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San Francisco official proposes ‘CAREN Act,’ making racially biased 911 calls illegal

It may soon be illegal to make discriminatory, racially biased 911 calls in San Francisco. The “CAREN Act” (Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies) was introduced on Tuesday at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shamann Walton. The ordinance’s name is a twist on “Karen,” the name social media gives people making racially…MORE

NYC schools plan to reopen with students in class just 2 or 3 days a week

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said city schools plan to reopen in the fall with a “blended learning” approach in which most students spend just two or three days in school per week. “At some points in the week, you’re learning in person in the classroom, at other points of the week you’re…MORE

Vermont Black Lives Matter roadway murals defaced, state police say

Vermont Black Lives Matter roadway murals defaced, state police say

Three Black Lives Matter roadway murals in Vermont were defaced, state police say. The murals, located in and near Underhill, featured the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “Black Trans Lives Matter.” On Monday morning, a state trooper discovered that two of the murals had tire burnouts over the them, while a third had been defaced…MORE

Tulsa sees Covid-19 surge in the wake of Trump’s June rally

The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there. Dr. Bruce Dart, Executive Director of the Tulsa Health Department, said in a press conference on Wednesday there are high numbers being reported this week, with…MORE

Stanford cuts 11 varsity sports programs as the pandemic worsens finances

Stanford cuts 11 varsity sports programs as the pandemic worsens finances

A gap in resources widened by the coronavirus pandemic is leading Stanford University to cut 11 varsity sports from the school’s athletics program in 2021, the school announced Wednesday. The school says because of the costs associated with running 36 varsity sports teams, the athletics program has been carrying an economic deficit for years —…MORE