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Murder of South Carolina College Student Prompts Uber Safety Changes
Uber Technologies Inc. said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer’s car mistakenly believing it was her ride. The …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 4:59 PM
NOAA Upgrades Hurricane Michael to Category 5
Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992. The announcement by the …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 4:58 PM
Study Shows Wisconsin’s Workforce Population Threaten by Migration
Wisconsin has seen a steep decline in net migration of families with children and this could be problematic for efforts to replace the state’s aging workforce, according to a new report. The Wisconsin Counties Association’s nonpartisan research arm, Forward Analytics, …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 3:17 PM
Montana Passes Workers’ Compensation Law for Firefighters
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed a bill to make it easier for firefighters to receive workers’ compensation for cancer and other occupational diseases. The bill signing ends a 20-year fight for firefighters’ workers’ compensation claims to be presumed valid …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 3:09 PM
Oklahoma Passes Law Hiking Turnpike, Highway Speeds
Legislation that increases speed limits on Oklahoma turnpikes and some state highways has been signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill signed by Stitt last week increases turnpike speed limits from 75 to 80 mph and from 70 …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 3:02 PM
City Council in Hawaii Advances Vacation Rental Bills
The Honolulu City Council has advanced two bills aimed at providing regulations on short-term vacation rentals on Oahu. Both bills now go back to the Council Planning Committee, as interim Council Chairwoman Ann Kobayashi proposes a new draft of Bill …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 2:52 PM
California Lawsuit Claims Dispensary Sold Pesticide-Tainted Pot
An unlicensed marijuana dispensary sold cannabis sprayed with a dangerous pesticide, the city of Los Angeles said in a lawsuit that’s part of a wide-ranging crackdown on illegal pot sales. Marijuana sold at Kush Club 20 contained paclobutrazol, a fungicide …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 2:50 PM
Oregon County Settles for $100K in Blue Lives Matter Flag Case
An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who sued after a co-worker pinned up a Blue Lives Matter flag in the office. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Karimah Guion-Pledgure alleged in her January lawsuit against Multnomah …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 2:48 PM
SCOR Global P&C Grows Reinsurance Premiums by 9.6% During April Renewals
SCOR Global P&C grew its gross written premiums by 9.6 percent, at constant exchange rates, to €548 million ($616 million), during the April 1 reinsurance renewals. In the aftermath of the events in 2018, catastrophe reinsurance treaties “responded rationally” during …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 2:45 PM
Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees
The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

POSTED APRIL 22, 2019 2:02 PM

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