Normally, someone who is arrested is entitled to go before a judge within 48 hours for an arraignment, where the charges are explained and the person can enter a plea. The Judicial Council extended the time to seven days. … [Read more...] about As coronavirus roils courts, prosecutors and public defenders fume about state directives
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These women face a cruel double-whammy: they're getting hit by the economic tsunami of the pandemic along with the lost earnings of the gender wage gap that pays them less than men doing the same job. New analysis by the National Women's Law Center shows that 85% of home health and personal care aides are women, and they are losing $5,000 each year to the wage gap, based on the difference between men and women's median annual earnings. … [Read more...] about Everything feels different this Equal Pay Day
Several Republican governors have offered their own state-level versions of the one strong measure Trump has consistently supported as the pandemic unfolded: restrictions on incoming travel. Florida’s Ron DeSantis first ordered self-isolation for anyone entering his state from New York and then expanded the scope of the sanctions to include travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Texas’s Greg Abbott has matched these restrictions and also imposed self-isolation on those flying into his state from Miami, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and anywhere in California and Washington State. … [Read more...] about Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns?
"Ideally in a world where we had unlimited PPE [personal protective equipment], everyone should wear a mask," said Liu. "But if the household members are all staying far apart and not coming into one another’s spaces, masks aren’t as important. If people are sharing space together and sharing some air, it’s more important that they wear a mask. A surgical mask is probably a good step to reducing transmission and the difference between a surgical mask and N95 mask is a narrow one, we think." … [Read more...] about What should you do if a member of your household gets COVID-19?
“The doctor started listening to my heart and he said, ‘That’s not right,’” Kidd said. “He brought in a machine to test it and within a couple of minutes, he handed me a piece of paper and said, ‘You have to get to the emergency room right now. Don’t drive. Walk it in there and show them this paper and they’ll get you in right away.’” … [Read more...] about An A’s scout in failing health found hope on his 46th birthday: a new heart