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  • In Theory: Is Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act necessary?

    Lawmakers in Michigan are considering passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a bill that would legally protect people from practicing “sincerely held religious beliefs,” according to the Detroit Free Press.
  • New ordinance allows closer inspection of prospective pawnbrokers

    Pawnbrokers, junk peddlers and second-hand dealers will have to undergo more rigorous back checks by police before receiving a license, according to an ordinance change approved by Burbank City Council last week. The ordinance, which passed in a 4-0 vote...

    School bill is labeled 'lunacy'

    A bill that prohibits school administrators from expelling students if they willfully defy educators, set to take effect next year, was panned by Burbank school officials last week. Introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), the bill...

    Leader Editorial: Discipline rule makes little sense

    A member of the state Assembly, Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) successfully carried a bill through legislation this year that he hopes will put the brakes on school officials who excessively take advantage of a portion of state education code that...

    Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA

    Nonprofit drops suit against city, IKEA
    A nonprofit that sued Burbank and IKEA earlier this year, claiming the city had not prepared an adequate environmental impact report for the retailer's massive expansion project, has agreed to dismiss its suit. Citizens Advocating Rational Development...