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“It is really painful to watch the city you love and you grew up in maligned across the globe.”

Mark Farrell, who served as interim mayor of San Francisco back in 2018, announcing his candidacy Tuesday for a full term in the job. The city has struggled to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with residents and businesses continuing to complain about vandalism, break-ins, tent encampments and open drug use. (Associated Press — Feb. 13, 2024)

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  • The caption of a 30-second video that President Biden posted to TikTok, his first ever, on Sunday, Feb. 11, that consisted of a Super Bowl-themed question and answer, signaling what could be a push for the youth vote in his re-election campaign. (The Hill — Feb. 11, 2024)
  • Sally Hudson, a University of Virginia professor and former member of the House of Delegates, on the way that the state’s legislative sessions are structured. The General Assembly considers thousands of bills in sessions scheduled for, at most, 60 days and lawmakers don’t meet on the weekends, which often results in public commentary and legislators being cut off or encouraged to “make it quick!” (Associated Press — Feb. 9, 2024)
  • Kim Callinan, CEO of the advocacy group Compassion & Choices, regarding the growing support for physician-assisted death. Two-thirds of voters in Virginia support allowing mentally capable adults with terminal disease the right to request and obtain medication to end their life. Ten states and Washington, D.C., allow patients with terminal illness to request life-ending medication from their doctor. (NPR — Feb. 8, 2024)
  • Trenace Dorsey-Hollins, the parent of a 5-year-old in Fort Worth, Texas, regarding the mixed messages parents have received about when they should or should not keep their children home from school when they are sick. During the pandemic, schools urged parents to keep their children home at any sign of illness. Now, some advocates, school systems and states are changing their guidelines to encourage students to return to class even if they have sniffles or other nuisance illnesses, like lice or pinkeye. (Associated Press — Feb. 7, 2024)
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