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Los Angeles to require proof of COVID vaccination to enter businesses

Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses, large events and city buildings - voting 11-2 Wednesday in favor of adding the rule to its Municipal Code, which goes into effect Nov. 6.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Follow the bouncing stupid: California recall shows Republicans may out-dumb Dems in '22 midterms

The race to replace U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick will likely hinge on which party runs a dumber campaign. Watch for Dems and R's to keep handing each other their beer during the 2022 election in Arizona... Read more»

California to require all healthcare workers to get vaccinated

As COVID-19’s Delta variant picks up steam across the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that in addition to mandating state workers get vaccinated or receive weekly testing, the state will now require all healthcare workers be vaccinated by Sept. 30. ... Read more»

USDA chief calls for overhaul of forest management in western states

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the federal government needs to do a better job of forest management after viewing damage from the million-acre August Complex fire - a rare admission in an era where climate change receives the brunt of the blame for the spate of wildfires. ... Read more»

Sunshine Week

Governors evade open gov't laws to keep records from public

In most states, sunshine laws give the public insight into the governor's decisions. Since last year, governors across the country have provided thousands of pages of emails in response to requests filed by The Associated Press, revealing how some pushed economic interests ahead of public health guidance as they battled the pandemic.... Read more»

Vaccinating the homeless: Some have received doses, others await their turn

A small segment of the homeless population in the Southwest, many with chronic health conditions that make the pandemic especially challenging, has begun getting the Covid-19 vaccine. However, organizations serving the homeless are facing challenges in inoculating the at-risk populations they serve.... Read more»

As smoke chokes West, Calif. governor says fires show reality of climate change

California Gov. Gavin Newsom told reporters Friday that wildfires ravaging the West this summer are a direct result of climate change.... Read more»

Homeless people vulnerable to coronavirus as Americans are told to stay home

Homelessness was at crisis levels in the United States. COVID-19 has put this already vulnerable population even more at risk.... Read more»