Anthony Thomas: Lending a helping hand to communities

Anthony Thomas is the executive director of Show Up, Turn Out, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to non-partisan, non-political engagement around issues important to the community. The goal of the organization is to increase turnout in local elections, particularly African American voter turnout. With the 2021 general election for city offices in full swing, Thomas has

City elections roundup

Early voting has begun for New York City’s 2021 General Election. Voters throughout the city are heading to the polls to elect the city’s next mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough presidents, district attorneys and city council members.  Thanks to term limits this year’s election is set to bring some new blood to city hall, with

Consumers and communities in crisis

New York’s COVID-19 state of emergency ended June 24, 2021, but the affordability and utility arrears crises that affect 1.5 million residential energy (electric and gas) consumer households statewide continues to worsen unaddressed. Make no mistake about it, this crisis threatens our state’s future economic recovery, as well as the livelihood of millions of low-,

No need to wipe down Halloween candy this year, so how do trick-or-treaters stay safe from COVID-19?

Gustavo Guarneros, left, Dominic Guarneros and Martha Guarneros watch as Alex Aguiniga tries on a Beetlejuice mask while shopping for Halloween costumes at Spirit Halloween in Millcreek on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Holiday can be safe and happy, say Utah public health officials What should be at the top of