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Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Chicago officials will allocate $56 million in COVID-19 relief funding to expand contact tracing throughout the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in a coron [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding ...→

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

Chicago officials will allocate $56 million in COVID-19 relief funding to expand contact tracing throughout the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced in a coron [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces $56 Million Funding ...→

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday announced he will withdraw tens of thousands of US troops from Germany — accusing the European nation of taking advan [...] Read full article: Trump announces plan to slash troops in ...→

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allocate $500 million to increase teachers’ salaries. DeSantis made the... Read full article: DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 mill...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

Google-owned video platform YouTube has announced a $100 million fund for black video creators, as well as a fundraiser special being hosted by rapper Common a [...] Read full article: YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for ...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

"The restaurant industry has been incredibly impacted by this global pandemic, and we've made helping the small businesses that make our neighborhoods and city [...] Read full article: City announces increase in outdoor seati...→

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that the city will ask to appropriate $1.13 billion funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CAR...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

The Pohlad family, which owns the Minnesota Twins, says that it’s committing $25 million to push for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Read full article: Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Comm...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a fiscal year 2021 budget that would cut millions of dollars from police funding. Read full article: Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Po...→

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee voted to submit proposed police funding cuts to the City Council on Tuesday. Read full article: Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Milli...→

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

Lackluster fundraising efforts have led to serious financial struggles for the gun-rights advocacy group, but that might be about to change. Hear how the NRA i [...] Read full article: NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase Fr...→

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for L...→

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a $100 million program aimed at promoting racial justice inside the tech giant. Read full article: Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Millio...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

De Blasio announces $10 million boost to crisis management system budget - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to expand the city's crisis management system and provide more funding to grassroots community groups behind the Cure Read full article: De Blasio announces $10 million boost to...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

Eight in 10 Americans want to either increase or maintain funding to local police departments, according to a new survey by the National Sheriffs Association. Read full article: New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increa...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday announced he will withdraw tens of thousands of US troops from Germany — accusing the European nation of taking advan [...] Read full article: Trump announces plan to slash troops in ...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a fiscal year 2021 budget that would cut millions of dollars from police funding. Read full article: Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Po...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

Lackluster fundraising efforts have led to serious financial struggles for the gun-rights advocacy group, but that might be about to change. Hear how the NRA i [...] Read full article: NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase Fr...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a $100 million program aimed at promoting racial justice inside the tech giant. Read full article: Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Millio...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

The Pohlad family, which owns the Minnesota Twins, says that it’s committing $25 million to push for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Read full article: Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Comm...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that the city will ask to appropriate $1.13 billion funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CAR...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allocate $500 million to increase teachers’ salaries. DeSantis made the... Read full article: DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 mill...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee voted to submit proposed police funding cuts to the City Council on Tuesday. Read full article: Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Milli...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for L...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

Google-owned video platform YouTube has announced a $100 million fund for black video creators, as well as a fundraiser special being hosted by rapper Common a [...] Read full article: YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for ...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

De Blasio announces $10 million boost to crisis management system budget - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to expand the city's crisis management system and provide more funding to grassroots community groups behind the Cure Read full article: De Blasio announces $10 million boost to...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

"The restaurant industry has been incredibly impacted by this global pandemic, and we've made helping the small businesses that make our neighborhoods and city [...] Read full article: City announces increase in outdoor seati...→

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

Eight in 10 Americans want to either increase or maintain funding to local police departments, according to a new survey by the National Sheriffs Association. Read full article: New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increa...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

Trump announces plan to slash troops in Germany over NATO funding

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday announced he will withdraw tens of thousands of US troops from Germany — accusing the European nation of taking advan [...] Read full article: Trump announces plan to slash troops in ...→

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Contracted Coronavirus During Primary Election As City Ramps Up Contact Tracing

Johnson worked as a poll worker at Andrew Hamilton School during the June 2 primary. She says she believes that is when she contracted COVID-19. Read full article: Philadelphia Poll Worker Believes She Co...→

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 million to increase teacher salaries

HIALEAH GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will allocate $500 million to increase teachers’ salaries. DeSantis made the... Read full article: DeSantis signs bill allocating $500 mill...→

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public Health says contact tracing isn’t doing much

Austin Public Health is reporting alarming numbers paired with alarming news that contact tracing efforts may not be very effective in slowing the spread local [...] Read full article: As COVID-19 cases surge, Austin Public H...→

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing limited COVID-19 outbreak for UT students on spring break trip

In March, Austin Public Health reported a group of approximately 70 adults in their 20s left for a spring break trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on a chartered p [...] Read full article: CDC reports ‘effective’ contact tracing ...→

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Despite army of workers, coronavirus contact tracing in Washington state is challenging

Washington state officials have trained workers who are now finally ready to make phone calls for contact tracing for coronavirus — but those who are doing the [...] Read full article: Despite army of workers, coronavirus con...→

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

Officials issue warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls

(WSVN) - Officials have issued a new warning about fake COVID-19 contact tracing calls. Attorney General Ashley Moody issued a warning Monday urging the public [...] Read full article: Officials issue warning about fake COVID...→

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a bumpy start, report says

New York City's coronavirus contact tracing program is off to a bumpy start, The New York Times reported. Read full article: NYC coronavirus contact tracing off to a...→

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps

The MIT Technology Review recently published an article noting that a number of new coronavirus contact tracing apps have been introduced that invasively track [...] Read full article: MIT Begins Tracking Creepy Coronavirus C...→

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 contact tracing – here's how

Last month, both Apple and Google rolled out new COVID-19 contact tracing tools with the goal of helping curb the spread of COVID-19 and alert people who have [...] Read full article: Your iPhone can help with COVID-19 conta...→

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on contact-tracing app

U.K. contact tracing, India-China tensions, a stolen van Gogh: Here’s what you need to know. Read full article: Britain seeks Silicon Valley’s help on c...→

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Police Funding

Philadelphia gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a fiscal year 2021 budget that would cut millions of dollars from police funding. Read full article: Philadelphia May Cut $33 Million from Po...→

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Million Police Funding Cut

The Los Angeles City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee voted to submit proposed police funding cuts to the City Council on Tuesday. Read full article: Los Angeles Advances Proposed $150 Milli...→

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse to Use Contact Tracing Apps

According to a recent report, more than seven in ten Americans refuse to use coronavirus contact tracing apps developed by tech giants like Apple and Google. Read full article: Poll: More Than 7 in 10 Americans Refuse...→

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavirus cases: We have to 'get serious' about contact tracing

Dr. Mehmet Oz said on Tuesday that he was worried about the states that have shown a "significant" increase in coronavirus-related hospitalizations.  Read full article: Dr. Oz worried about uptick in coronavir...→

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase From Donors Held At Gunpoint

Lackluster fundraising efforts have led to serious financial struggles for the gun-rights advocacy group, but that might be about to change. Hear how the NRA i [...] Read full article: NRA Receives Massive Funding Increase Fr...→

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

States Back Out of Google and Apple's Contact Tracing App Plans

Multiple States across the country are reportedly walking back promises to use contact tracing systems developed by Silicon Valley tech firms such as Google an [...] Read full article: States Back Out of Google and Apple's Co...→

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for Lakefront, Bars

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced plans to reopen the city’s lakefront and area bars, but with some changes and new restrictions in place. Beginning J [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Reopening Plan for L...→

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has released a consumer alert video warning of what he called an emerging scam connected to COVID-19 contact tracing. “Whi [...] Read full article: Mike Feuer Warns of Scam Connected To CO...→

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Million Racial Justice Initiative

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a $100 million program aimed at promoting racial justice inside the tech giant. Read full article: Apple CEO Tim Cook Announces $100 Millio...→

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for Black Producers

Google-owned video platform YouTube has announced a $100 million fund for black video creators, as well as a fundraiser special being hosted by rapper Common a [...] Read full article: YouTube Announces $100 Million Fund for ...→

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Coronavirus contact tracing apps were tech’s chance to step up. They haven’t happened.

Most states are giving the cold shoulder to smartphone apps, though some developers think there's still a chance for them to catch on. Read full article: Coronavirus contact tracing apps were te...→

Northwestern makes COVID history • Religious group challenges Illinois abortion law • Cook County to expand contact tracing

NORTHWESTERN PERFORMS HISTORIC DOUBLE-LUNG TRANSPLANT: Northwestern Memorial Hospital is believed to be the first U.S. facility to perform a lifesaving double- [...] Read full article: Northwestern makes COVID history • Relig...→

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contact Tracing Won't Involve IT

The type of contact tracing the federal government is using to help curb the spread of the coronavirus won't impede on people's privacy, Health and Human Servi [...] Read full article: HHS Secretary Azar to Newsmax TV: Contac...→

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a day planned as county seeks to ‘quickly ramp up’ contact tracing program

The $40 million investment is a crucial step as the county begins to reopen, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. "The program will help us conti [...] Read full article: More than 3,000 COVID-19 interviews a da...→

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

Cook County receives $41 million grant for COVID-19 contact tracing

The Cook County Department of Public Health will receive almost $41 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health to rapidly scale-up [...] Read full article: Cook County receives $41 million grant f...→

Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-19 contact tracing

The funding from the state will allow the public health department to ramp up its program, with the goal of tracing more than 3,000 new contacts each day. Read full article: Cook County gets $40 million for COVID-1...→

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Commitment For Racial Justice

The Pohlad family, which owns the Minnesota Twins, says that it’s committing $25 million to push for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Read full article: Pohlad Family Announces $25 Million Comm...→

De Blasio announces $10 million boost to crisis management system budget - amNewYork

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to expand the city's crisis management system and provide more funding to grassroots community groups behind the Cure Read full article: De Blasio announces $10 million boost to...→

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Contact tracing is here, and it’s even more frightening than ima

Never mind former President Ronald Reagan’s warning of the most terrifying words in the English language — “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” The [...] Read full article: Contact tracing is here, and it’s even m...→

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Contact Tracing; Gov. Murphy Makes It Clear Program Is Not A Tracking App

For those uneasy about contact tracing and privacy, Gov. Phil Murphy provided many answers on Wednesday that he hopes will ease concerns. Read full article: New Jersey Set To Aggressively Expand Co...→

DC not ready for Phase Two despite coronavirus progress; contact tracing ramps up | WTOP

D.C. is making headway on at least one metric it needs to see in order to start Phase Two reopening amid the pandemic, officials said Wednesday. Read full article: DC not ready for Phase Two despite coron...→

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

City announces increase in outdoor seating for restaurants

"The restaurant industry has been incredibly impacted by this global pandemic, and we've made helping the small businesses that make our neighborhoods and city [...] Read full article: City announces increase in outdoor seati...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Million Fund To Provide Cash Assistance To Chicagoans Excluded From Stimulus Checks

“We know $1,000 may not go a long way, but it certainly will help in these troubling times, so that families can stay in their home, put food on the table, and [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $5 Millio...→

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increase Police Funding

Eight in 10 Americans want to either increase or maintain funding to local police departments, according to a new survey by the National Sheriffs Association. Read full article: New Poll: 8 Percent Want to Keep, Increa...→

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CARES Act Funding

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Tuesday that the city will ask to appropriate $1.13 billion funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act t [...] Read full article: Lightfoot Announces Allocations from CAR...→

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 million, says mayor, who won’t rule out property tax increase

The $700 million figure is 40 percent higher than the $500 million figure Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett told the City Council’s Finance Committe [...] Read full article: Estimated 2020 budget shortfall is $700 ...→

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

States are expanding contact tracing efforts, Fla. maintains its program is adequate

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State is on the rise and the state works to rebound, Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone takes a closer look a [...] Read full article: States are expanding contact tracing eff...→