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Washington governor signs sweeping police reform measures

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s most ambitious packages of police accountability legislation, prompted by last year’s outcry for racial justice following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black people at the hands of police. The dozen bills Inslee signed include outright bans on police use of

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Opinion: Banning Bad Behavior Feels Good — But Does It Work?

The FDA recently announced it is working toward banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass-produced cigars. The reaction to the menthol ban broke down along familiar lines. Some people are in favor, believing the ban will improve health outcomes of certain groups who tend to use these products. According to the Center for Disease Control, 85 percent

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