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Airbnb Combats Surge in Party Houses After Covid Shuts Nightclubs

When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub. Professional party promoters started scanning Airbnb, Vrbo and other short-term rental sites for mansions and luxury condos for hire. Tickets …

Tucson Presses for Fixes to Residents’ Gripes About Scooters

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson officials are calling on the two e-scooter companies operating in the city to fix problems reported by neighborhood groups. There have been complaints about scooters blocking sidewalks and alleys amid a lack of enforcement since the …

N.C. Industrial Commission Under Fire to Review Workers’ Comp Enforcement

Officials in North Carolina said they will review their efforts to ensure that employers are purchasing workers’ compensation coverage after facing criticism they have done little to make sure that employers comply with the law. North Carolina Industrial Commission Chair …

Las Vegas Police Waste No Time in Enforcing Phone Ban

Las Vegas police have wasted no time in enforcing the state’s new ban on driving while texting or talking on a handheld device. Police Sgt. Peter Kisfalvi of Metro’s traffic section told the Las Vegas Sun that officers wrote more …

Police in Midwest Plan More Seat Belt Enforcement

Police agencies in the Midwest are among those planning stepped up enforcement of seat belt and other traffic safety laws around Thanksgiving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says state police from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio are participating …

Delaware Legal Challenge from Tobacco Companies Dropped

A legal challenge to Delaware’s enforcement of a 1998 settlement between the states and tobacco manufacturers has been dropped. The development was announced on Wednesday by the Delaware Department of Justice. It says that the tobacco companies had argued that …

Michigan Campaign Focuses on Commercial Vehicle Drivers

Michigan State Police motor carriers will focus enforcement in the coming week on commercial vehicle moving violations, seat belt use and driver inspections. Operation Safe Driver began Sunday and runs through Oct. 22. The national effort is aimed at reducing …

Texting and Driving Enforcement Challenges N.D. Highway Patrol

While the number of citations given by state troopers for texting and driving has steadily increased in Minnesota, the North Dakota Highway Patrol says enforcing its own recently enacted texting law has been a challenge. The North Dakota Highway Patrol …

Nuclear Agency’s Board Adopts Safety Plan

A 35-nation meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency on Tuesday adopted a post-Fukushima nuclear safety plan – despite gripes by influential member nations that it to too timid for making compliance voluntary. Germany and several other EU states – as …

FAA to Increase Checks of Glider Flights in Hawaii

The Federal Aviation Administration is stepping up enforcement of flight regulations of powered hang gliders in Hawaii. A stricter surveillance plan was announced Friday by officials in the wake of several recent crashes. Nick Reyes, FAA western-Pacific flight standards manager, …