Wednesday, December 29th, members and staff popped up on Zoom for the last 2020 RIOC board meeting. Encouraging signs of openness flashed, but there was enough of the old bad RIOC to keep it dim.
By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square/December 30th, 2020 (The Center Square) – A second round of stimulus checks, this time in the amount of $600, is being sent out this week, the U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday. Referred to as economic impact payments, the $600 check individuals will […]
Natural scientists have done their part by creating vaccines. To get people to take them, we need social science. By Jill Richardson | December 22, 2020 With the new COVID-19 vaccine available, Dr. Anthony Fauci says Americans can begin to achieve herd immunity by next summer. Herd immunity occurs when so many […]
Lauren Costantino, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 30 at 1:08pm ESTby THE CITY President Donald Trump’s stalled signing of the $900 billion pandemic stimulus bill Sunday came a day after two key pandemic unemployment aid programs expired under the CARES Act. The president’s delay spurred […]
RIOC conflicts of interest for board member Michael Shinozaki loom large but remain publicly undisclosed. He does not abstain from voting, and he’s open with opinions. But why no disclosure…?
If we make room for a second American national anthem, it’s America the Beautiful, a song so rounded and inclusive, it’s a national hymn, if not an official anthem.
Allison Dikanovic, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 28 at 8:37pm ESTby THE CITY The coming end of the year brings some promising news for tenants economically slammed by the pandemic: another shot at rent relief for tens of thousands and a deal to push the […]
By Bethany Blankley | The Center Square/December 29th, 2020 (The Center Square) – U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, sued Vice President Mike Pence in an attempt to challenge the results of some states’ Electoral College votes.
….And Night, Meditation #10 is from the final section of my book, A Million Different Things: Meditations of The World’s Happiest Man, is all about time and how we learn to create past and future.
Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Dec 28 at 5:48pm ESTby THE CITY The $4 billion the MTA landed from the finally signed federal pandemic aid stimulus package will spare riders massive service cuts and worker layoffs next year, even if fares are still set […]