Firefighters disinfect a street against the new coronavirus, in western Tehran, Iran, Friday, March 13, 2020. The new coronavirus outbreak has reached Iran's top officials, with its senior vice president, Cabinet ministers, members of parliament, Revolutionary Guard members and Health Ministry officials among those infected. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) … [Read more...] about Coronavirus crisis: What happens now that Trump has pulled majority funding from the WHO?
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This exact question came to a legal head recently in Texas. A federal district court judge ruled that Texas voters who fear catching the coronavirus can vote by mail under the state's law permitting mail-in voting based on disability or physical condition. The Texas attorney general, a Republican, had argued against such an expansion of voting access, claiming that it could lead to voter fraud -- a claim (often made by Trump, including in last week's tweets) not supported by any meaningful evidence. The Texas AG did not accept defeat, instead appealing to the federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a famously politically conservative bench. The Court of Appeals promptly halted the district court's order, and now will consider whether to decide the appeal on its merits. … [Read more...] about The vote-by-mail cases that could decide the 2020 election
The top priority for the 2020-2021 school year is to maximize the recurring budget capacity while also maintaining the compensation, stipends and insurance premiums for employees. The district also wants to make salary adjustments for about 300 employees who are taking on “significant additional responsibilities.” … [Read more...] about Humble ISD considers conservative budget to stave off job loss amid coronavirus
But while Safe Travels may be a practical requirement to enter Hawaii, it’s not a legal one. There’s no law or regulation requiring travelers to use the app. Even the Safe Travels website couches things in voluntary terms: “All persons traveling to or within Hawaii are encouraged to register your trip into the Hawaii Safe Travels System to expedite your exit from the airport.” But when a Washington man recently arrived in Honolulu without a confirmed address or proof he had funds to pay for a place to stay, he was sent back. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Has Turned Paradise Into a Privacy Nightmare