EPA Investigating GenX Production at Chemours’ North Carolina Plant

Article 0 Comments A chemical maker’s North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week. The Chemours Co. also failed to provide information showing when the company learned […]

Data Breach in Arizona Hits Restaurants, Hotels

Article 0 Comments A data breach may have compromised the personal information of customers who patronized any of 50 Arizona businesses last month. North Country Business Products says an investigation of “suspicious activity” led to the discovery that an unauthorized party deployed malware to numerous businesses it serves. The outside […]

South Carolina Officials, MADD Push Stricter DUI Legislation

Article 0 Comments South Carolina officials have joined members of Mothers Against Drunk Driving in support of stricter DUI legislation. Gov. Henry McMaster, law enforcement and some members of the General Assembly joined that group Feb. 12 on the Statehouse grounds in support of an ignition interlock measure to require […]

NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as Top Workers’ Comp Drug in California

Article 0 Comments Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, have supplanted opioids as the most common therapeutic drug group prescribed to injured workers in California, according to a new California Workers’ Compensation Institute study. The study also finds that payment data show that both dermatological medications and anticonvulsants now rank ahead of […]

$6B in Marijuana Sales in Colorado Since 2014

Article 0 Comments Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. The figures released this week represent sales through the end of 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 billion of marijuana for medical or adult […]

Videogame Maker Asks Judge to Toss California Suit Filed over Rapper’s Dance

Article 0 Comments The makers of “Fortnite” have asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from a rapper who says the video game is illegally using a dance he created. Epic Games filed the motion Monday to dismiss the lawsuit filed in December by 2 Milly, a Brooklyn-based […]

Georgia Apartment Fire Damages 15 Units, Displaces 30 People

Article 0 Comments More than 30 people have been forced from their home in an apartment fire near Atlanta. Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services told news outlets the fire was reported around 3:45 p.m. Saturday near Lawrenceville. No injuries were reported in the fire that damaged 15 units. Residents had […]

Hawaii Drunken Driving Bill Would Prohibit Alcohol Purchase for 3 Years

Article 0 Comments Hawaii lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow judges to prohibit people convicted of drunken driving from purchasing or publicly consuming alcohol for three years after their conviction. The measure, introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Chris Lee, has yet to be heard by the House Finance […]

Firefighters Endangered During California Blaze, New Report Shows

Article 0 Comments Poor communication, short staffing and infighting among agencies may have endangered firefighters who nearly died during the massive Mendocino Complex of wildfires in Northern California, according to a new report released. The Los Angeles Times reported that staff from three fire agencies examined an Aug. 19 incident […]

Another California Utility One Wildfire Away From Ruin

Article 0 Comments The warning couldn’t have been clearer. As PG&E Corp. plunged into bankruptcy last month, S&P Global Ratings slashed credit grades almost to junk status for California’s two other big electric utilities, owned by Sempra Energy and Edison International, and said they could go lower. The reason: inverse […]