The spirits of the hills: Oconee County’s first legal distillery in a century to open

The spirits of the hills: Oconee County’s first legal distillery in a century to open

LONG CREEK — “The water of life,” the early Irish monks who learned to distill fermented grain mash supposedly called it. By the time the Irish, the Scots and the Scot-Irish brought the making of it to the Appalachian Mountains of the American colonies, it had been whiskey for a long time and it flowed … Continue reading The spirits of the hills: Oconee County’s first legal distillery in a century to open

Immigrants in U.S. Illegally Are Given a Shot to Return to Their Professions Under California Law

Immigrants in U.S. Illegally Are Given a Shot to Return to Their Professions Under California Law

In Mexico, Marco Nava was a trained cosmetologist working in a salon. He specialized in hair styling and coloring. But for eight of the nine years since he came to the United States illegally, he toiled in the shadows, working as a field hand-harvesting grapes near Porterville. These days, Nava is back in an air-conditioned … Continue reading Immigrants in U.S. Illegally Are Given a Shot to Return to Their Professions Under California Law

North Carolina Republicans Vow To Defy Feds On Bathroom Law

North Carolina Republicans Vow To Defy Feds On Bathroom Law

The lawmakers say they won’t be “bullied” into meeting the U.S. Justice Department’s Monday deadline to change the law. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) – North Carolina Republicans Vow To Defy Feds On Bathroom Law. They refused to back down from a law regulating which restrooms can be used by transgender people after the federal government told … Continue reading North Carolina Republicans Vow To Defy Feds On Bathroom Law

Workplace Drug Test Policies Unaffected by Legalized Marijuana

Workplace Drug Test Policies Unaffected by Legalized Marijuana

Is a candidate thinking about sparking one up before starting a new job? They might want to reconsider! Legal experts agree that no matter how many places legalize marijuana, the American workforce should expect it to be regulated in a way similar to alcohol when it comes to their employers. Whether you believe mandatory drug … Continue reading Workplace Drug Test Policies Unaffected by Legalized Marijuana

What makes the USA think they have a right to violate International Law and put boots on the ground in Syria?

International Law

Residents and local administration officials in the northern Syrian town of Al-Hasakah rallied on Wednesday to protest against the illegal presence of 150 US troops in the Kurdish-controlled town of Rumeilan, Syrian SANA news agency reported. “We are categorically against the impermissible and flagrant violation of our country’s sovereignty. We will not allow American boots … Continue reading What makes the USA think they have a right to violate International Law and put boots on the ground in Syria?

All Your Questions About Bank Secrecy Law, Answered

Bank Secrecy Law

What is it? What awaits violators of the law? What types of accounts are covered? Is yours safe? Former US Ambassador to the Philippines Francis Ricciardone noted in his January 2005 cable that the bank secrecy laws of the Philippines are “among the strictest in the world.” This means that bank accounts in the country … Continue reading All Your Questions About Bank Secrecy Law, Answered