The platform, which contains a series of proposals the task force that both Joe Biden (D) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) commissioned, specifically calls for the creation of an “environmental justice fund” designed to address what they say is the disproportionate impact climate change has had on minority communities. … [Read more...] about Democrats Vow ‘Environmental Justice Fund’ in Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform
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The directive to eliminate racially disparate impact in suspensions completely ignores the unfortunate fact that black and Hispanic students are three to four times more likely than white and Asian students to commit offenses resulting in suspension or expulsion. By not removing seriously disruptive students from the classroom, the remaining students are harmed – both physically and in their ability to learn. Immediately after the Obama administration implemented their guidance, seeking to equalize suspension rates on the basis of race, school-based crimes spiked dramatically. There were 1,000 more violent assaults on students and teachers nationwide per day. … [Read more...] about Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Doc Urges Return to Obama-Era School Leniency Policy for ‘Children of Color’
The $349 billion allocated to the PPP in its first round was exhausted by small businesses in 13 days. Another $310 billion was injected to the program in late April, but as of Monday nearly $132 billion in PPP funding has yet to be disbursed to small businesses. … [Read more...] about Paycheck Protection Program Supporting More Than 51 Million Small Business Jobs, Trump Administration Announces
On the West Coast, Ventura County is one of the few local governments to have drawn up a recent postnuclear survival document. The 252-page plan assumes that a nuclear bomb has hit downtown Los Angeles, roughly 60 miles to the southeast, and includes details for everything from clearing transportation routes to handling fallout and disposing of dead bodies. On the plan’s cover, a mushroom cloud balloons into the sky. … [Read more...] about Can SF plan for surviving a North Korean nuclear strike?
Large gatherings have previously been identified as a significant source of COVID-19 cases in the Yuba-Sutter area over the past several weeks. Our Health Officer Dr. Phuong Luu is concerned about the possibility of an outbreak resulting from any similar type event that brings together a large number of people.” … [Read more...] about Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox Welcoming Fans Back Into Stadium For Games