Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking past the immediate health and economic challenges to map out programs for the city's future. She has ambitious ideas about attracting wealth while also addressing racial inequities.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | July 10, 2020
The U.S. senator proposed legislation to invest $100 billion in high-speed broadband implementation in communities nationwide. The bill would benefit her home state, Minnesota, where 140,000 households lack connection.
Plume is the first telehealth company that is dedicated to the health of the trans community. The app offers a staff that is almost entirely trans and allows patients to communicate through text or video-chat.
By Kate Murphy, The News & Observer | July 3, 2020
More than 30 percent of students in Columbus, Ohio, don’t have access to broadband. But even if they have access, they may not have the tech literacy to use it, which concerns educators as the school year approaches.
By Rita Price and Alissa Widman Neese, The Columbus Dispatch | July 3, 2020
Tampa, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; and Los Angeles are repurposing streets for business and pedestrian use during the coronavirus pandemic. So far, the programs have been well received, and may even survive past the pandemic.
For families that are high-risk for COVID-19, Arizona’s rising case numbers are cause for concern. At the same time, some medical practices are reducing the availability of telehealth as soon as the end of June.
By Patty Machelor, The Arizona Daily Star | June 29, 2020
Lawmakers are withdrawing their support from the high-speed rail project as many become skeptical of the plans and costs. “I personally have lost all confidence in this group to develop and deliver what they promised.”
By Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle | June 23, 2020