<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - auto]]> http://gazette.com/rss/auto Fri, 22 May 2015 07:06:27 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.78 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.78-per-gallon/article/feed/235974?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.78-per-gallon/article/feed/235974?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher again at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.78 a gallon. That's an increase of nearly 3 cents from last week.

This week's national average also is $2.73 per gallon, up by more than 5 cents from last week.

Triple-A analysts say Arizona fuel prices are 70 cents per gallon lower compared to last year at this time heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.46 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.99.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.4

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are higher again at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.78 a gallon. That's an increase of nearly 3 cents from last week.

This week's national average also is $2.73 per gallon, up by more than 5 cents from last week.

Triple-A analysts say Arizona fuel prices are 70 cents per gallon lower compared to last year at this time heading into the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.46 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.99.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.4]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 15:31:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Pennsylvania]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-pennsylvania/article/feed/178272?custom_click=rss Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

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PARENTS SHOULD HAVE DISCRETION ON ALLOWING THEIR TEEN CHILDREN TO DRINK IN THE HOME

For teenagers, there are dangerous driving days ahead.

According to AAA, the most deadly dates on the road for teens during warm-weather months are May 20, May 23, June 10, July 4, July 9, Aug. 8 and Aug. 14, based on a five-year study.

In other words, proms, graduations and the associated celebrations combined with warm temperatures and youthful hubris lead to young people making bad decisions. Those decisions often involve driving at high speeds and alcohol.

Some parents believe a responsible way to keep their children safe is to allow them to drink at home, where activities ca

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PARENTS SHOULD HAVE DISCRETION ON ALLOWING THEIR TEEN CHILDREN TO DRINK IN THE HOME

For teenagers, there are dangerous driving days ahead.

According to AAA, the most deadly dates on the road for teens during warm-weather months are May 20, May 23, June 10, July 4, July 9, Aug. 8 and Aug. 14, based on a five-year study.

In other words, proms, graduations and the associated celebrations combined with warm temperatures and youthful hubris lead to young people making bad decisions. Those decisions often involve driving at high speeds and alcohol.

Some parents believe a responsible way to keep their children safe is to allow them to drink at home, where activities ca]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 09:16:28 -0600 <![CDATA[Business Highlights]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/business-highlights/article/feed/22010?custom_click=rss ___

Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

The chemical that inflates the air bags can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal inflator and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

The faulty inflators are responsible for six deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.

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From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

HONG KONG (AP) — Since the U.S.

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Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

The chemical that inflates the air bags can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal inflator and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

The faulty inflators are responsible for six deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide.

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From German wineries to Chinese factories, US dollar echoing

HONG KONG (AP) — Since the U.S.]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 18:31:15 -0600 <![CDATA[Gas prices go up about a penny in New Hampshire]]> http://gazette.com/gas-prices-go-up-about-a-penny-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/234595?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gas-prices-go-up-about-a-penny-in-new-hampshire/article/feed/234595?custom_click=rss CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have gone up 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.60.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in the state, says that's 11 cents less than the national average, which increased 5 cents to $2.71 a gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are about $1.01 per gallon lower than they were a year ago and are nearly 22.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average increased 26.9 cents per gallon in the last month and stands 94 cents a gallon less compared to a year ago.

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]]> CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices in New Hampshire have gone up 1.1 cents per gallon in the past week, to an average of $2.60.

Gasbuddy.com, which surveyed 875 gas stations in the state, says that's 11 cents less than the national average, which increased 5 cents to $2.71 a gallon.

Gas prices in New Hampshire are about $1.01 per gallon lower than they were a year ago and are nearly 22.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

The national average increased 26.9 cents per gallon in the last month and stands 94 cents a gallon less compared to a year ago.]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:48:55 -0600 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices down slightly]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-down-slightly/article/feed/234205?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-down-slightly/article/feed/234205?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Memorial Day weekend is just a week away and drivers are seeing prices at the pumps in New Jersey hold steady.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.51, down a penny from last week. That's much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.51.

The national average price on Friday was $2.69, up 3 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.64.

Analysts say the higher pump prices since March are due to slowing U.S. production, a weakened dollar and speculation of growth in China.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Memorial Day weekend is just a week away and drivers are seeing prices at the pumps in New Jersey hold steady.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.51, down a penny from last week. That's much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.51.

The national average price on Friday was $2.69, up 3 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.64.

Analysts say the higher pump prices since March are due to slowing U.S. production, a weakened dollar and speculation of growth in China.]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 11:30:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Georgia editorial roundup]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/georgia-editorial-roundup/article/feed/233290?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/georgia-editorial-roundup/article/feed/233290?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers:

May 10

The Times, Gainesville, Georgia, on free speech:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

That nursery rhyme chant reminded kids of a certain generation that words, while they may be hurtful at times, aren't as harmful as violent acts, and we are able to choose how we react to them.

If only today's adults throughout the world believed that as well.

Today's debate over free expression has too often crossed the line from a mere exchange of ideas and words, however harsh and angry they may be at times, into real violence.

Such was the case in January when Islamic extremists attacked the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satiri

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May 10

The Times, Gainesville, Georgia, on free speech:

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

That nursery rhyme chant reminded kids of a certain generation that words, while they may be hurtful at times, aren't as harmful as violent acts, and we are able to choose how we react to them.

If only today's adults throughout the world believed that as well.

Today's debate over free expression has too often crossed the line from a mere exchange of ideas and words, however harsh and angry they may be at times, into real violence.

Such was the case in January when Islamic extremists attacked the offices of the Charlie Hebdo satiri]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:01:51 -0600 <![CDATA[South Carolina editorial roundup]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/south-carolina-editorial-roundup/article/feed/233226?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/south-carolina-editorial-roundup/article/feed/233226?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:

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May 13

Aiken (South Carolina) Standard on hospitality tax:

The hospitality tax passed by Aiken City Council on Monday will only be good for our economy if it's tied to astute and forward-thinking decision making.

Setting clear objectives is a must, which involves using revenue from this tax specifically to reinvest in our community.

City officials have indicated that the anticipated revenue — at least $1.2 million per year — would not be lumped into the general fund, but instead placed into an "economic investment" budget. This is a smart approach, especially given the impression among some residents that certain projects guided by the city have

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May 13

Aiken (South Carolina) Standard on hospitality tax:

The hospitality tax passed by Aiken City Council on Monday will only be good for our economy if it's tied to astute and forward-thinking decision making.

Setting clear objectives is a must, which involves using revenue from this tax specifically to reinvest in our community.

City officials have indicated that the anticipated revenue — at least $1.2 million per year — would not be lumped into the general fund, but instead placed into an "economic investment" budget. This is a smart approach, especially given the impression among some residents that certain projects guided by the city have]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 18:17:19 -0600 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices still rising]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-rising/article/feed/207031?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-still-rising/article/feed/207031?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are still seeing higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.52, up 6 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.53.

This marks the fifth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.66, up 6 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.67.

Analysts say the higher pump prices are mostly due to rising crude oil prices.

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AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.52, up 6 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.53.

This marks the fifth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.66, up 6 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.67.

Analysts say the higher pump prices are mostly due to rising crude oil prices.]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 10:45:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Gov. Deal signs bill giving tax break to Mercedes-Benz]]> http://gazette.com/gov.-deal-signs-bill-giving-tax-break-to-mercedes-benz/article/feed/230870?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gov.-deal-signs-bill-giving-tax-break-to-mercedes-benz/article/feed/230870?custom_click=rss ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill granting a special tax break to automaker Mercedes-Benz.

He signed the bill Wednesday without fanfare, ceremony or an announcement.

It originally was drafted to revise the procedures by which counties appraise property and handle appeals of tax assessments. But late in the session, and with only a few legislators in the know, an amendment was added granting a $1.26 million annual tax break for Mercedes-Benz.

The German company isn't mentioned by name in the bill, but state officials have acknowledged only Mercedes-Benz is eligible for the special tax treatment.

The amendment exempts Mercedes' workers from paying the required state fees when they get a leased comp

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]]> ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill granting a special tax break to automaker Mercedes-Benz.

He signed the bill Wednesday without fanfare, ceremony or an announcement.

It originally was drafted to revise the procedures by which counties appraise property and handle appeals of tax assessments. But late in the session, and with only a few legislators in the know, an amendment was added granting a $1.26 million annual tax break for Mercedes-Benz.

The German company isn't mentioned by name in the bill, but state officials have acknowledged only Mercedes-Benz is eligible for the special tax treatment.

The amendment exempts Mercedes' workers from paying the required state fees when they get a leased comp]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 16:16:04 -0600 <![CDATA[DC metro gas prices up 8 cents from last week]]> http://gazette.com/dc-metro-gas-prices-up-8-cents-from-last-week/article/feed/229969?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dc-metro-gas-prices-up-8-cents-from-last-week/article/feed/229969?custom_click=rss WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago.

In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.58, up from $2.50 a week ago. The price is $1.10 lower than this time a year ago, when the price was $3.68.

The price of gas in the metro area is 4 cents below the national average of $2.62.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the District of Columbia alone is $2.70, up 7 cents from a week ago.

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]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago.

In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $2.58, up from $2.50 a week ago. The price is $1.10 lower than this time a year ago, when the price was $3.68.

The price of gas in the metro area is 4 cents below the national average of $2.62.

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the District of Columbia alone is $2.70, up 7 cents from a week ago.]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:16:55 -0600 <![CDATA[AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey gas prices rise sharply]]> http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-rise-sharply/article/feed/226984?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aaa-mid-atlantic-new-jersey-gas-prices-rise-sharply/article/feed/226984?custom_click=rss TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are still seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.46, up 10 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.55.

This marks the fourth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.60, up 9 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.69.

Analysts say the higher pump prices are mostly due to rising crude oil prices.

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]]> TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are still seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.46, up 10 cents from last week. But that's still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.55.

This marks the fourth straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey.

The national average price on Friday was $2.60, up 9 cents from last week. But that's also much lower than the national average from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.69.

Analysts say the higher pump prices are mostly due to rising crude oil prices.]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 10:47:56 -0600 <![CDATA[California May Day activists rally on police, labor issues]]> http://gazette.com/california-may-day-activists-rally-on-police-labor-issues/article/feed/229375?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/california-may-day-activists-rally-on-police-labor-issues/article/feed/229375?custom_click=rss OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of May Day protesters decried racism, police brutality and income inequality on Friday in a plaza outside Oakland City Hall.

It was one of several peaceful demonstrations by labor, immigrant and civil rights activists in cities across California, though by late Friday a small group of protesters in Oakland broke windows of banks, bars, fast food restaurants and car dealerships.

The protest in Oakland started with a loud, sign-waving march from the Port of Oakland to Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, where it ended peacefully.

Some of the demonstrators held signs reading "Racism is the Disease," ''Black Lives Matter" and "Stop Police Brutality." Others said they wanted better wages

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]]> OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of May Day protesters decried racism, police brutality and income inequality on Friday in a plaza outside Oakland City Hall.

It was one of several peaceful demonstrations by labor, immigrant and civil rights activists in cities across California, though by late Friday a small group of protesters in Oakland broke windows of banks, bars, fast food restaurants and car dealerships.

The protest in Oakland started with a loud, sign-waving march from the Port of Oakland to Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland, where it ended peacefully.

Some of the demonstrators held signs reading "Racism is the Disease," ''Black Lives Matter" and "Stop Police Brutality." Others said they wanted better wages ]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 02:31:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Editorials from around Oregon]]> By Associated Press http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/209930?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/editorials-from-around-oregon/article/feed/209930?custom_click=rss Albany Democrat-Herald, April 27, on citizens videotaping police

We've spent a lot of time in this legislative session tracking a bill regarding the use of body cameras worn by police offices and whether the recordings from those should be public. We have news to report about that measure, but this particular bill is not the only pending legislation regarding video and the criminal justice system.

The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a bill that says that merely videotaping a police, parole or probation officer does not constitute the crime of interfering with the official's duties. The bill, House Bill 2704, moves to the full House.

It's commonplace to have a citizen (or a bystander) make a video of an enco

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]]> Albany Democrat-Herald, April 27, on citizens videotaping police

We've spent a lot of time in this legislative session tracking a bill regarding the use of body cameras worn by police offices and whether the recordings from those should be public. We have news to report about that measure, but this particular bill is not the only pending legislation regarding video and the criminal justice system.

The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a bill that says that merely videotaping a police, parole or probation officer does not constitute the crime of interfering with the official's duties. The bill, House Bill 2704, moves to the full House.

It's commonplace to have a citizen (or a bystander) make a video of an enco]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:50:47 -0600 <![CDATA[Gasoline prices in Arizona at $2.43 per gallon]]> http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.43-per-gallon/article/feed/226414?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/gasoline-prices-in-arizona-at-2.43-per-gallon/article/feed/226414?custom_click=rss PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are sharply higher at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.43 a gallon. That's an increase of more than a dime from last week.

This week's national average is $2.49 per gallon, up by more than 8 cents from last week.

Triple-A analysts say rising prices for crude oil and oil supplies plus unplanned refinery issues have pushed gasoline prices higher.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.20 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.63.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.24 a gallon with Calif

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]]> PHOENIX (AP) — Gasoline prices around Arizona are sharply higher at the pumps this week.

Officials with Triple-A Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $2.43 a gallon. That's an increase of more than a dime from last week.

This week's national average is $2.49 per gallon, up by more than 8 cents from last week.

Triple-A analysts say rising prices for crude oil and oil supplies plus unplanned refinery issues have pushed gasoline prices higher.

Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $2.20 a gallon and Flagstaff the highest at $2.63.

South Carolina has the lowest average gas prices among states in the continental U.S. at $2.24 a gallon with Calif]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:03:51 -0600 <![CDATA[Kentucky editorial roundup]]> By The Associated Press http://gazette.com/kentucky-editorial-roundup/article/feed/225949?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kentucky-editorial-roundup/article/feed/225949?custom_click=rss Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers:

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April 22

Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on McConnell keeping his promises:

Political candidates often make promises to voters.

All too often those campaign promises go by the wayside once a candidate is elected.

It's a sad reality in politics on local, state and federal levels.

For this reason, it is always uplifting to see politicians keep their word and their promises from the campaign trail.

One elected official who has done that is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

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April 22

Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on McConnell keeping his promises:

Political candidates often make promises to voters.

All too often those campaign promises go by the wayside once a candidate is elected.

It's a sad reality in politics on local, state and federal levels.

For this reason, it is always uplifting to see politicians keep their word and their promises from the campaign trail.

One elected official who has done that is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:15:53 -0600