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Chicago Public Schools reopen for grades K-5

Chicago Public Schools reopen for grades K-5

Chicago public school students in grades kindergarten through 5 who chose in-person learning were able to return to classrooms Monday. Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited Hawthorne Scholastic Academy to welcome students back after almost a year of remote learning. “This morning I was lucky enough — once again — to experience firsthand the infectious excitement of…MORE

Texas attorney general sues electric company Griddy that sent huge bills during storm

Texas attorney general sues electric company Griddy that sent huge bills during storm

Texas’ attorney general filed a lawsuit against Griddy Energy and Griddy Holdings for “false, misleading, and deceptive advertising and marketing practices” after the company sent sky-high electricity bills to customers during February’s devastating winter storm. As the storm rattled Texas’ power grid, Griddy, which connects customers directly to the wholesale electricity market for a monthly…MORE

TV pioneer and former NFL star Irv Cross dies at 81

TV pioneer and former NFL star Irv Cross dies at 81

Broadcasting pioneer and former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Irv Cross died Sunday morning in Minnesota, the Philadelphia Eagles announced on the team’s website. He was 81. Cross was the first African American sports analyst on national television when he worked for CBS Sports as an NFL analyst and commentator from 1971 to 1994. He anchored…MORE

Domestic violence incidents rose in the US during pandemic lockdowns, analysis finds

Domestic violence incidents rose in the US during pandemic lockdowns, analysis finds

Domestic violence incidents rose in the United States by about 8.1% after the imposition of pandemic-related lockdowns, according to an analysis by the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice. The analysis, released Wednesday, was based on a review of 18 US and international studies that compared domestic violence incidents before and after stay-at-home restrictions…MORE

US groups are declaring March 1 a national day of mourning for Covid-19 victims

Almost one year after the first known US coronavirus death, activists and community groups are calling on officials to memorialize the more than half a million Americans who died with an official Covid Memorial Day. More than a hundred events will take place across the United States on Monday, March 1, to remember those who…MORE

Why Women’s History Month is in March

Why Women’s History Month is in March

March is National Women’s History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round, it begs the question: Why March? Is this month significant to women’s history, or is it just an arbitrary month on the calendar? The answer involves a little bit of history and a little bit of coincidence. From day to week to…MORE

About 390,000 Texans are still under boil water advisories from the winter storm

About 390,000 Texans are still under boil water advisories from the winter storm

About 390,000 Texas residents were still under boil water advisories as of midday Monday, almost two weeks after a winter storm slammed large swaths of the South. The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) website shows there are 399 active boil water notices in effect on Monday, while 1,780 notices have already been lifted. While…MORE