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Woman fights Williamstown to feed her allergenic kids home raised food

http://sweetpeasfarm.webs.com

Jessica and her family moved a to rural homestead in hopes of raising food for her kids who have extreme food allergies. After receiving a verbal okay from the township allowing livestock animals such as chickens and goats she purchased a plot of land outside of the town Williamstown, MI. Now, the town is informing her that she has violated zoning laws and to remove her animals. She is fighting back for her family against the town and has a pretty detailed story above.

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Illegal Flags, Banners, and Pennants

http://technicallythatsillegal.com

A NJ town is proposing banning flags, banners, and pennants. What's left of advertising?

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British ban squatting to tackle 'anarchists'

http://www.aljazeera.com

Under a law in place since the beginning of September, squatting in empty residential properties in England and Wales is already a criminal offence, with those convicted facing months in prison and steep fines. The ministry of justice estimates that up to 2,000 people could be prosecuted each year.

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Man fights to keep veggie garden in front yard

http://www.clickorlando.com

An Orlando man is fighting city officials to keep his vegetable garden in his front yard. You have to step over radishes, wax beans and kale to get to Jason Helvingston's front door in College Park. However, his 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated vegetable garden is against city code, and the city of Orlando has asked Helvingston to dig it up by Wednesday.

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Food Truck Shut Down For Not Having a Permit that Doesn’t Exist

http://ij.org

In an interview with the Buffalo News, Pete was outraged: “The way we've been treated, I can't say it's anything other than being bullied.” In addition, he actively tried to comply with all the relevant paperwork before he started selling. He called town officials to see if any permits were needed and was informed he didn’t need any. Sadly, this is the third time in less than a month that a food truck has been forced to stop vending in Amherst without a permit.

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Retiree's rental cottage legal since 1976 deemed illegal

http://www.montereyherald.com

Milligan said the year her guest cottage was remodeled — 1975 — her neighborhood was zoned R-2, allowing duplexes. The year she bought the house — 1976 — the area was rezoned single-family residential. Her unit, she said, should at least be grandfathered in. Milligan said the complaint filed with the city came from the mother of a disgruntled tenant who lives in another part of the state. Neighbors have not complained. "I was told by Ms. Burgess I had to get a demolition permit and have it taken out."

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Phoenix Man Jailed 60 Days, Fined $12,000 for Home Bible Study

http://www.wwntradio.com

PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Arizona Supreme Court has denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by attorneys for The Rutherford Institute on behalf of a Phoenix man who is serving a 60-day jail sentence and was fined more than $12,000 for using his private residential property to host a weekly Bible study, allegedly in violation of the city’s building codes.

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Think Lemonade was Hard? Try Being a Kid Selling Hot Dogs in Michigan

http://www.mlive.com

13 year old saves up $1,200 to buy a hot dog stand to help his family out. He files all the necessary paperwork, he gets a vending permit, gets permission from the property owner on where he is to set up his stand just to be shot down by city hall.

Duszynski was told by city officials that "his cart was in violation of a Holland zoning law that protects existing food businesses downtown against competition from mobile food vendors, and he would have to cease operation immediately."

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Kid's Hotdog Stand Shut Down

http://technicallythatsillegal.com

After jumping through numerous government hoops, he thought everything was set for him to sell hotdogs, but this 13-year old Michigan boy was wrong.

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Feds issue order for 1200 homes at Lake of the Ozarks be torn down

http://www.stltoday.com

According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), thousands of property owners built homes, decks, gazebos and patios on land that belongs to Ameren Missouri's Bagnell Dam and Osage hydroelectric project, which the agency regulates. So FERC issued an order stating that all of the so-called nonconforming structures must be removed.

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Man arrested for videotaping police in Huntington, WV.

http://www.youtube.com

This is a youtube video of a man being arrested for videotaping police in Huntington, WV. His name is Joseph Pniewski.

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City battles residents over front yard vegetables

http://www.wxyz.com

Their front yard was torn up after replacing a sewer line, so instead of replacing the dirt with grass, one Oak Park woman put in a vegetable garden and now the city is seeing green.

The city then sent out code enforcement.

City code says that all unpaved portions of the site shall be planted with grass or ground cover or shrubbery or other suitable live plant material. Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are what Basses see as suitable.

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State of Deleware stealing people's basketball hoops

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Delaware Department of Transportation crews escorted by state police tore down basketball hoops this morning in two neighborhoods in Claymont amid protests from residents who say the nets aren't harming anyone. (03/25/11)

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Cop Shuts Down Girl Scout Cookie Stand For Not Having Permit

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com

VILLA RICA, Ga - Some Villa Rica Girl Scouts were in for a shock Wednesday, when a police officer came by their cookie booth and shut it down. The troop was told they had to have a permit to sell Girl Scout cookies.

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City Regulatory Incoherence Threatens to Shut Down Successful Business

http://chicagoist.com

Logan Square Kitchen has had a tough first year. Despite their immense success, the support of their alderman and lots of love from the Chicago food press, the shared-kitchen concept simply doesn't fit in with current Chicago zoning laws, which can't seem to decide whether the spot is a shop, a restaurant or a production space. In reality, LSK is all three, and provides an important space in Logan Square for community organizing. It also allows start-up businesses who cannot afford their own store a place to manufacture products.

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Rock Hill to cut off water despite residents' pleas

http://www.heraldonline.com

Rock Hill officials plan to turn off utility taps of county residents who refuse annexation by today's noon deadline despite being asked for an extension, city officials confirmed Tuesday.

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Germantown pubs fighting to allow drinks outside

http://www.louisville.com

Louisville's ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) shutting down patio drinking after a zoning change that happened 40 years ago.

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UK Govt to Demolish Castle Farmer Built and Hid Behind Stack of Straw

http://news.bbc.co.uk

A farmer who built a castle hidden behind a stack of straw bales has lost a High Court bid to save it from being demolished.

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