Illinois Republicans announce ‘sanctuary’ status to fight gun restrictions

Numerous jurisdictions in Illinois have declared themselves “sanctuary counties” for gun owners, co-opting the immigration term to push back against possible attempts by the state to pass gun restrictions. Not surprisingly, the move is rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of what sanctuary cities actually do….

Boulder becomes first landlocked city to sue companies over climate change

On Tuesday, the city of Boulder, Colorado — along with the nearby counties of Boulder and San Miguel — filed a lawsuit against two of the largest fossil fuel companies in the world over their role in perpetuating climate change. The lawsuit, which takes its…

Oklahoma teachers say it’s time for higher pay and for businesses to pay their ‘fair share’

As West Virginia teachers in all of the state’s 55 counties continue to strike, Oklahoma teachers are on the brink of doing the same. Oklahoma teachers, who want higher salaries and better health insurance, have discussed starting statewide school closures in the first week of…