Teenage boys might have to start asking teen girls for valid ID before agreeing to go on a first date if they want to stay off the sex offender registry.

Jen Hobbs Put yourself in this scenario: You’re 18, you go to a dating site, you start talking to a girl whose profile states she’s 17, and then you both “hook up.” The usual teenage intimacy ensues (sex), and you find out later that she lied about her age. She’s really 14-years-old, and her parents are now really

The minimum wage in America is definitely too low for people to live off of, but can the government really fix a problem that should be handled by businesses?

Off The Grid The ongoing (and complicated) debate over the minimum wage in America hit a new high this month as good ol’ Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) hyped a national $15 minimum wage on the campaign trail.  Now other presidential candidates — from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump — have thrown in

On the day he was finally released from prison after murder charges were dropped, Alprentiss Nash vowed he would use his freedom studying to become a chef, learning about antique cars and traveling.

Brigida Santos Related Story Number of Veterans on Wait Lists Double One Year After VA Scandal The Chicago Tribune reports, the 40-year-old Nashhad been wrongfully convicted in 1995 for the murder a man named Leon Stroud based on witness testimony. Nash, who always maintained his innocence, was sentenced to 80 years in prison in 1997. According to the report,  He was released in August

Shots were fired at Camp Shelby yesterday morning by an unknown shooter and it looks like the shooter, who is at large, has attempted to strike again.

Brigida Santos CNN reports that the military is on high alert at Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where an unidentified shooter fired gunshots in the air two days in a row. This morning’s shots were fired at 8 AM CT, about 24 hours after yesterday’s shooting. While no one was injured in either shooting, the shooter still remains at large.  Mississippi National

“I would prefer to be a Republican, but the party has one big problem that’ll crush it in every Presidential election.” – Mark Cuban

Jen Hobbs Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sounds off on why he could be a Republican, but just can’t bring himself to do it.  Here’s his reasoning, in his own words, reported by The Dallas Morning News: Today’s game is trashing the Republican Party. I would prefer to be a Republican. I want

The Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, a new experimental program, has been created to encourage prisoners to work towards a college degree with federal money while still behind bars.

Off The Grid The Obama administration is testing a new program that will provide a limited number of prisoners with the opportunity to pursue a college degree through federally-financed grants.   Some Republicans are against the idea, especially since the Obama administration is not waiting around for congressional approval.   Related Story Jesse Ventura: Will You

One more step in the fight to end corruption.

Brigida Santos Al Jazeera reports that California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law prohibiting grand juries from ruling in cases involving police use of lethal force. This is huge because grand juries—bodies that determine whether or not there is enough evidence to prosecute a defendant for a felony or crime—operate in secret. Grand

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

Off The Grid   This is amazing. Don’t get me wrong: kids shouldn’t be smoking pot. But I bet if those same kids they tested were using alcohol, you would’ve seen different results. Yet, alcohol is legal and marijuana is not. I don’t think alcohol, marijuana, or tobacco should be legal to anyone under 18.

A federal cleanup crew accidentally released mine waste into the water in Colorado. An estimated 1 million gallons of waste water spilled out of an abandoned mine area in the southern part of the state last week, turning the Animas River orange and prompting the EPA to tell locals to avoid it.

Off The Grid It’s horrifying that more precautions weren’t taken to avoid some type of spill like this. I think that river is going to be ruined for decades. You can’t even tell that the river is a river anymore. It looks like pea soup running through the river. It will take years to try