Obama Administration Releases Self-Driving Car Guidelines

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its Federal Automated Vehicles policy Monday, detailing its 15-point Safety Assessment and guidelines, which were created to help manufacturers meet safety requirements and prepare the public for driverless cars on the roads.

Self-driving cars (Angelo Merendino / AFP / Getty)

Fresno Bee Blasts Marijuana Industry for Harming Environment

The Fresno Bee has published an editorial blasting marijuana growers, noting the environmental impact of marijuana farms around the state of California and the catastrophic ecological impact effect of 18 years of medical marijuana legalization, including “exacerbating the drought.”

Watering Marijuana (Pete Starman / Getty)

Oppressive Taxes and Regulations Killing Upstate New York Economy

Oppressive government regulations and taxes beating down Upstate New Yorkers have assaulted the region for years, leaving cities like Binghamton on the path to Detroit-level devastation. However, all is not lost. The hope of prosperity is evidenced in the success of less regulated and prosperous Native American tribe businesses in the state.

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