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New Benefits for Unemployed Californians in Biden’s American Rescue Plan
April 8, 2021
Supporters of the legislation say unemployment aid is still a necessary part of pandemic relief ... read more »
Refugee Families Urge Biden to Keep Promise to Up Admissions
April 6, 2021
The families of refugees and their supporters, including 124 elected officials, sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday urging him to make good on his promise to boost refugee admissions to the United States during the current budget year, replacing the record low number set by his predecessor. ... read more »
US Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at 84; was Impeached as Judge
April 6, 2021
“Alcee was outspoken because he was passionate about helping our nation live up to its full promise for all Americans,” Biden said in his statement. ... read more »
California Plans to Lift Most Pandemic Restrictions June 15
April 6, 2021
The mask mandate in the nation’s most populated state will stay in effect, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday, and he cautioned that California will reopen more widely in mid-June only if vaccine supply is sufficient and hospitalization rates stay stable and low. ... read more »
Floyd’s family takes its seat in ex-officer’s murder trial
April 6, 2021
A member of George Floyd’s family often occupies a reserved seat in the back corner of the Minneapolis courtroom where former police Officer Derek Chauvin is on trial in Floyd’s death. The seat reserved for Chauvin’s family goes unclaimed. ... read more »
With Vaccines Expanding, CA Plans Summer End To COVID Restrictions
April 6, 2021
Announcing a pending return to normalcy, California health officials said today all state COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, gatherings and recreational activities will be lifted June 15, subject to vaccine availability and low hospitalization rates, although a mask mandate will remain in place. ... read more »
What Biden’s New $100B Plan for Broadband Means
April 5, 2021
The Biden administration is promising to do something about all of those issues as part of its proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure package. The plan, which would devote $100 billion to get all Americans connected, is more idea than policy and lacks a lot of important detail. ... read more »
Louisiana State fraternity brothers pay cook’s mortgage
April 5, 2021
A dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta, also known as Fiji, surprised Jessie Hamilton on Saturday in Baker, Louisiana with the money for her 74th birthday. ... read more »
First Black Supreme Court justice in Colorado dies at 72
April 5, 2021
Gregory Kellam Scott, the only Black justice to serve on the Colorado Supreme Court, died unexpectedly at his home in Indiana. He was 72 ... read more »
Analyzing Use of Force by Police Officers
April 5, 2021
As former Officer Derek Chauvin stands trial in George Floyd’s death, a central question is whether he followed the Minneapolis Police Department’s guidelines on the use of force _ and used that force reasonably. ... read more »
Charlottesville Can Remove Confederate Statues
April 4, 2021
The state Supreme Court overturned a Circuit Court decision in favor of a group of residents who sued to block the city from taking down the Lee statue and a nearby monument to fellow Gen. Thomas J. ``Stonewall'' Jackson. Charlottesville's city council voted to remove both. ... read more »
Seven Texas officers fired following death of Black jail inmate
April 4, 2021
Seven officers involved in the in-custody death of a Black jail inmate in Texas whose family members say may have been suffering a mental health crisis have been fired, a sheriff said. ... read more »
How Chauvin trial has impacted its witnesses
April 4, 2021
The first days of testimony at the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd's death were dominated by witnesses to his arrest and countless videos that forced them to relive the trauma of it all over again. ... read more »
State Loosens COVID Rules To Allow For Indoor Events, Performances
April 4, 2021
In a major advancement in the state's COVID-19 economic recovery, California health officials announced changes that will allow a resumption of indoor activities such as concerts, conferences and theater performances -- and a return of fans to indoor sporting events. ... read more »
91 Percent of California Households Have Internet Access, But L.A. Is Behind
April 1, 2021
A USC survey released today found that nearly 91 percent of California households have high-speed internet access, which the university called a ``digital milestone,'' but 19 percent of Los Angeles County remains unconnected or under-connected. ... read more »

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