Colorado is set to become the first U.S. state to regulate and tax sales of recreational marijuana, after lawmakers approved several bills that set business standards and rules. Legislators expect enforcement of the rules to be paid for by two taxes on marijuana ‚ÄĒ a 15 percent excise tax, and a 10 percent sales tax.
Other measures included in the package set limits on how much marijuana visitors to Colorado can buy (a quarter of an ounce), as well as a limit on how many cannabis plants a private citizen can grow (six).
Bill Beckett talks with¬†Blayne¬†Weaver,¬†Partick¬†Kirton¬†and Jason Guy, the three cast members featured in the new production by the River City Repertory¬†Theatre¬†of "ART,' ¬†a play by¬†Yasmina¬†Reza, which opens tonight at 7:30 at the East Bank¬†Theatre¬†in Bossier City. For show times and ticket information visit the¬†River City Repertory¬†Theatre¬†or call 318-868-5888.
As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe focuses on boosting his country's bottom line, a lingerie company is hoping to give Japan a different type of lift.
The "Branomics Bra" from Triumph International is a play on Abe's economic policy known as "Abenomics." The company says the garment has a "growth strategy" to help bust Japan's persistent inflation problem, according to Reuters.
When Cleveland officials announced charges against Ariel Castro ‚ÄĒ the suspected kidnapper of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight ‚ÄĒ prosecutor Victor Perez wanted to make sure people knew where the city's "Puerto Rican community" stood.
Ray Harryhausen, who died Tuesday in London at age 92, became fascinated with animation after seeing King Kong in 1933. He went on to create some of the most memorable monsters of old Hollywood, from dinosaurs to mythological creatures.
His monsters, however, were never completely divorced from the real world.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart spoke out earlier this week about lessons she hopes others will learn from her ordeal, including how to talk to young women about sex. We'll speak with a writer and blogger who shares Smart's Mormon faith about this in just a few minutes.
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has added a new feature to its expanding digital encyclopedia of Louisiana history and culture -- KnowLA. The LEH is distributing downloadable QR codes to museums statewide. The barcode can be printed and mounted alongside artwork. By scanning it with a smartphone, it takes the viewer from the static piece of art into the rich, interconnected encyclopedia entry.¬†¬†LEH president Michael Sartisky said there are 276 artist entries in KnowLA -- all of them with QR codes ‚Äď from folk artist Clementine Hunter to Shreveport illustrator Bill Joyce.
Airs Thursday, May 9 at 11 a.m.¬†Join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir as they Celebrate the Joys of Mother with glorious works such as Gently Raise the Sacred Strain, Morning Has Broken, the Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel, All Through the Night, Hush Little Baby, I Often Go Walking, You Raise Me Up, It's a Grand Night for Singing from State Fair, As the Dew from Heaven, and¬†God Be with You 'Till We Meet.