Gambling http://www.kunc.org en Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot http://www.kunc.org/post/around-nation-pot-gambling-and-gmos-election-ballot <p>In Colorado, voters will consider a huge tax hike on newly legal marijuana. New Yorkers could expand gambling. And Washington voters are in the midst of a multimillion-dollar campaign over the labeling of genetically modified foods.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:30:08 +0000 Jake Grovum - Stateline 50388 at http://www.kunc.org Around The Nation: Pot, Gambling And GMOs On The Election Ballot Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football http://www.kunc.org/post/quitting-your-job-fantasy-football You may just call it late summer; for many die-hard sports fans, it's called fantasy football drafting season.<p>Fantasy sports is a huge business, with an estimated 36 million people in the U.S. Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:08:00 +0000 48801 at http://www.kunc.org Quitting Your Job For Fantasy Football Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M http://www.kunc.org/post/million-dollar-mix-ends-well-two-kevins-each-win-1m As the <a href="http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130811/NEWS/308110050/What-odds-Horseshoe-pays-pair-million-dollar-winners?nclick_check=1" target="_blank"><em>Cincinnati Enquirer</em> says</a>, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."<p>When the announcement was made at <a href="http://www.horseshoecincinnati.com/" target="_blank">Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati</a> that Kevin Lewis had won $1 million in a prize drawing, a lucky guy was presented with one of those big ceremonial checks.<p>Then another Kevin Lewis came forward — and a more careful check of the entries showed that it was Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 48292 at http://www.kunc.org Million Dollar Mix-Up Ends Well: Two Kevins Each Win $1M Smoking Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos http://www.kunc.org/post/smoking-ban-tilts-odds-against-ambulance-calls-casinos Public health advocates have lobbied hard in recent years to clear restaurants, bars and other workplaces of tobacco smoke, and the winds seem to be at their back.<p>Already, <a href="http://no-smoke.org/pdf/mediaordlist.pdf">36 states</a> and the District of Columbia have enacted some version of an indoor smoking ban to protect the health of workers and patrons, and many local communities in other states have followed suit.<p>But state-regulated casinos are often <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15333883">exempted </a>from such restrictions (as are, of course, the casinos on tribal Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:54:00 +0000 47996 at http://www.kunc.org Smoking Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-lieutenant-governor-resigns-after-investigation-non-profit Florida's lieutenant governor abruptly stepped down on Wednesday, two days after Florida law enforcement officials questioned her involvement with a non-profit under investigation.<p><a href="http://jacksonville.com/news/2013-03-13/story/florida-lt-gov-jennifer-carroll-resigns">According to <em>The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union</em></a>, Jennifer Carroll sent a resignation letter to Gov. Rick Scott that did not give a motive for her resignation. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:01:00 +0000 41470 at http://www.kunc.org Florida Lieutenant Governor Resigns, After Investigation Of Nonprofit