Kiera Manion-Fischer

Twitter Becomes Political Tool

By: - April 30, 2009

Young people have been using Twitter, an online social networking tool, for three years to gossip among themselves in text messages or “tweets” of 140 characters or less. Now state government officials and agencies are tapping into its possibilities. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) used Twitter Tuesday (April 28) to let people know what his […]

States Consider Trans Fat Bans, Menu Labeling

By: - March 12, 2009

California lawmaker Tony Mendoza, a former public school teacher, worried about the increasing number of overweight young people he saw. So the Democratic assemblyman introduced legislation last year to ban “bad fats” from restaurant food, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed it into law. A second California law will force restaurants beginning July 1 to […]