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
Dr. Christine Ross, the state epidemiologist, said there’s no way to know how well certain states are doing without knowing how widely and frequently they test people for the virus.
The government has staked its political legitimacy on controlling the virus better than other countries, especially its geopolitical rivals.
With this week’s latest poll declaring a 61 to 25 percent split, according to those numbers it looks like a man called Leroy, may just become New York City’s next mayor. In under a week the mayoral election numbers should be in, and Board of Elections usual hiccups notwithstanding Eric Leroy Adams will…or will not
Enrollment in public schools has been steady for years, but a variety of factors has caused that number to start falling. The first, of course, is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Between schools transitioning to virtual classes and then the subsequent return to in-person classes with or without mask and vaccine mandates, parents have found alternative
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
The squeaking sneakers, the rhythm of the bounce on the hardwood floor, the swishing of the net, the clang of the rim; the sounds of the GAME. We back to ballin’!!! This year around these parts, we’re not simply happy that the sport is back, we have moved passed that. This year we have two
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-,
LOS ANGELES – California health officials said Wednesday that they are prepared to pull out all the stops to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11 against COVID-19 as the country draws closer to authorizing eligibility for that age group.
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