Kansas governor touts power-pole transparency law in Wichita

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly visited a northeast Wichita neighborhood Thursday to promote a law she signed earlier this month requiring more transparency from utility companies before they run powerlines through urban areas.

“This is what good government looks like,” Kelly said. “It’s the public and private sector and private citizens working together to find solutions to problems.”

The law — formerly House Bill 2321 — was passed in response to a 2018 Evergy project in northeast Wichita. Evergy built 105-foot-tall steel poles in front lawns throughout a predominantly low-income, historically Black neighborhood in Wichita to support high-voltage lines connecting three

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As Ransomware Criminals Get More Ruthless, Experts Call for Multi-Pronged Response

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Political hand-wringing in Washington over Russia’s hacking of federal agencies and interference in U.S. politics has mostly overshadowed a worsening digital scourge with a far broader wallop: crippling and dispiriting extortionary ransomware attacks by cybercriminal mafias that mostly operate in foreign safe havens out of the reach of Western law enforcement.

Stricken in the United States alone last year were more than 100 federal, state and municipal agencies, upwards of 500 health care centers, 1,680 educational institutions and untold thousands of businesses, according to the cybersecurity firm Emsisoft. Dollar losses are in the tens of billions. Accurate numbers are elusive.

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Domestic Terrorism Law Being Weighed by Justice Department

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The Justice Department is “actively considering” whether to seek a new law that would let prosecutors bring specific charges for plotting and carrying out acts of domestic terrorism, a senior department official said.

“One of the things we’re looking at is would we need new authorities,” Brad Wiegmann, deputy assistant attorney general for the department’s national security division, said during a House hearing Thursday.

Wiegmann said the department has been successful using existing laws to fight domestic terrorism, such as bringing charges for offenses involving violations of weapons or explosives laws, hate crimes and arson. He said more than 430

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In review: the essentials of insurance and reinsurance law in Malta

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Insurance and reinsurance law

i Sources of law

The Maltese legal system has foundations in both English common law and civil law. The basis of insurance law is general contract law. There is no generic insurance contract law. However, in 2005, a number of amendments were added to the Maltese Civil Code aimed at regulating life insurance contracts.

Case law precedents are not binding and courts are free to interpret the law, which could result in the same issue being treated differently by the courts.

The elements of contract law are governed by civil law doctrine contained in

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Judges’ home addresses among info mistakenly exposed in Travis County

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A mistake by the Travis County clerk’s office resulted in the publication of protected personal information for hundreds of residents who voted in the current election — including state District Judge Julie Kocurek, whose near death in a shooting outside of her home in 2015 inspired a state law to clamp down on the release of such personal details.

A report published nightly by the county clerk’s office during the early voting period showed the identifies of everyone who submitted a ballot that day — and included the home addresses for some voters that should’ve been redacted, the clerk’s office

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