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Yosemite fire grows as crews protect 500 iconic sequoias

Yosemite fire grows as crews protect 500 iconic sequoias YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK — A wildfire threatening the largest grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park more than doubled in size in a day, and firefighters were working in difficult terrain Sunday to protect the iconic trees and a small mountain town. Campers and residents […]

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Protect our 21st-century freedom by enforcing our 18th-century rights

Protect our 21st-century freedom by enforcing our 18th-century rights There is no right to privacy spelled out in the text of the U.S. Constitution, but it may be time to start thinking about an amendment that puts one there. This week, the Wall Street Journal reported on a newly declassified letter from two U.S. senators […]

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Protect press access to critical events without threat of police action

Protect press access to critical events without threat of police action When fire rages or disaster strikes or violence erupts, we picture the emergency responders who run toward the danger rather than away from it.   But there’s one group that we don’t often acknowledge. They’re the ones without sirens, the journalists who rush to […]

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Instead of restricting all Americans, reopen society and protect the vulnerable

Instead of restricting all Americans, reopen society and protect the vulnerable Americans deserve a memorable Memorial Day weekend. It’s been a long few months since New Years Day — the last non-weekend day off for tens of millions of workers. Policymakers can help give us the holiday we deserve by ending the national grounding and […]

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California Legislature should protect, not limit, workers’ freedom of choice

California Legislature should protect, not limit, workers’ freedom of choice If I was to tell you that you needed to be tested on your “ABCs” you would probably think it would be easy, right? – Wrong! In California, if you are an employer being asked to take this test, you likely have a big problem. […]

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Bill would protect bus drivers from being assaulted, require transit agencies report incidents to a national database

Bill would protect bus drivers from being assaulted, require transit agencies report incidents to a national database Local Democratic Rep. Grace Napolitano has introduced a bill that would require transit agencies install protective driver barriers on all buses, draw up plans to ensure bus driver safety and hand over data on operator assaults to the […]

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Protect Yourself—and Your Finances—With These Creative Contingency Clauses

Protect Yourself—and Your Finances—With These Creative Contingency Clauses kemalbas/iStock Think of a contingency clause as insurance. Once you find a home and make an offer, you hope everything will go smoothly; but in case it doesn’t, you have a contingency clause in place that allows you to back out of the contract without losing money. Most […]

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