Digital Exclusives and Features

5th annual ‘PARK-ing Day’ pushes need for more public space

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) —PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transformation  metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, in addition…

Several retailers announce major shift to ‘open carry’ policy for gun owners

(CNN)—-Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate. Walgreens (WBA), CVS (CVS) and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Walmart (WMT) and Kroger (KR) on Wednesday. “We support the efforts of individuals…