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September 30th

A look at California's landmark plastic bag ban

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags, following the lead of more than 100 California cities and counties. The fight between environmentalists and manufacturers is not over, as plastic bag makers vow to take their opposition to the ballot box.

Here are some key things to know about the landmark legislation:

WHAT DOES THE LAW DO?

Severe storms to ignite from Texas to Minnesota Tuesday

September 30, 2014

AccuWeather reports  the same system that brought severe weather to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains on Monday will deliver another round of severe storms to the Plains on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms are set to erupt from eastern South Dakota to the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday afternoon before weakening and tracking eastward during the overnight hours.

Due to the timing of the storms, wind, rain and hail may impact traffic along portions of I-29, I-70, I-35, and I-27 around the same time as the evening commute.

Jeb Bush talks education for Arkansas GOP hopeful

September 30, 2014

SHERWOOD — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised education proposals from gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas Tuesday despite differences between the Republicans on key school reforms, as the potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate stepped up campaigning for Republicans in tight races ahead of the midterm elections.

 

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