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3 minnesota sex offenders fight city ordinance that essentially bans them

offenders have been cleared for release but the city of dayton's ordinance is so restrictive that they have nowhere to go, lawsuit says.

minnesota sex offenders challenge a city's ban

offenders have been cleared for state release but have nowhere to go, lawsuit says.

st. louis ordinance seeks to pre-empt missouri abortion laws

jefferson city, mo. (ap) — a new ordinance in st. louis prohibits discrimination based on “reproductive health decisions,” an effort by the heavily democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through missouri’s republican-controlled legislature. while largely symbolic, the ordinance that took effect last week bans employers from firing, refusing to hire or […]

city in iowa moves forward with massage therapy ordinance

sioux city, iowa (ap) — officials in a western iowa city are moving forward with an ordinance that would require massage therapy businesses to obtain a local license and undergo annual reviews. the sioux city council on monday unanimously approved the first reading of the ordinance designed to fight prostitution, human trafficking and drug dealing, […]

oregon city considers ban on daytime sidewalk sitting

salem, ore. (ap) — salem officials are considering an ordinance that would outlaw sitting or lying on public sidewalks during the day. the statesman journal reported (http://stjr.nl/2xxzba4 ) on wednesday that the ordinance would give police the option to cite and remove violators from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. the proposal also bans people from […]

redwood city: commercial vehicles all but banned from parking on residential str

city bans oversized commercial vehicles from neighborhoods; ordinance likely to take effect in february

englewood cuts in half its distance restrictions on where sex offenders can live

englewood city council on monday approved a measure that would cut in half its 2,000-foot distance buffer for where newly arrived sex offenders can live, but city leaders decided to allow offenders who already live in the city to continue doing so.

minnesota sex offenders challenge a city's ban

plaintiffs, awaiting release, sue over residency restrictions in dayton.

marion adopts new picketing ordinance following aclu warning

marion, iowa (ap) — an eastern iowa city has adopted a new ordinance regarding public demonstrations, months after receiving a warning from a civil rights group that said its old law violated free speech rights. the american civil liberties union of iowa says the marion city council passed the new ordinance thursday night. the city […]

new property ticket system for aurora

aurora has adopted a new ordinance that city staff said would make for better enforcement of property codes.the city council passed an ordinance that would allow the city's department of neighborhood standards to expand its use of administrative citations — known as p-tickets — to enforce the property...

city officials in iowa disagree over noise ordinance change

dubuque, iowa (ap) — officials in an eastern iowa city are divided over whether high school and college stadiums should be exempt from a noise ordinance. the dubuque city council rescinded a vote on the proposed ordinance change this week so that officials could more clearly define the exemption, the telegraph herald reported. council members […]

minneapolis city council approves section 8 anti-discrimination ordinance

the ordinance passed friday and will go into effect in 2018.

police: minnesota hit-and-run started as fight over drugs

a fight over drugs ended with a man deliberately driving into a group of people in the southern minnesota city of mankato, injuring six, police said monday.

opponents face uphill battle as they vow to fight trump's new travel ban

as soon as the white house announced president trump’s new travel ban, advocates for immigrants roundly condemned it, vowing to fight what they described as an unconstitutional abuse of presidential authority. but after months of swift court victories blocking prior bans — often criticized as bans...

supreme court casts doubts about north carolina law banning sex offenders from s

justices skeptical about north carolina law banning sex offenders from social media washington — supreme court justices on monday cast doubt on a north carolina law that bans registered sex offenders from using facebook and other online social media. through their questions and statements, justices ...

minneapolis landlords campaign against proposed section 8 ordinance

city officials say the proposed ordinance is meant to prevent discrimination.

minneapolis landlords campaign against proposed section 8 ordinance

city officials say the proposed ordinance is meant to prevent discrimination.

minnesota sex offenders seek to take their case to the u.s. supreme court

lawsuit claims minnesota’s sex offender program violates the constitution.

proposed fair workweek ordinance would mandate predictable schedules, stable pay

chicago employers would have to give workers at least two weeks' notice of their schedules and pay them extra for last-minute changes under a proposed ordinance that will be introduced wednesday at the city council. the chicago fair workweek ordinance follows the lead of cities including new york,...

interest groups team up to block proposed bans on ivory sales

antiques dealers and nra fight state-level sales bans.

judge allows st. louis minimum wage hike, will start friday

st. louis (ap) — st. louis’ embattled minimum wage hike will take effect friday following a two-year legal fight over the city’s effort to require employees to pay workers at least $10 an hour. a circuit court judge lifted an injunction on thursday that had blocked a 2015 ordinance from becoming law. under the ordinance, […]

st. cloud mayor vetoes 'tobacco 21' ordinance after a split city council approve

st. cloud – in front of a packed city hall audience, a split st. cloud city council narrowly passed a new ordinance last week raising the tobacco sales age to 21.

minneapolis rental property owners raise concerns about anti-discrimination ordi

a proposed minneapolis ordinance prohibiting discrimination against section 8 voucher holders would overburden landlords and cause rents to rise, members of the minnesota multi-housing association (mmha) said at a news conference thursday.

amid concerns, river forest passes welcoming ordinance

while some celebrated the aug. 21 approval of a welcoming ordinance in the village of river forest, some board members expressed their concerns about a piece of the legislation. the "sanctuary city-like" ordinance passed by a 4-2 vote of the village board, with trustees carmela corsini and michael...

minnesota chamber of commerce sues minneapolis over $15 minimum wage

the minnesota chamber of commerce is taking the city of minneapolis to court over the $15 minimum wage, saying the ordinance conflicts with state law.

naperville city council wants 'teeth' in new pet protection ordinance

naperville's newly proposed pet protections ordinance has bark but no bite, officials said. after lengthy discussion tuesday night, naperville city council members directed staff to come back with options that would put more teeth in a proposal that, in part, aims to ensure pet stores source puppies...

minnesota chamber, others pull out of minimum wage lawsuit

only graco remains in court battle against the city’s $15 minimum wage ordinance.

police union wants city to reject anti-profiling measure

providence, r.i. (ap) — the police union in rhode island’s largest city is asking political leaders to reject a sweeping new ordinance that would ban discriminatory profiling by police, limit use of a gang database and establish other strict controls. the providence city council already voted 12-0 in favor of the ordinance last week, but […]

jacksonville sued over ‘gender identity’ and same-sex ‘protected categories,’ li

liberty counsel filed a motion for summary judgment last week in john parsons v. city of jacksonville, florida, a lawsuit to invalidate a city ordinance that adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “protected categories” under jacksonville law. liberty counsel’s motion shows the court that the ordinance, dubbed the “human rights ordinance” or “hro,” is so […]

florida city regulates massage parlors with new ordinance

tampa, fla. (ap) — one florida city voted to adopt a revised bathhouse ordinance from the 1980s aimed at cracking down on illicit services offered in massage parlors. tampa city councilors agreed to a permit application process for massage parlors that offer bathing, a common precursor to sex acts, and require them to follow more […]

kentucky court strikes down panhandling ordinance

a panhandler cited for defying a city ordinance while holding a sign asking for money won his case before the kentucky supreme court, which ruled his free speech rights were violated.

officials eye expanded hours for sunday alcohol sales

wilmington, del. (ap) — officials in delaware’s largest city are eyeing an ordinance expanding the hours for alcohol sales on sundays. the proposed ordinance would allow liquor stores to sell alcohol on sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. sunday sales currently are allowed only from noon to 4 p.m. under the ordinance to be […]

finally, some clearer thinking on sex offenders

after years of panicked and excessively punitive lawmaking against sex offenders, cooler heads are beginning to prevail. the u.s. supreme court, for example, on monday struck down a north carolina law that effectively banned registered sex offenders from using any social media that is also accessible...

liberty counsel sues jacksonville over gender identity rules, protective classes

liberty counsel filed a lawsuit today to invalidate the so-called jacksonville “human rights ordinance” or “hro” because it was adopted in violation of florida statutes, the jacksonville ordinance code and city council rules. the jacksonville city council voted to adopt the hro, ordinance 2017-15, on february 14, 2017. the hro purports to add “sexual orientation” […]

l.a. bans pepper spray, baseball bats, weapons and other items at protests

los angeles lawmakers voted tuesday to ban protesters from carrying pepper spray, baseball bats, glass bottles, stun guns and other potentially dangerous items in the wake of clashes in berkeley, charlottesville, va., and other cities. the city council voted 13 to 1 to pass an ordinance that would...