Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.
The rise and fall of the South, as staged in the backyard of West St. Paul councilman Ed Hansen.
San Francisco hopes to honor “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” on Valentine's Day.
Plus, Tucson kills its Mexican American Studies program to comply with state law; Gulfport, Mississippi, clears out lawn couches; a meat thief is banned in Britain.
The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.
America's mayors have joined up to battle criminal-gun trafficking... and to make entertaining football commercials, apparently.
This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.
Also, Bogota outlaws public handguns; L.A. says no to beach football; a palm-reading aptitude test is no longer acceptable in China; and Hoboken bans Snookie.
Janice Daniels, the tea party mayor of Troy, Michigan, recently said something bad about homosexual people at a student forum on bullying and suicide. But what was it, exactly?
He’s seeking a “strong-mayor” system, but opponents of the plan have prevented it from happening since 2008.
Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.
The East Haven mayor has apologized for seeming to suggest his city's racial ills could be cured with delicious Mexican food.
Deep in debt, Harrisburg looks to its new 23-year-old treasurer
The city council went ahead and voted to accept millions in federal money Tuesday, despite the mayor's objections
Sheboygan's embattled mayor, who's Internet famous for epic displays of public drunkenness, survived the first stage of a recall effort on Tuesday
This football season, some go all in
The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better
Escondido is almost half Latino, but has elected only one Hispanic city councilman in 120 years. A new lawsuit aims to change that
Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.