News From Around the Country
- Many Californians have just three days of paid leave. What if they get COVID-19? March 7, 2021Millions of Golden State workers are staring down a pandemic with no clear access to an economic safety net if they take time off, after emergency sick-leave laws requiring two weeks' paid leave expired in January. The Legislature will soon vote on whether to reinstate the mandate.
- McManus: McConnell wants to use the filibuster to block Biden's agenda. Here's how Biden can outfox him March 7, 2021As the Senate has become increasingly polarized, the filibuster has become a weapon enabling the minority party to obstruct rather than compromise. But a couple of reforms could fix that.
- Minneapolis on edge as the first officer charged in killing of George Floyd goes on trial March 7, 2021City officials have prepared for Derek Chauvin's trial with stepped-up security and community outreach intended to prevent a repeat of last year's subsequent unrest.
- SUNDAY’S WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Warm, dry conditions expected all day March 7, 2021If you’ve been wishing for the right weather to get outside, today is your day. Sunday is poised to be “bright and beaut...
- Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee to honor civil rights icons Sunday March 7, 2021Sunday marks the 56th anniversary of those marches and “Bloody Sunday,” when more than 500 demonstrators gathered on March 7, 1965, to demand the right to vote and cross Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge. T
- Bloody Sunday memorial will pay homage to late civil rights giants March 7, 2021This year’s commemoration of a pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights for African Americans will honor four giants of the civil rights movement who lost their lives in 2020, including the late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
- Monroe County official is latest to accuse Cuomo of office misconduct March 7, 2021Ana Liss told The Wall Street Journal that when she worked for Cuomo, he called her "sweetheart," and asked personal questions, including whether she had a boyfriend.
- 19th Ward's Sojourner House could be facility for homeless parolees and probationers March 6, 2021A 19th Ward home that served as a convent for decades is targeted to provide transitional housing for men who are homeless after their incarceration.
- Monroe County's weekly COVID updates will now be simulcast in Spanish March 6, 2021Nearly a year into the pandemic, Monroe County's weekly COVID updates will now be simulcast in Spanish, aiming to bridge the gap in urgent pandemic information.
- Lockdown March 6, 2021by Anonymous After nearly a year of being locked down, and having super limited social engagements, my loneliness has intensified so much. It’s almost unbearable. I have to purposely seek people out, I live alone. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
- Just in time March 6, 2021by Anonymous Anyone here interested in cosmetic surgery will find that most providers in the state will advise you to get facial fillers before a facelift even if you have seriously obvious sagging of the facial skin and muscles. So that's what I did, I got like 10k worth of fillers. But any artist/sculpture worth […]
- Community, football players remember teen shot, killed in Valparaiso March 7, 2021The Valparaiso community has rallied behind Noah Beller’s family with at least two fundraisers, including an online page set up by one of his former classmates.
- Column: How has a year in the pandemic changed you? The Year of COVID Questionnaire is here to help you take stock. March 7, 2021The questionnaire is a chance to take inventory of how the past year changed you, or didn’t, and to think ahead to the coming year.
- Man found dead with gunshot wound in Englewood building fire, police say March 6, 2021When Chicago police officers responded to a fire Saturday afternoon at an abandoned building in Englewood, they found a man dead with a gunshot wound to his back, Chicago police said.
The violence needs to stop. Violence doesn’t end well for anyone. Now is the time to demonstrate a firm COMMITMENT to what is just and right. Injustice cannot be answered with injustice. A more strategic plan for supporting the current justified outcry of people in pain is needed.
For WoV, our plans should include actions that:
- Exhibit the highest degree of character, excellence, quality, and competence
- Show respect toward all people — which in the heat of a confrontation takes more than ‘being calm’
- Always strive to achieve positive change and improvement for BIPOC Communities