President Trump says that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months. Senate talks continue but no deal yet on a two trillion dollar coronavirus economic package. Airport baggage handler, janitors and other contract staff say they need to be included in an economic rescue deal. Jewish-led activists call on Governor … Continued

New York becomes the second state with a shelter in place order as coronavirus cases spike. Senate negotiators plan to work through the weekend on a trillion dollar coronavirus package. Covered California reopens enrollment and urges uninsured residents to join. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announces an emergency relief fund. San Francisco’s DSA democratic socialists distribute … Continued

Comprehensive coverage of the day’s news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental and economic justice. Senate Republicans push a third coronavirus relief package. Public policy advocates push for greater funding for vulnerable populations. Food and Drug Administration explores coronavirus treatments. Lawmakers call for increase in production of protective equipment. United Nations Secretary … Continued

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: … Continued

President Donald Trump doubles down on his travel ban from Europe to stop coronavirus spread. Democrats and Republicans at odds over coronavirus relief bill. Democratic Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders issue coronavirus response plans. Governor Gavin Newsom on state’s coronavirus response, ends events of 250 people or more. Housing rights advocates urge Oakland … Continued

World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic. U.S. health officials warn coronavirus outbreaks will spread and worsen. San Francisco bans large gatherings of more than 1,000 people, schools to stay open. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden wins big in Michigan primary. Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will stay in the race. President Donald Trump bans … Continued

New York Governor calls in National Guard to address coronavirus outbreak in New York suburb. Italy’s coronavirus cases top 10,000 as nation uses military and police to enforce travel bans. CDC says medical facilities and nursing homes need to do more to prevent COVID-19 spread. Trump administration outlines coronavirus response, pushes for payroll tax cut. … Continued