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The Times recommends: Vote no on misleading I-1634, the effort to ban local soda taxes

Backers of Initiative 1634 say the ballot measure is desperately needed to stop taxes ... by soda giants to override local decision-making when it comes to how to best combat obesity in local ... read more

She Took On Colombia’s Soda Industry. Then She Was Silenced.

Their organization, Educar Consumidores, was the most visible proponent of a proposed 20 percent tax on sugary drinks that was heading for a vote that month ... at the state and local levels since ... read more

Food Policy Experts Comment on Bests, Worsts, and What's to Come

1) These farmers are facing chronic low prices and low income with no help in sight ... activists at the state and local level will build off of their gains on issues such as local soda taxes, arguing ... read more

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Palo Alto eyes tax on sodas

Horowitz said that close to 40 percent of local fifth-graders are either overweight or obese, while nearly 40 percent of middle- and high-school students have reported drinking soda one or more times ... read more

Seattle Times Endorsements 2018

The editorial board endorses Dino Rossi for the 8th Congressional District seat. Re-elect Rep. Roger Goodman, D-Kirkland, to represent the 45th Legislative District in Position 1. Re-elect Larry ... read more

Firefighter responding to call killed in shooting

Law bans abortion except if there is a ‘serious health risk’ to the mother, with no exceptions for rape and incestThese 25 Republicans – all white men – just voted to ban abortion ... a filibuster in ... read more

Council plans plastic-bag crackdown

Taxes ... for his effort. The coalition will hold an information session June 24 in Park Slope with speakers including Mr. Lander, Sierra Club and Green Party officials, and Jennie Romer, who ... read more

When did saying no to soft drink become so hard?

There's no two ways about it. It's sugar laden ... In the West, we have access to the best fresh fruit and vegetables. If you make the effort to get to the local markets, fruit and vegetables are ... read more

The Absurdly Harsh Penalties That Sparked the Oregon Rancher Protest

Those terms were within the ranges recommended by federal sentencing guidelines that ... disagreed with Hogan, saying he had no choice but to impose five-year sentences on both men, since "a minimum ... read more

Bill Nye Had a Fixed View on GMOs. Then Something Happened.

Yes, GMOs vary in their efficacy and in the profits they make for Big Agro, but there’s no doubt that thousands of lives can be saved by adopting a GMO like golden rice. And, after all, breeders have ... read more

Palo Alto to ban plastic bags at stores, restaurants

With its vote, the council certified the environmental impact report and officially adopted an ordinance banning bags from local stores. The goals of the new ban are to reduce plastic-bag pollution in ... read more

KHN Morning Briefing

(Armstrong, 2/21) The New York Times: Sackler Testimony Appears To Conflict With Federal ... (Cooper, 2/21) NPR: U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped The governor of ... read more

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