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In scrapping its LGBTQ-related travel ban, California pivots to ‘hearts and minds’

BY: - October 3, 2023

In September, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom officially repealed California’s 2016 ban on state-funded travel to states with laws targeting LGBTQ+ people. The idea behind the ban — which applied to bureaucrats, lawmakers, academics and even college athletes — was to use California’s economic heft to dissuade other states from enacting such laws. By that metric, […]

New covid omicron variant ‘not a cause for panic,’ Biden says

BY: - November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden sought to reassure Americans on Monday about the latest COVID-19 variant, describing it as “a cause for concern, not a cause for panic.” Biden did not announce any new travel restrictions or other federal actions during his brief remarks from the White House. Instead, he urged Americans to get a booster […]


Weekend humor from Celia Rivenbark: COVID-19 provides a lesson for Southerners

BY: - July 11, 2020

The news that my favorite city to visit is slamming the drapes shut, killing the lights and pretending they’re not home has pinched my pride a bit. I can’t honestly blame New York, though. We Southern states have misbehaved and now we’re in “time out” like a bunch of moonshine-addled toddlers because of a mighty […]


BREAKING: Appeals Court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

BY: - February 9, 2017

News agencies are reporting the great news that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled against the Trump administration in its effort to reinstate the travel ban struck down by a District Court in Seattle. This is from Associated Press and “A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President […]

Communities rally around uncertain immigration future

BY: - February 3, 2017

Immigration has been at the forefront of news coverage this week in the wake of President Donald Trump signing executive orders banning refugee resettlement and travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. The orders have been successfully challenged in many courts across the nation, and today, a federal judge in Michigan ordered that officials temporarily halt enforcement of the new […]

NC ACLU files public information request to find out more about enforcement of Trump’s travel ban

BY: - February 2, 2017

The ACLU of North Carolina filed a Freedom of Information Act request Thursday with the local U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Atlanta to find out more about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The organization said in a media release that it wants to “expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the […]

ACLU of NC sees outpouring of support in wake of Trump’s travel ban; attorneys ready to help those affected

BY: - January 30, 2017

The ACLU of North Carolina received an outpouring of support over the weekend, not just in new memberships and donations but also from folks who want to volunteer and get involved, according to communications director Mike Meno. The support comes as the ACLU and other legal groups successfully challenged President Donald Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority […]