Spotsylvania School Board to consider changing public comment policy, amending Jan. 10 meeting minutes
The Spotsylvania School Board on Monday will consider restricting the time and subject matter of public comments. There’s also a proposal to amend the approved minutes of the Jan. 10fredericksburg.com
Canadian ambassador calls for 'inclusive' Haiti accord
Ahead of an international conference on Haiti led by his country, Canada’s ambassador to the Caribbean nation is calling for a politically “inclusive accord” to address a deepening constitutional crisis following the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moïsewashingtonpost.com
South San ISD board members call for special meeting following comments heard on open mic
Three South San ISD board of trustees have requested a special meeting to discuss comments captured by an open mic following the end of a regular meeting and just before the start of a closed meeting on November 17th.
Bipartisan group of senators met to discuss immigration reforms
A bipartisan group of senators met on Wednesday to discuss a possible legislative solution to reform the nation's immigration system, multiple aides told CBS News. The meeting was held one day before President Biden's first press conference, where he was asked repeatedly about the influx of migrants at the border. A source familiar with the meeting said Durbin has been reaching out to senators and discussing with them one-on-one about their immigration priorities. Lujan told reporters Thursday that he was optimistic after the meeting and would still like to look at a comprehensive immigration package. The senators' meeting comes as a surge of migrants are at the border and before Cornyn and fellow Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas are leading a delegation of senators, all Republicans, to the Texas-Mexico border on Friday.cbsnews.com
COVID-19 vaccine will start arriving in states Monday, officials say, as US surpasses 16 million total confirmed cases
The U.S. has recorded more than 16 million cases of COVID-19, by far the most of any country in the world, according to data kept by Johns Hopkins University, and also leads the world in deaths related to the coronavirus at more than 297,600, including a record 3,309 recorded on Friday. The coronavirus has caused more than 1.6 million global deaths.chicagotribune.com
WATCH LIVE: CDC holds virtual meeting on COVID-19 vaccine
Published: December 12, 2020, 11:05 am Updated: December 12, 2020, 11:46 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) The CDC is holding a virtual meeting Saturday to discuss the recently-approved Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine received FDA approval Friday night, and will first be distributed to health workers and nursing home residents nationwide. You can watch the live briefing in the video player above.
Blueprint for change or another blow to North Lawndale? A call to close 3 schools and open another has split a Chicago community in need of rebuilding.
Speaking at the Board of Ed meeting this month, a Sumner student said bringing the Frazier students in “seemed like a good idea at the time, but it caused quarrels among the children. We weren’t on the same level as far as learning and it slowed down class time. ... Now we are trying to combine three different schools with three different types of neighborhoods, three different types of children, three different types of teaching styles. They won’t equal each other.”chicagotribune.com
WATCH: City Council to vote on $2.9 billion FY 2021 budget
SAN ANTONIO – Update:The San Antonio City Council passed a $2.9 billion budget Thursday that makes very few changes to the San Antonio Police Department, over the strong objection of activists. Original:City Council is expected to vote on the $2.9 billion FY 2021 budget during a meeting Thursday morning. A livestream of the meeting will be placed in this article; if there is not a livestream available, check back at a later time. The changes the council is considering in its operating budget are to areas it has focused on as part of the city’s fight through the COVID-19 pandemic: housing, health, and small businesses. But the “defunding” of the San Antonio Police Department, which activists have called for, is not included.
WATCH LIVE: City officials holding videoconference to discuss COVID-19 response, preparedness
SAN ANTONIO – Mayor Ron Nirenberg, City Council and other city officials will hold a meeting via videoconference to discuss the city’s response to COVID-19. Councilmembers will also hear about the city’s preparedness to the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 1,029 people in Bexar County as of Monday evening. The special meeting is being held via videoconference to “protect the health of the public and limit the potential spread of COVID-19,” according to the city. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.