for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations under a new state law that many legislators were surprised was necessary.Read more »
By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/09 — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill making it illegal to take “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people,
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 05/12 — Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions,Read more »