Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas librarians face harassment as they navigate book bans |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Texas Tribune / Lauren Witte Suzette Baker was given a list of books to take off the shelves of Kingsland Library in Llano County. Baker refused, and she was fired. Librarian Suzette Baker said she faced a hard choice last year when her boss asked her to hide a book on critical … Read more

hundreds of officers out sick

hundreds of officers out sick

Rikers Island is potentially poised for a federal takeover pending a hearing this week on a court-ordered new plan from the city detailing how officials plan to reform the notorious jail complex. At the center of the debate is a massive staffing crisis on the island, where hundreds of correction officers are calling out sick … Read more

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

The court-appointed special master tasked with drawing New York’s new congressional and state Senate maps released a preliminary draft of the new congressional boundaries Monday the state will have for the next decade. Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Jonathan Cervas as special master drew lines for the state’s 26 House seats, with 15 leaning Democratic, three … Read more

Court-appointed master releases New York state Senate lines

Court-appointed master releases New York state Senate lines

A court-appointed special master released New York’s new state Senate district lines Monday, releasing a draft plan for the next decade that will lean Democratic for more than half of the upper house. Jonathan Cervas, of the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carneige Mellon University, reconfigured the state’s 63 Senate seats from the Legislature’s … Read more

New York severe weather: Storms, flooding, potential tornadoes

New York severe weather: Storms, flooding, potential tornadoes

NEW YORK – Severe weather including storms and even a slight chance of tornadoes is forecasted for the New York City region beginning Monday afternoon. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was posted until 8 pm Monday for eastern Pennsylvania, most of New Jersey, New York City and its northern suburbs, Nassau County on Long Island, and … Read more

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v. Wade

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v.  Wade

When news broke earlier this month of the leaked United States Supreme Court draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, many New Yorkers braced themselves for the worst. Though abortion rights advocates had been preparing for this potential reality for years, the news that the country’s landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion throughout the … Read more

Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court | Texas News | San Antonio

Texas law prohibiting social media companies from banning users over their viewpoints reinstated by appeals court |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Courtesy Photo / Texas Attorney General’s Office Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed a district judge’s decision to block state law while a legal challenge continues against it. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. … Read more

NY politicians want baby formula emergency orders from Biden

NY politicians want baby formula emergency orders from Biden

Long Island Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin is the latest member of New York’s Congressional delegation to demand the Biden administration invoke emergency measures to address the growing crisis of the shortage in baby formula across the country. “President Biden must invoke the Defense Production Act to reverse the US shortage on baby formula,” Zeldin, who … Read more

Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission | Texas News | San Antonio

Treasury Department opens investigation into Gov.  Greg Abbott’s use of federal funds for border mission |  Texas News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge ProPublica / The Texas Tribune / Verónica G. Cárdenas Department of Public Safety Special Operations agents escort a group of migrants through private property as part of Operation Lone Star after encountering them in Kinney County near Brackettville on Nov. 9, 2021. WASHINGTON – Gov. Greg Abbott’s use of COVID-19 relief dollars … Read more

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs | National News | San Antonio

Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs |  National News |  San Antonio

click to enlarge Wikimedia Commons / James Heilman, MD When taken within three to five days of COVID-19 symptoms starting, antiviral drugs like Paxlovid may keep people out of the hospital. But the medications aren’t perfect and might be hard to find. Maybe you’ve heard that the pandemic is over in the United States. (It’s … Read more