Regulation (page 290)

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    Hearing set on UNC research waste spraying

    Preserve Rural Orange, which has been a major player in seeking to protect the environment and rural way of life in Orange County, is teaming up with the environmentalist group Haw River Assembly in beating the drum for public turnout at a public hearing tonight to speak out against UNC’s…
    Dan E. Way, August 22, 2012
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    CO2 Emissions Drop to 20 Year Low

    Did you hear about the drop in CO2 emissions this year?  I didn’t think so.  It seems to have been kept pretty quiet.  But here it is.  According to an Energy Department report, in the first 4 months of 2012, U.S. CO2 emissions dropped to roughly 1992 levels. …
    Julie Tisdale, August 17, 2012
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    In case you missed it …

    The John Locke Foundation had a chance during Wednesday’s edition of News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight” to pan proposed minimum wage increases.
    Mitch Kokai, August 16, 2012
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    Don’t feed the children!

    Just when I thought things couldn’t possibly get any more ridiculous, this story was brought to my attention.  A woman in Philadelphia may find herself facing a $600 a day fine.  And her crime?  Handing out meals to children in a poor neighborhood.  I know.  Scandalous.  I saw the…
    Julie Tisdale, August 14, 2012
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    The price of overregulation

    The latest Barron’s highlights an effort to quantify the impact of regulatory overgrowth on the American economy. According to a forthcoming report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute called Tip of the Costberg, the cost of compliance with federal agency-written regulations stands at $1.806 trillion—and…
    Mitch Kokai, August 13, 2012
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    It is now legal to braid hair in Utah

    Utah has finally seen sense.  From this week, those providing African Hair Braiding services in the state will not have to be licensed by the state or complete the 2000 hours of cosmetology training that the licensing requires.  In a case taken on by the Institute for Justice,…
    Julie Tisdale, August 10, 2012
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    Diabetes Warrior blog gets notice in New York Times

    The ‘newspaper of record’ is only four months late, but today’s New York Times carries a story about Charlotte blogger Steve Cooksey’s battle with the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition and the First Amendment implications thereof. This is old news to readers of Carolina Journal, thanks to Sara Burrows’…
    Rick Henderson, August 8, 2012
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    Gun Rights and Personal Freedom

    I recently completed my concealed carry permit class.  I shoot occasionally at the range, but I’m not really a big gun person.  I decided to do the class largely because I’d heard good things about the training that the class would provide.  I also spend time with people who do…
    Julie Tisdale, August 2, 2012