With its one customer — a huge coal-fired plant — shut down, the freight railroad has gone out of business and its tracks lie unused. But some on the reservation hope to revive train service for tourists.
By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller | July 22, 2020
Less than 10 percent of police responses involve a violent crime. Rethinking policing involves more than how police behave on the job. Often, they may not be the right people to answer calls of distress.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 20, 2020
The new mitigation plan continues to encourage hand-washing and social distancing but also involves localized efforts and increased testing and tracing. The state has said the plan will move backwards if cases spike.
It's a health risk at any time and one that disproportionately affects Black individuals and families. During a pandemic, it's an unacceptable burden. Legislators are looking at ways to better cope with the problem.
By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer | July 17, 2020
Many Massachusetts police departments would use body cameras for transparency, but the technology is too expensive. Even when they can afford the tech, there are additional costs, like storage and privacy, that add up.
By Brad Petrishen, Telegram & Gazette | July 13, 2020
California has rolled out its high-speed commuter train plan that will connect San Jose and San Francisco in less than 45 minutes. Work on the project will begin even though the rail authority only has a quarter of the funds.
By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle | July 10, 2020
Outside consultants detailed seven major areas that the Georgia County needed to improve in its election process. But as officials continue to bicker, it is unclear if the county will be ready come November.
By J.D. Capelouto and Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | July 9, 2020
The Los Angeles County primary in March left voters waiting in line for hours and battling broken voting machines. With the presidential elections fast approaching, officials must work quickly to regain voter confidence.
Four state lawmakers will draft a bipartisan police accountability bill that will be up for consideration in a special session. Uncertain is whether it will address broader social and economic justice issues.
By Mark Pazniokas, The Hartford Courant | July 7, 2020
Sacramento has proposed changes to its police system, which could include social workers, mental health services in the city’s 911 response as well as having an inspector general provide impartial reviews of the department.
By Theresa Clift, The Sacramento Bee | July 1, 2020