A recent study examined projects to reduce car use and increase walking and biking on neighborhood streets in five cities, offering a look into how transportation data can be used to craft similar future projects.
By Skip Descant, Government Technology | October 29, 2020
In Florida, the official COVID-19 death count is 16,505. But a study by the CDC reveals the number could be significantly higher as thousands of people are dying from other causes that were brought on by the pandemic.
Indian Americans are the wealthiest immigrant group in America and while they overwhelmingly vote Democratic, the Trump campaign has worked hard to make an appeal and the numbers show it might be working.
By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times | October 28, 2020
The police department received a unanimous approval to record and store aerial footage of large gatherings, including protests. But many civil rights groups align the decision with unconstitutional government surveillance.
By Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times | October 28, 2020
Police officials are urging city leaders to use $500,000 of coronavirus relief funds to purchase ShotSpotter, the gunshot detection software. Officials are reviewing the funding rules to see if the purchase is legal.
Amesh Adalja, a senior health scholar at the Johns Hopkins University, talks about improving treatments, preventing infections and understanding science as coronavirus case numbers rise and winter approaches.
By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer | October 28, 2020
Worried we may have to wait to find out whether Biden or Trump won? In 1800, election results were delayed for months. And don’t forget 2000, when legal battles prolonged the final results until Dec. 12.
By Lindsay Chervinsky, Historian and Contributor | October 28, 2020
Mayor Lightfoot argues that the plan to issue tickets to cars travelling 6 mph over the speed limit is to curb a public safety issue, but critics say it is a money-making tactic that will hurt lower-income communities.
By Gregory Pratt, Joe Mahr and John Byrne, Chicago Tribune | October 27, 2020
San Francisco and Alameda counties have ended their COVID-19 testing program with Google’s sister company, Verily, over patient privacy concerns. The program was intended to increase testing in low-income neighborhoods.
By Jenny Gold and Rachana Pradhan, Los Angeles Times | October 27, 2020