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California, NYC to Workers: Get Vaccine or Face Weekly Tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or... Read More

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care... Read More

Wildfires in US West Blowing 'So Much Smoke' into East Coast

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles... Read More

2021-07-20 19:44:02
by Ansley Puckett
Animal Advocates Push for DC Legislation in Welfare Advocacy Training

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Humane Rescue Alliance held an animal welfare advocacy training Tuesday focusing on educating attendees about animal welfare legislation scheduled to come before the D.C. Council.  The event focused on the Animal Care and Control Omnibus Act, The... Read More

Adams' Win in NYC Latest in Surge for Moderate Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — The triumph of a moderate Democrat in the mayoral primary in deep blue New York City appears to accelerate a recent trend of some of the party's most fervent voters breaking away from its most progressive... Read More

2021-07-07 01:20:57
by Dan McCue
Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential... Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who ran a centrist campaign at a time when progressives were seen as the potential future in city politics, has won the Democratic primary for New York City mayor. The Associated Press called the race... Read More

Building Collapse Lawsuits Seek to Get Answers, Assign Blame

Even as the search continues over a week later for signs of life in the mangled debris of the fallen... Read More

Even as the search continues over a week later for signs of life in the mangled debris of the fallen Champlain Towers South, the process of seeking answers about why it happened and who is to blame is already underway... Read More

Revised Vote Count Shows Adams Ahead in NYC Mayoral Primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Revised vote counts in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary show Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams maintaining a thin lead, a day after a first attempt to report the results of a ranked choice voting analysis... Read More

2021-06-30 15:07:33
by Dan McCue
New York City Primary Vote Count In Disarray

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos... Read More

NEW YORK - The ongoing vote count for the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City descended into chaos Tuesday night after election officials retracted their latest count due to it being “corrupted” by test data that was never... Read More

2021-06-29 20:13:19
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Chicago Tries To Jumpstart Housing For Black Community And Promote Equity

CHICAGO - The city unveiled a plan this week to build 250 new homes in North Lawndale, an area on... Read More

CHICAGO - The city unveiled a plan this week to build 250 new homes in North Lawndale, an area on the west side of Chicago.  The city has committed to sell 250 city-owned lots for $1 each, which the mayor's... Read More

2021-06-23 15:01:21
by Dan McCue
Adams Leads in New York Mayoral Primary

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his... Read More

Eric Adams, the centerist Brooklyn Borough President who ran for mayor of New York City with public safety as his top issue, emerged on Tuesday with a substantial lead in the Democratic primary, but fell well short of outright victory... Read More

2021-06-22 14:46:56
by Kate Michael
'A Train to the Planes!' Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Airport Connector

WASHINGTON — On the site of what was once a rental car facility, Los Angeles made progress toward a car-reduced... Read More

WASHINGTON — On the site of what was once a rental car facility, Los Angeles made progress toward a car-reduced future on Monday. Mayor Eric Garcetti joined with other California policymakers and regional collaborators to break ground on the Airport... Read More

2021-06-22 00:17:00
by Anthropocene
Cities Have a Green Infrastructure Blind Spot

This article is by Sara DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Green infrastructure has a lot of benefits:... Read More

This article is by Sara DeWeerdt and was originally published by Anthropocene magazine. Green infrastructure has a lot of benefits: nature can improve people’s mental and physical health; vegetation helps reduce building energy use by providing insulation and cooling; and... Read More

2021-06-21 20:01:19
by Alexa Hornbeck
Chicago Mayor Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared racism a public health crisis in Chicago this week, pointing to new research from the... Read More

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared racism a public health crisis in Chicago this week, pointing to new research from the Chicago Department of Public Health showing that racism is the primary reason for a 9.2-year life expectancy gap between Black... Read More

2021-06-20 12:21:16
by Dan McCue
New York Mayoral Primary Could Help Define Democrats Heading Into 2022

Will it be one of the moderates or the progressives, and just what will New Yorkers make of their first-ever... Read More

Will it be one of the moderates or the progressives, and just what will New Yorkers make of their first-ever encounter with ranked-choice voting in a mayoral contest? Those are some of the questions that could be answered Tuesday as... Read More

Kasim Reed Files to Campaign for Comeback as Atlanta Mayor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four years after leaving City Hall.  A document Reed's campaign team filed with the Georgia ethics commission opens the door for... Read More

2021-05-28 14:44:55
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Empowering Local Officials on Foreign Policy Could Help U.S. Globally

WASHINGTON- Local and state officials from around the U.S. are asking the federal government to bring their efforts at diplomacy... Read More

WASHINGTON- Local and state officials from around the U.S. are asking the federal government to bring their efforts at diplomacy under the federal framework which they say would empower them to meaningfully and positively shape U.S. foreign policy. Dallas Mayor... Read More

Car-free San Francisco Streets: Residents Debate Reopening

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Vanessa Gregson, the four-lane highway that borders the beach along San Francisco's Pacific Ocean is... Read More

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Vanessa Gregson, the four-lane highway that borders the beach along San Francisco's Pacific Ocean is now an automobile-free sanctuary where she can blissfully ride her bicycle and enjoy the quiet. "You hear the beach. You... Read More

Trump Criminal Investigation Looms Over Manhattan DA Race

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight days after Donald Trump turns 75 next month, New York City voters will cast their... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight days after Donald Trump turns 75 next month, New York City voters will cast their last ballots in an election that's sure to have consequences for the former president. It's not another White House run,... Read More

'City in Transition': New York Vies to Turn Page on Pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent "the city that never sleeps" into a fitful... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a year after coronavirus shutdowns sent "the city that never sleeps" into a fitful slumber, New York could be wide awake again this summer. Starting Wednesday, vaccinated New Yorkers can shed their masks  in... Read More

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Not Seeking Reelection

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise that marks a sharp turnabout for the city's second Black woman executive who months ago was among those President Joe... Read More

2021-04-08 15:21:23
by Dan McCue
St. Louis Elects First Black Female Mayor

St. LOUIS - Tishaura Jones, running on a promise to reform and revitalize her city, has become the first Black... Read More

St. LOUIS - Tishaura Jones, running on a promise to reform and revitalize her city, has become the first Black woman elected mayor of St. Louis. As previously reported by The Well News, this year’s mayoral race featured a new,... Read More

2021-04-01 20:52:09
by Dan McCue
Georgia Prevails in Water War With Florida

WASHINGTON - A cross-border battle over water rights extending back some 27 years came to an abrupt end on Thursday... Read More

WASHINGTON - A cross-border battle over water rights extending back some 27 years came to an abrupt end on Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled Florida failed to show its once-thriving oyster region was destroyed by Georgia’s unrelenting thirst for... Read More

2021-03-23 19:39:37
by TWN Staff
New York City Unveils 'First Ever' Racial Justice Commission

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new racial justice commission Tuesday, which he said... Read More

NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new racial justice commission Tuesday, which he said will be tasked with targeting and dismantling structural and institutional racism across the city. At the same time the new... Read More

2021-03-22 19:52:41
by Tom Ramstack
Invoking No Taxation Without Representation, DC Again Seeks Statehood

WASHINGTON -- The tumultuous legacy left by rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried through into... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The tumultuous legacy left by rioters during the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried through into a congressional hearing Monday on statehood for the District of Columbia. The mayor wanted to call in the National Guard... Read More

2021-03-19 20:14:26
by Sara Wilkerson
Chicago Expanding Outdoor Dining and Creative Spaces

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago announced a new initiative called Chicago Alfresco, which seeks to not only expand the... Read More

CHICAGO – The City of Chicago announced a new initiative called Chicago Alfresco, which seeks to not only expand the city’s outdoor dining program but also allow businesses and non-profit organizations to design creative long-term outdoor spaces. The initiative is... Read More

2021-03-16 21:34:06
by Dan McCue
Lincoln, Nebraska: Sustainable Pioneer on the Prairie

For many people, the image of climate change is a coastal event. It’s the more frequent and larger hurricanes being... Read More

For many people, the image of climate change is a coastal event. It’s the more frequent and larger hurricanes being followed by The Weather Channel. And whole tropical nations disappearing into the sea. But what of the plains, the vast... Read More

2021-03-16 17:49:51
by Daniel Mollenkamp
Portland Mayor Supports 'Kettling' After Civil Liberties Complaints

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A mayor-led press conference that prominently featured law enforcement on Monday afternoon condemned the "violence and intimidation... Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. -  A mayor-led press conference that prominently featured law enforcement on Monday afternoon condemned the "violence and intimidation tactics" of groups operating in Portland which they described as lawless, prone to property damage, and bad for the community.... Read More

2021-03-12 18:36:30
by TWN Staff
NYC Prosecutor, Trump Nemesis Won't Seek Reelection

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is currently overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump will not seek... Read More

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who is currently overseeing a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump will not seek re-election to a fourth term, he announced Friday morning. “Representing the people of New York during this pivotal era for... Read More

Bye, Bismarck: 144 Cities Could Lose Status as Metro Areas

Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan. Those cities in North Dakota and Wisconsin, respectively, are two of 144 that the federal... Read More

Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan. Those cities in North Dakota and Wisconsin, respectively, are two of 144 that the federal government is proposing to downgrade from the metropolitan statistical area designation, and it could be more than just a matter... Read More

2021-03-02 14:29:27
by TWN Staff
Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Date Announced

WASHINGTON - It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again, but on Monday came word that the... Read More

WASHINGTON - It’s hard to believe it’s almost that time of year again, but on Monday came word that the peak bloom for the cherry blossoms ringing the Tidal Basin in Washington is currently expected to occur April 2-5.  That... Read More

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