Bans

July 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The City Council in Oakland, California took its first, substantive steps toward banning the handling and storage of coal in the city.
NBC Bay Area
March 6, 2015, 7am PST
The sledding ban on Capitol Hill was too much for Washington, D.C. residents to bear. They brought wintertime fun to Congress on yesterday's snow day.
The Hill
January 11, 2015, 9am PST
Cities simply can't afford the lawsuits that follow sledding injuries. Time will tell how strictly such laws are enforced.
Quartz
December 9, 2013, 2pm PST
Did anyone think the final month of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's third, and final, term was going to wind down quietly? After taking on cigarettes, sodas, and trans fats, Bloomberg is going after plastic-foam food containers.
The New York Times
August 4, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city of Baldwin Park, California -- purported home of the world's first drive-thru -- is temporarily banning any new construction of drive-thrus to try to combat obesity.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 1, 2010, 9am PDT
The city has hundreds of houseboats on its waterways, but new shoreline regulations could prohibit any new houseboats.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 21, 2010, 11am PST
Certain fertilizers will be banned from use during summer months and rainy times of the year in Pinellas County, Florida after a recent ruling by the County Commission.
St. Petersburg Times
October 13, 2009, 11am PDT
Community activists are calling for a ban on new convenience stores in South Los Angeles, a lower income part of town that saw a ban on new fast food restaurants last year.
The Los Angeles Times