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President declares war on coronavirus; Senate passes $104 billion relief bill; California governor says schools may remain closed for the year – March 18, 2020

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice.

  • President Donald Trump issues several directives to curb coronavirus spread.
  • Treasury Department pushes $500 million plan to give $2,000 to each resident.
  • Senate passes $104 billion coronavirus relief bill-offering free testing and paid leave.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom: schools could stay closed rest of school year.
  • Silicon Valley lawmakers and leaders announce Silicon Valley Strong.
  • ACLU urges low level prisoners be released to curb coronavirus spread.
  • Los Angeles City Council takes actions to reduce spread of coronvirus.

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