It was clear health-care workers and nursing home residents would receive the COVID-19 vaccine first. Then priorities became muddled. California has 61 vaccine priority lists and local officials are allowed to deviate.
By Soumya Karlamangla and Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times | February 26, 2021
The bill would force Apple and Google to keep products from Minnesota developers in their app stores even if the developers use their own payment systems. The tech companies take a 30 percent commission on app purchases.
By Briana Bierschbach, Star Tribune | February 26, 2021
When a president leaves the White House, he enters one of the most elite clubs. A book by two of America’s leading journalists looks at what binds these individuals together, given their personalities and politics.
By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large | February 26, 2021
Gov. Ned Lamont says the state’s new distribution plan will focus on speed and equity. But skeptics are concerned that the plan’s eligibility guidelines, which are almost entirely by age, will keep vulnerable groups waiting.
By Emily Brindley, Hartford Courant | February 25, 2021
With the feds leading the way, states are reopening their health-care exchanges to uninsured and eligible residents as part of the latest COVID relief plan. But not all enrollment windows are the same.
By Zoe Manzanetti, Staff Writer | February 25, 2021
Five members of ERCOT, all of whom live out of state, will resign after the historic winter storm caused mass blackouts. ERCOT covers 75 percent of the state and manages 90 percent of the state’s electrical power load.
By Marcy de Luna and Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle | February 24, 2021
Access codes that were intended to provide California’s vulnerable neighborhoods with a COVID vaccine priority have been used by non-eligible residents in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, exacerbating the existing inequity.
By Julia Wick, Laura J. Nelson and Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times | February 24, 2021
With an offshore wind turbine complex under construction, the state has set up a unique training school for future technicians, who are learning their trade in an old mill town in need of revitalization.
By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller | February 24, 2021