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Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit will open schools this Monday

Detroit Public Schools are scheduled to open their doors Monday for the start of summer classes. It will be the first time schools will welcome back students for face-to-face instruction since the district closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said he sees a “desperate demand” for in-person learning, and that online…MORE

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

Coroner releases Andres Guardado autopsy results despite sheriff’s request

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Friday confirmed that Andres Guardado, the teenager whose death on June 18 sparked outcry across Los Angeles, was shot five times in the back. The office came to the same conclusion as an independent autopsy that lawyers for the Guardado family unveiled earlier this week. The manner of…MORE

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

Teachers union in nation’s second-largest school district wants schools to remain closed

A union representing teachers in Los Angeles, the second-largest school district in the country, says schools should remain closed. United Teachers Los Angeles, which represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), announced its stance Thursday, recommending that the district keep campuses closed during rising coronavirus infections and deaths. “It is time to…MORE

Recovery of bodies begins next week at Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans

Crews in New Orleans are expected to begin Monday the recovery of the bodies of two workers who died nine months ago when the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed during construction. The structure on the edge of the French Quarter partially collapsed on October 12, 2019, killing three and injuring dozens. One body was recovered. Recovery…MORE

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

Dozens of Mississippi lawmakers have coronavirus after weeks of refusing to wear masks

If you’ve been in contact with your state lawmaker in Mississippi, you may want to get a coronavirus test. About one in six state lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Dr. Thomas Dobbs of the Mississippi Health Department. For weeks, politicians flouted mask recommendations inside the state Capitol. Twenty-six state legislators have…MORE

States struggle with reopening of schools

States struggle with reopening of schools

The nation’s schools have been in an upheaval since the pandemic began. And now, amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases, states are revisiting contingency plans to safely reopen them. Several governors are taking sides in the debate between the push for attendance and the hesitation to gather kids before it’s safe. The US Centers for…MORE