gun control

3:52pm

Wed January 30, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Golden Gate Bridge authority nixes toll-takers, Cal-OSHA fines refinery, and a bill to arm teachers

The toll booths on Golden Gate Bridge will no longer be staffed by humans during a testing period starting today.
Under CC license from Flickr user Yang and Yun

Human employees take a financial toll

Toll-takers on the Golden Gate Bridge are on their way out – human toll-takers, that is. Today marks the first day of a testing period for a new all-electronic toll collection system. In sixty days – if all goes according to plan – motorists crossing into San Francisco will have to use an automated payment system, or they will receive a bill by mail after the bridge authority takes a photo of their license plate.

Spokesperson Mary Currie says the change is mostly about the budget.

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12:00pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Gun control

East Bay Express: Teachers financing guns

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

The state teachers' retirement system is attempting to divest itself from a company that finances the manufacture of assault weapons like the one used at Sandy Hook Elementary School. But even if it does, it still won't be out of the gun business.

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7:55am

Thu January 17, 2013

4:24pm

Fri January 11, 2013
Arts & Culture

Turnstyle: How to frame the debate over video games and gun violence

Image courtesy of TurnstyleNews.com

The Penny Arcade Report’s Ben Kuchera has a powerhouse of an editorial up today.

Kuchera uses Quentin Tarantino’s stark refusal to play into an interviewer gambit to see his films– specifically the gun violence heavy Django Unchained – through the lens of the Sandy Hook massacare as a prototype for how game makers should deal with the mainstream press on the issue:

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12:00am

Thu July 26, 2012
Mass shootings

Today on Your Call: How should we respond to mass shootings?

On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the recent mass shooting in Colorado and how we should be responding.  There have been 60 mass shootings in the United States since January 2011.  President Obama believes the solution is in better enforcement of existing gun laws.   How have leaders of other nations responded to similar incidents of gun violence?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here. What could we do, as a society, to prevent gun violence?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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