Nick Timiraos

States May Raze Court’s Domain Ruling

By: - July 15, 2005

Policy makers from Texas to New Jersey have similar responses to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that makes it easier for the government to seize private property through eminent domain: no thanks. The decision was seen initially as a loss for private property owners, but it may lead to a backlash. A groundswell of support […]

Wine Ruling Uncorks State Response

By: - July 8, 2005

Veteran Washington state vintner Mike Januik received a glut of requests for his Columbia Valley wines in the days following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Internet sales of wine. But he isn’t popping the cork yet – the decision only threw the issue of direct shipping back to state legislatures. “Until every state decides […]

Vermont Leads in Per-Capita War Deaths

By: - July 1, 2005

Americans celebrate Independence Day this weekend at a time when the country remains in a war that has claimed 1,741 American lives. Two states share the distinction of having suffered the most casualties in the Iraq War, depending on how losses are counted. California, the nation’s most populous state, has the most casualties in Operation […]

Youth’s Capitol Quest Nets Mixed Results

By: - June 17, 2005

Send a dollar and a stamp to America’s governors asking for picture postcards of their state capitols and you might be surprised by what you’ll receive – if you receive anything at all. Hoping to complete an unfinished state capitol postcard collection that he’d inherited from his grandmother, high school student David Wheatley sent handwritten […]