For many rural workers in Fresno, taking unpaid time off of work to travel great distances for a COVID test isn’t feasible. And many don’t get tested because even if they have it, they can’t afford to miss work.
By Manuela Tobias, The Fresno Bee | November 25, 2020
Charlotte's majority-millennial city council has accomplished a few things, but mostly what its members have done is squabble with each other. Succeeding as a 'change agent' is harder than it might seem.
By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor | November 25, 2020
Despite fears that COVID, cyberattacks and misinformation might jeopardize results, voting was smooth and secure. What contributed to this outcome, and how might lessons learned affect future elections?
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | November 25, 2020
Well-intentioned transportation projects during the COVID-19 pandemic to slow or remove traffic from city streets tended to serve mostly wealthy, white neighborhoods, said equity activists at the CoMotion LA conference.
By Skip Descant, Government Technology | November 25, 2020
Officials say the federal relief funds would help reduce the lack of adequate Internet connections in the far reaches of the state, but Republican lawmakers disagree with the governor that the funds can be used in time.
By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, The News & Observer | November 24, 2020
Women continue to leave the workforce to meet childcare needs at a disproportionate rate compared to men. Experts are worried this could create greater challenges in finding work and increasing wages in the future.
By Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press | November 24, 2020
Due to healthcare’s racist history, many people of color are nervous that the COVID vaccine is being politically manipulated to seem safe. There will need to be a systemic shift for people of color to build medical trust.
By Jonathan Wosen and Andrea Lopez-Villafana, The San Diego Union-Tribune | November 23, 2020