Nine Democratic candidates are vying for Mayor Jim Kenney’s seat and nearly all of them have said they would declare a citywide emergency for gun violence. But what would this local government declaration actually do?
With more than 1,000 civilians being killed by cops every year, mayors and city councils can’t be equivocal about ending the warrior approach to policing.
The pandemic-induced emergency order will end on May 11 and will trigger a variety of changes, including people will likely have to pay more out of pocket for COVID-19 care while Medicaid and CHIP eligibility will be re-evaluated.
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Andrea Zaccardi, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, regarding the Biden administration’s first steps towards ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Officials in those states have insisted that any future hunts of grizzly bears would be limited and not endanger the overall population. Several environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, have said that delisting the animal wasn’t based on sound science and that federal protections should be kept in place. (Associated Press — Feb. 3, 2023)