1,400 illegal pot shops now open in NYC, already wreaking havoc

An astonishing 1,400 shops have popped up around New York City that are illegally selling cannabis products — a situation that alarmed lawmakers decried as the “Wild, Wild West” during a City City Council hearing Wednesday. City Sheriff Anthony Miranda and representatives of the NYPD testified that existing laws make it difficult to immediately close … Read more

Australia’s rental crisis: carers forced out of homes due to rent increases

Australians with caring responsibilities have emerged as key sufferers of the country’s rental crisis, as thousands of Aussies struggle to make ends meet — and even face homelessness — while caring for sick family members. Adelaide mum Anna Rowen is one of them. She works full-time in aged care while caring for her husband on … Read more

WF City Council votes no for Farmers Market Association alcohol sales

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) – City council denied a request to allow the Wichita Falls Farmers Market Association to sell alcohol. It’s a decision that shocked the association. “For the association, I would just like to express our surprise at the 6-1 vote and our disappointment,” Carol Castro, secretary of the Wichita Falls Farmers Market … Read more

Mayor Eric Adams’ office warns NYC lawmakers of Title 42 migrant surge

The number of migrants coming to the Big Apple is expected to snowball with the lifting of Title 42 this week – with 10 to 15 busloads of asylum seekers set to arrive in the next two days, according to dire warnings issued by Mayor Eric Adams and City Hall on Sunday. In an email … Read more

Melbourne tram stop roof gardens planned to increase CBD greenery

Some of Melbourne’s tram shelters will soon house rooftop gardens evoking the grasslands that once thrived in the area as part of a plan to re-introduce greenery to the bustling city centre. Key points: About 250 square meters of garden will be installed on Melbourne tram stop roofs by mid-2023 The grasses and flowers picked … Read more

Queensland feral cat found with bandicoot and crow in stomach

Startling findings have been made inside the stomach of a giant wild animal that was likened to a puma after being sighted earlier this year. The enormous feral cat was spotted near settlements on Moreton Island, off the coast of southeastern Queensland, in April, and it was captured in July. An investigation of its stomach … Read more

Edmonton city council passes additional winter shelter space in emotional committee meeting – Edmonton

In an emotional executive committee meeting Wednesday, Edmonton city council passed an increase in funding for additional winter shelter space, but not before expressing frustrations with the lack of planning and delayed timelines for solutions to help the city’s most vulnerable population. City officials proposed a solution to the winter shelter crisis: a small hotel, … Read more

LA City Council resumes meetings amid controversy – FOX 11 Los Angeles

LA City Council resumes meetings amid controversyFOX 11 Los Angeles Kevin de Leon sits for interview with Tavis Smiley while LA City Council holds in-person meetingKTLA 5 Latino leaders call for resignations over racist remarks while outlining ‘principled path’ to representationYahoo News View Full Coverage on Google News

LA City Counclimber Kevin de León says of constituents: ‘If I were to step down, then they’d have no voice in City Hall’

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — In an interview with ABC7’s Marc Brown on Friday, embattled Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de León discussed his decision to remain in office despite widespread calls for him to resign. The pressure for De León to step down stems from his involvement in a recorded conversation in which Latino officials … Read more