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Fix Baxter Street (or get out of our Waze)
Apps like Waze route drivers over Baxter Street, which features a 32-percent grade street dating back to the 19th century. Accidents and property damage are increasing, because neither the apps’ traffic algorithms nor Los Angeles road signs account for Baxter’s dangerous configuration.
Legal Ade: Save America’s Lemonade Stands
Kids across the country are getting busted for operating lemonade stands without a permit. May 29, 2018 – Denver police shut down a lemonade stand that two young children were running to raise money to help a 5-year-old Indonesian child. June 8, 2015 – The Chief of Police in little Overton, Texas, informed 7- and 8-year-old sisters that their lemonade stand violated the town’s ordinances unless they obtained a $150 “peddler’s permit.”
Should Short Term Rentals Like Airbnb Pay Taxes Like Hotels?
Many Honolulu businesses and consumers think the time has come to tax Airbnb and other short-term rental sites with the same oversight and transparency as hotels. According to a Hawaii Tourism Authority report, Airbnb is the third largest vacation rental platform in the state.The Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice found one out of every 24 housing units in the state is a vacation rental.
Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Under Section 232
Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!