Both chambers of the Colorado legislature have passed a bill legalizing the composting of human remains as an after-death alternative to burial and cremation, sending the measure to the desk of Gov. Jared Polis Jared Schutz Polis Colorado extends mask mandate, loosens restrictions for vaccinated Colorado state reps unanimously advance bill to allow to-go cocktails Colorado legislature passes bill to allow human composting MORE (D) for his signature. “What can be more personal than the right to decide how your own body is dispensed with after death, and this bill empowers individuals with another choice and I will sign it," Polis told The Hill on Thursday. The Colorado House passed the bill on Tuesday on a 45-18 vote. It passed unanimously through the state Senate in March. The legislation authorizes human remains to be converted to soil using a container that accelerates the process of biological decomposition, also known as "natural reduction.” It … [Read more...] about Colorado legislature passes bill to allow human composting
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close Video Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines for April 9 Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. EXCLUSIVE: Karen Fraser had no idea what was going on when police arrived at her home and said she had five minutes to leave. "Half of me was backing away and staring in horror," she told Fox News. "The other half was trying to think clearly. They didn’t have a search warrant and I was fully aware of it. I really didn’t have to pay any attention to them if I didn’t want to." "But when the officer said a serious crime had been committed and Bruce McArthur had been arrested, I then knew it was serious," she continued. "The officer was clearly upset so something big was happening. That was the first of many decisions, to have faith in the system. So we cooperated and left." In 2018, McArthur was accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in … [Read more...] about Canadian serial killer Bruce McArthur used landscape planters as a graveyard to bury human remains: doc
For people, policy and Colorado politics What’s The Spot? You’re reading an installment of our weekly politics newsletter. Sign up here to get it delivered straight in your inbox . As President Joe Biden spoke about mass shootings and gun control during an address to Congress on Wednesday night, C-SPAN cameras cut to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert shaking her head, looking down at her phone and tweeting, “Shall not be infringed.” Biden’s speech — which briefly mentioned the Boulder shooting — gave Colorado Democrats much to clap for, as expected. Rep. Jason Crow liked the talk about gun control and immigration, and Rep. Diana DeGette was glad he mentioned medical research and climate change. Sen. Michael Bennet appreciated a shoutout for the child tax credit, a major legislative priority of his. But the event was also an opportunity for the attention-grabbing Boebert to, well, grab attention. As Biden’s remarks turned to immigration, Boebert noisily unfurled a space … [Read more...] about The Spot: Lauren Boebert’s latest moment in the spotlight
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 4 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A man has reportedly retaliated against a neighbor with cow dung in a small Michigan town . Wayne Lambarth, the neighbor who claims a 250-foot wall of manure was erected following a property line dispute he had with a fellow farm owner last year, according to FOX 2 Detroit . The unusual divider separates the two properties in Lodi Township, a civil township situated inside Washtenaw County, Mich. IMPATIENT PET COW MOOS LOUDLY AT FARMER'S WINDOW EVERY DAY FOR MORNING HUG Aside from serving as a physical divider, Lambarth and his tenants told FOX 2 the manure wall comes with a powerful stench. The farmer who built the wall, whose identity has remained anonymous, denied the organic structure is a "poop wall." "It's a compost fence," he reportedly told FOX 2. OREGON FARMER BAFFLES … [Read more...] about Michigan man builds ‘poop wall’ after dispute with neighbor: Report
Last week, rumors swirled that President Joe Biden Joe Biden Atlanta mayor won't run for reelection South Carolina governor to end pandemic unemployment benefits in June Airplane pollution set to soar with post-pandemic travel boom MORE had proposed a ban on burgers. The claims, first reported by UK tabloid The Daily Mail , led to audible gasps of outcry and sent many a meat lover on the defense. By now, news reports have surfaced the real story — Biden did not actually propose a plan to make Americans cut their beef intake in an effort to curb climate change. But, should he? What if that’s exactly what we need to save America and our world from the destructive perils of climate change? Even though Biden may not be encouraging us to cut beef, consider the mounting, emergent, and scientifically-grounded reasons for why we should do it anyway. The burger-banishing claims we heard last week were deciphered from a 2020 study , conducted by the University of … [Read more...] about Biden didn’t ban burgers, but should he?