China's ceremonial parliament now meeting in Beijing has moved to enact a national security law for Hong Kong, aimed at forbidding secessionist and subversive activity, as well as foreign interference and terrorism. Hong Kong's own government has been unable to pass such legislation due to the opposition in the city, but Beijing advanced the law itself after the protests last year. … [Read more...] about Protesters mass in Hong Kong before anthem law is debated
“I think it’s great,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, who last year succeeded in getting legislation passed waiving CEQA regulations when building service-enriched Navigation Center shelters. Noting that California has a quarter of the nation’s homeless population, at 151,000 — “an outrageously extreme situation” — he said the state needs to be assertively creative about keeping people indoors. … [Read more...] about Newsom proposes sidestepping CEQA to speed up converting hotels into homeless housing
10:49 p.m. IHME model reduces projected U.S. death toll: The U.S. is now projected to record 131,967 deaths by August due to the coronavirus in a model by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at University of Washington, a decrease of more than 11,000 from the agency’s projection a week earlier. That is despite lockdown measures being lifted across the country — the IHME noted mobility patterns on April 26 were 35% to 40% below normal in most U.S. states but back up to 10%-to-30% below normal in at least 20 states as of Tuesday. The IHME website did not provide a reason for the change in its projected death toll. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Health worker cases in U.S. top 60,000, CDC says
463 homes in Alexandria came on the market403 went under contract442 closed sales - The median days on market was 5 days with sellers getting 100% of the original list price. This indicates that Alexandria is still a seller's market! Compared to last year, in April 2019, there were 725 new listings, 629 under contract, and 559 closed sales in Alexandria. The median days on market was 6 days with sellers getting 100% of their list price, indicating that, while these is less volume of sales, COVID-19 has not yet significantly impacted Alexandria home sales. … [Read more...] about How is COVID-19 Impacting the Alexandria Real Estate Market?
NOAA predicted with 70 percent certainty there will be 13 to 19 named storms with top winds of at least 39 mph. Of those, six to 10 are expected to become hurricanes with top winds of at least 74 mph, including three to six major hurricanes of Category 3 and higher with top winds of at least 111 mph, according to Jacobs. … [Read more...] about Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer 2020 Forecast For Northern VA, DC