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Viewpoint: The Rules That Made U.S. Roads So Deadly

A 25-year-old Yale Law student. A crossing guard. A 78-year-old woman. A high-school teacher. These are but four of the pedestrians and bikers counted among the 310 motor-vehicle-related deaths seen in 2020 in Connecticut, where I live. Our state saw …

Maine Landlord’s Appeal in Fatal Fire Cites Vague Fire Codes

A landlord who was convicted of code violations stemming from Maine’s deadliest fire in decades filed a brief in his appeals case citing a vague fire safety code as a factor in the blaze. Gregory Nisbet was convicted following the …

Fire Codes Getting Tougher After Damaging Colorado Fire

Fire codes could be getting stricter in the Colorado Springs neighborhood devastated by last summer’s Waldo Canyon Fire. The Gazette reports that Colorado Springs’ city council has given preliminary approval to fire code changes to make homes more fire resistant …

Fire Codes Push Live Tree for Kansas Governor Outside

As a former Kansas agriculture secretary, Gov. Sam Brownback is a booster of live Christmas trees grown in his state, but he said Friday he had to bow to state fire codes when it came to displaying one in his …