Meanwhile, a California education official this week said it would take at least $500 million to get students there the computers and internet access they need, and asked the private sector to help.
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Cities and states across the country are allowing couples to obtain marriage licenses online and, in some places, get married via video conference.
California’s governor and San Francisco’s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far.
States plan to change many usual practices to help prevent the disease from spreading among firefighters, as well as evacuees.
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At a time when a shortage of tests still impedes efforts to grapple with the virus in many parts of California and the rest of the U.S., it is noteworthy that Mayor Eric Garcetti is now offering testing to all 10 million-plus residents of the nation’s largest county.
County to county, city to city—even hospital to hospital within a city—testing capacity varies widely, as does the definition of who qualifies for testing.
Some lawmakers want to push forward with their agendas from before the pandemic, particularly those related to public health, despite legislative leaders asking that work be constrained to bills directly related to the virus.
Three California jurisdictions are using a new way for patients to provide samples instead of the long swab up a nostril that must be performed by a health care provider. Could this help ramp up testing or are the results too uncertain?
The city’s mayor says it is the first major city in the U.S. to do so. Even people without symptoms can get a test.
A Q&A with a key California state senator about the steps he wants the state to take to expand mental health care access and substance abuse treatment, even as the state faces big budget challenges.
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum immortalized four governors as bouncy-headed figurines for their state leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.
How the first-term California governor is handling yet another disaster
A California County Allows Sexual Assault Victims to Perform Their Own Forensic Exams During the Pandemic
The at-home rape kits are a temporary measure meant to ensure that victims of sexual assault continue to report their experiences in a timely manner, county officials said.
In many of the districts closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, school officials are trying to figure out how to connect students while they prepare online lesson plans.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued guidance that deems firearms stores essential services, but state and local governments have drawn different conclusions on whether gun stores should remain open.
The new standards will require automakers to reduce vehicle emissions by 1.5% each year, as opposed to 5% reductions required under an Obama-era rule.
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