Newsom Signs Bay Area Lawmaker’s ‘Momnibus Act’, Aims To Reduce Infant Mortality

SACRAMENTO (BCN) – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday intended to help reduce the state’s maternal and infant mortality rates, especially among Black families and people of color. Senate Bill 65, known as the Momnibus Act, requires the state’s Department of Public Health to track and analyze maternal and infant deaths in an effort… Continue reading Newsom Signs Bay Area Lawmaker’s ‘Momnibus Act’, Aims To Reduce Infant Mortality

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UC Berkeley Announces All Spring 2022 Classes Will Be In-Person Regardless of Size

BERKELEY (CBS SF) — The University of California, Berkeley announced Monday that in-person classes would be the default mode of instruction for all class sizes beginning in 2022. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ said in a campus email the decision was based on evidence that there is low incidence of COVID being transmitted on campus.… Continue reading UC Berkeley Announces All Spring 2022 Classes Will Be In-Person Regardless of Size

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Plans To Use Counselors To Cover Teacher Substitute Shortages Face Criticism In San Jose

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — Parents and educators in San Jose’s largest school district are upset with a plan to routinely pull counselors and instructional coaches into the classroom to help offset a severe staffing shortage. “They need more counseling. Kids are having more problems — more anxiety, more suicidal thoughts, more truancy,” said Crystal… Continue reading Plans To Use Counselors To Cover Teacher Substitute Shortages Face Criticism In San Jose

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UNICEF aims to help children as Haiti faces continued challenges

The school year is getting underway today in Haiti.   While educators in Chicago and the rest of the U.S. have been grappling with how to manage Covid safety, schools on the impoverished island nation have challenges that far out shadow even the pandemic. Divisive and harsh images of U.S. Border Patrol agents trying to corral… Continue reading UNICEF aims to help children as Haiti faces continued challenges

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Lightfoot disappointed by Kim Foxx’s refusal to file charges in deadly West Side shootout

CHICAGO – A fresh round of outrage after State’s Attorney Kim Foxx declined to charge any suspects involved in a deadly shootout on the city’s West Side.  No charges will be filed in connection to a SWAT standoff in the city’s North Austin neighborhood Friday, marking the second instance within a week where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s… Continue reading Lightfoot disappointed by Kim Foxx’s refusal to file charges in deadly West Side shootout

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UCHealth fires more than 100 employees after vast majority of workforce complies with vaccine mandate

The vast majority of UCHealth’s employees complied with the Colorado health system’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but the network did fire more than 100 workers — including 54 in metro Denver — who refused to be inoculated, officials said Monday. A state mandate, announced in August, gives Colorado health care workers until Oct. 31 to get… Continue reading UCHealth fires more than 100 employees after vast majority of workforce complies with vaccine mandate

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Ptarmigan fire: Pre-evacuation orders lifted as containment rises

Summit County’s sheriff on Monday lifted pre-evacuation orders for residents outside Silverthorne as the threat posed by the Ptarmigan fire lessens. Residents in Hamilton Creek, Angler Mountain Ranch, South Forty and Ptarmigan neighborhoods had been under evacuation or pre-evacuation notices for parts of a week since the Ptarmigan fire sparked Sept. 27 northeast of Silverthorne.… Continue reading Ptarmigan fire: Pre-evacuation orders lifted as containment rises

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Keeler: In garbage argument over garbage time, Broncos coach Vic Fangio was justified in trying to score. And John Harbaugh is full of it.

John Harbaugh is full of it. If you were Broncos coach Vic Fangio, down 23-7 at home and driving with 30 seconds left and timeouts burning in your back pocket, you’d be chucking the rock, too. Before everyone stands and applauds Harbaugh, Fangio’s contemporary with the Baltimore Ravens, for getting in the last word during… Continue reading Keeler: In garbage argument over garbage time, Broncos coach Vic Fangio was justified in trying to score. And John Harbaugh is full of it.

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All L.A. County beaches closed as rain, lightning hit SoCal

All Los Angeles County beaches were closed to the public Monday afternoon as rain and lightning struck the area for the first time in months. Beaches from the San Pedro area to Malibu, including Avalon and Catalina Island, are closed, the L.A. County Fire Department Lifeguard Division announced in a tweet. Lifeguards were clearing the… Continue reading All L.A. County beaches closed as rain, lightning hit SoCal

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Rachael Rollins addresses ‘growing crisis’ on Boston’s Methadone Mile

Some tents on the city’s “Methadone Mile” must come down as the squalor becomes “untenable,” Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said. The tents and temporary shelters have been erected by those experiencing homelessness and drug addiction who have turned the Mass & Cass area, and its nearby treatment centers, into a squatters’ encampment. “We are going… Continue reading Rachael Rollins addresses ‘growing crisis’ on Boston’s Methadone Mile

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