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Capitol Police add field offices to investigate threats against members of Congress

In the wake the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, the U.S. Capitol Police announced it is adding field offices in Tampa and San Francisco to investigate threats against members of Congress - both cities located in states from where the agency is receiving a big bulk of the threats.... Read more»

Angry patients charged for telemedicine after being promised waived costs

Policymakers and insurers across the country say they are eliminating copayments, deductibles and other barriers to telemedicine for patients confined at home who need a doctor for any reason. But in a fragmented health system, the shift to cost-free telemedicine for patients is going far less smoothly than the speeches and press releases suggest. In some cases, doctors are billing for telephone calls that used to be free.... Read more»

Fresh air in Phoenix: ADEQ collecting data on CV-19 impact on emissions

The Phoenix area is famous for its warm spring days and wealth of outdoor activities, but it’s also known for something less flattering: some of the worst air quality in the country. ... Read more»

Trump misrepresents Google coronavirus website

President Donald Trump and other officials misleadingly suggested that tech behemoth Google was working on a screening website that large numbers of Americans could soon use to see if they should be tested for the new coronavirus. The website, however, is actually a project of Google’s sister company Verily and is initially limited to the San Francisco Bay Area.... Read more»

Rogue columnist

Talton: Phoenix failing at netting tech innovation

Local and state policies and mindsets have crippled Phoenix's ability to compete at the highest level when it had every opportunity. Arizona is known for SB 1070 and suburban sprawl. Coastal "winners" invested in the amenities, infrastructure, quality of life, and dense urban innovation centers to draw and retain the best advanced industry jobs.... Read more»

U.S. House bars funding for 'sanctuary' cities for immigrants

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to deny funding to cities that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal authorities, setting off outcry from the White House and immigration advocates.... Read more»1

Rick Perry: Let's pull federal funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called sanctuary cities. ... Read more»1

How an accused Guatemalan war criminal won U.S. citizenship

In May 1985, a Guatemalan Army lieutenant named Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes deserted, flew to San Francisco and requested political asylum, asserting that leftist guerrillas in his war-torn homeland were gunning for him.... Read more»

Analysis

Immigration: Staying put but still in the shadows

Have state anti-immigration bills led to an exodus of unauthorized migrants from the United States as restrictionists have promised?... Read more»1

U.S. gas prices break record for President's Day weekend

Gasoline prices in the United States are the highest they’ve ever been for this time of year. Currently, the average is $3.53 a gallon, up 25 cents since the beginning of the year.... Read more»

San Francisco weighs ban on sale of pets

San Francisco, named for the patron saint of animals, is considering a ban to stop the sale of pets — including cats, dogs, snakes, birds, hamsters and even goldfish — in a bid to end animal cruelty.... Read more»

Wells Fargo’s plan to squeeze fees from customers

Banks will go to great lengths to protect overdraft fees, which are big business. Banks make more on those fees than they do on penalties from credit cards. ... Read more»

Immigration SB1070

Boycott grounds Aeromexico flights to Az; Mexico issues travel alert

An official with the Mexican government has advised citizens not to travel to Arizona in the wake of the state's tough new immigration law. Aeromexico said it is suspending flights to Phoenix and Tucson due to a “significant” fall in demand.... Read more»1