Newspaper reports say the Department of Trade and Industry has inspected the helmets of only 30 percent of registered motorcycle owners in the National Capital Region. Outside NCR, the rate is even lower—only 25 percent.
It was a scene straight out of a typical school day 15, 20 or even 30 years ago. Groups of girls, large and small, were gathered in circles, chattering away. And to complete it, the requisite warning: “Girls! Please be quiet! You are being too noisy!”
Colorado gave a lonely reception to marijuana when it became the second U.S. state to legalize the drug. Just as state officials planned. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday quietly removed the final barrier to legalization by declaring that an amendment passed by voters in November was officially part of the state constitution. He announced the move on Twitter and email after the fact. In response, a handful of marijuana activists celebrated by toking up on the Capitol steps, but there were no crowds and little fanfare.