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Delaware Panel Continues Talks on Legalized Pot

A state panel formed to consider issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana is resuming its work this week. Wednesday’s meeting of the task force will focus on public safety and criminal justice issues involving legalization. Presentations are scheduled from …

Steel Posts Being Installed Along Las Vegas Strip for Safety

Crews are installing the first set of bollard safety posts along the southern portion of the Las Vegas that are meant to keep pedestrians safe. Officials say the thick steel posts are capable of withstanding impact from a 15,000-pound vehicle …

Text and Crossing a Street in Honolulu Can Bring a Fine

Of all the beautiful scenery to see in Honolulu, officials want to make sure residents and tourists get a good look at the street. Honolulu became the largest city in the U.S. to make it illegal for people to look …

San Francisco Airport Experiences Another Air Canada Jet Safety Issue

Another Air Canada safety issue at San Francisco Airport is under investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration said this week it is investigating the second serious safety issue in three months involving an Air Canada passenger jet landing at San Francisco …

Shortcomings of Houston Fire Department Exposed by Harvey

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena says he already sees where he could have done things differently during Hurricane Harvey, including calling in about 500 extra firefighters, as an internal review of his department’s response to the storm’s floods is underway. …

Michigan Will Take Part in Public Safety Broadband Network

Michigan is opting into a national public safety broadband network. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley recently signed a letter for Michigan to participate in the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet. FirstNet, in partnership with AT&T, will build, operate and …

Rhode Island Parade Organizers Probe Accident at Oldest July 4th Fest

The committee that organizes the nation’s oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration says it’s trying to figure out how a woman was struck by a parade float and wants to prevent future accidents. The crash occurred Tuesday in Bristol, R.I. …

Swimming Pool Deaths Highlight Overlooked Insurance Need

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com We all know the dangers that lurk around swimming pools and encourage our insureds to do their very best to protect themselves and their loved ones. Sadly, even with the …

Regulator Fines Contractor Following Oregon Bridge Incident

A contractor has been fined nearly $200,000 for violations discovered after two workers were injured in a mishap on Portland, Ore.’s Ross Island Bridge. Oregon OSHA announced the penalty Monday, following an investigation that found nine safety violations. One of …

Oil Tank Blast in Colorado Kills Worker, Safety Questions Follow

An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado’s largest industries – …