Miami-Dade public schools will be virtual until at least Oct. 5, but many teachers and parents are uncertain about what comes next. “If we could have some standard precautions, I’m not afraid of being in the classroom.”
COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and citizens can't shelter in place if they're evicted. Legislators in some states are proposing moratoriums on evictions for as long as a year after the end of the health emergency.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 31, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, California proposed a law that would punish police who fail to intervene while witnessing a situation possibly involving excessive force. Law enforcement thinks the bill is unfair.
By Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times | July 30, 2020
Sonja Diaz, a lawyer and scholar, talks about immigrants, who are disproportionately represented among essential workers but have received little in the way of COVID-19 aid. The pandemic has left them in limbo.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 30, 2020
Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a bill making the Granite State the first in the U.S. to allow flying cars onto its public roads. Pilots will be allowed to drive from airports to their final terrestrial destination.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 28, 2020
As schools prepare to reopen and as officials predict a second wave of COVID-19 cases in the fall, Connecticut looks to bolster its contact tracing program. But there’s still a long way to go before the program is ready.
By Edmund H. Mahony, The Hartford Courant | July 27, 2020
COVID-19 has already hit state and local government hard, and it’s still spreading at a time when it had been predicted to recede. Legislators are trying to keep up with the consequences with a range of new bills.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 24, 2020
Peniel Joseph, one of the nation’s leading civil rights scholars, has studied and written about the history of race and democracy. He has some ideas on how cities and urban areas can begin to dismantle racism.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 23, 2020