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June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
May 19, 2021, 10am PDT
Goods movement on the Mississippi River, as well as truck traffic on a key interstate, has ground to a halt after a crack was discovered last week in a bridge on Interstate 40 connecting to Memphis.
Associated Press via NBC News
April 21, 2021, 10am PDT
Gov. Gavin Newsom has foreseen the end of the pandemic that has killed over 61,000 Californians and has taken a page from his Republican counterpart in the second most populous state by setting a date when all restrictions will be lifted.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 4, 2021, 8am PST
The three levels of care provided by hospitals: conventional, contingency, and crisis, were outlined in a letter sent to all hospitals. They must notify the state by Wednesday that they have adopted some version of crisis standards to ration care.
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2020, 11am PDT
The symbolism behind highway protests brings demonstrators to occupy Interstate 94 between St. Paul and Minneapolis.
CityLab
May 27, 2020, 10am PDT
The terminology of the coronavirus pandemic isn't applied consistently, particularly when dealing with areas seeing a resurgence of infection after states have relaxed social distancing restrictions. The World Health Organization added some clarity.
Reuters
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
April 13, 2020, 7am PDT
Many counties throughout the nation have recorded no deaths from COVID-19. A perception exists that population density is responsible for the massive death toll in New York and New Jersey and that exurban and rural counties may be spared.
The New York Times
January 30, 2020, 10am PST
In every phase of transit development, arts and culture strategies can be employed to inform and enhance the process. Here are examples from three different transit projects around the country.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 21, 2020, 11am PST
Housing deregulation for the sake of housing affordability made progress in both Democratic- and Republican-led states last year.
City Journal
November 24, 2019, 9am PST
Walmart hasn't always synonymous with sprawl, and maybe it won't always be. Its new corporate headquarters has been designed as a walkable urban place, and a magnet for talent.
Curbed
June 2, 2019, 9am PDT
Another corporate behemoth is planning a new headquarters. But this time cities won't have to compete for it. Walmart is remaining true to its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Dallas Morning News
April 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The 3 cent gas tax and 6 cent diesel tax increases are among the lowest of any states that have hiked fuel taxes since 2013, but combined with other revenue sources in the legislation, plus an upcoming sales tax ballot measure, it's historic.
Talk Business & Politics
April 5, 2019, 6am PDT
The state of Arkansas is now the second station in the nation to completely legalize the Idaho Stop—a frequently practiced maneuver on bikes that advocates say is a key to bike safety and comfort on the streets.
Streetsblog USA
November 5, 2018, 5am PST
A Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas will be a testing ground for a new planning concept in the works at the massive retailer.
Talk Business & Politics
July 27, 2018, 5am PDT
Fire season is back, and it's not safe to breathe in huge swaths of the world.
The Mercury News
June 25, 2018, 7am PDT
Plans for temporary facilities designed to house between 25,000 to 45,000 people have been revealed by Time Magazine. Sites in Alabama, Arizona, California,
Time
April 6, 2018, 7am PDT
Communities around Northwest Arkansas have placed bike infrastructure at the center of a plan to retrofit suburban communities.
The Atlantic
March 6, 2018, 6am PST
Tactical urbanism isn't just for big cities.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2017, 10am PST
If California is going to address its chronic housing shortage, single-family residential neighborhoods can no longer be ruled "off limits." Opposition to a small Berkeley subdivision spawned new housing legislation and fostered the YIMBY movement.
The New York Times