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New York Leaders Call for Restrictions on UK Flights

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Record numbers of Vermonters hunt and fish during pandemic ... Oklahoma recruits out-of-state tourists while feds urge limits on travel ... Hawaii governor warns of deep budget cuts.

New York Lawmakers Demand NYPD Halt Undercover Sex Trade Stings

A dozen city and state officials also called for the disbandment of vice, the primary division that polices the sex trade; some want investigations into misconduct allegations against the unit, including withholding of evidence.

How to Fairly Use Algorithms to Make Tough Decisions

COMMENTARY | With computer power increasingly used to guide policies adopted by states and local leaders, governments need to take steps to ensure the underlying algorithms aren’t biased.

NYC Health Official Tells Older Residents to Stay Home

At-risk residents in New York City, including people over the age of 65, should limit excursions as Covid-19 cases rise, the city's top health official advised this week.

Snitches Could Get Cash for Illegal Parking Tips

The proposal, currently before the New York City Council's transportation committee, would give citizens 25% of any fines resulting from reports of certain illegally parked cars.

New York City Tests Replacing Police with EMTs for 911 Calls about Mental Health Crises

The city saw a wave of protests this summer calling for major changes in how the police operate. Now it’s the latest city to embrace the use of medical and mental health professionals for certain 911 calls.

Report: The Country's Top Cities for Clean Energy Policy

New York City, Boston and Seattle top the 2020 Clean Energy Scorecard, which ranks 100 cities on local efforts to implement clean energy policy. But only 20 cities are on track to meet their own community climate goals.

Texas AG Says He Won’t Resign After Staff Accuse Him of Bribery and Other Wrongdoing

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Thousands of kids in Miami-Dade return to classrooms … Maine’s marijuana industry expected to get off to a sputtering start … de Blasio, Cuomo at odds over shutdown orders in some New York City neighborhoods.

New York City Principals Union Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Mayor Over Schools Plan

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Twenty-one states report 10% or more Covid-19 increase… 1 million people have cast ballots early… Maryland man who threw house party gets a year in jail.

Justice Department Dubs New York, Seattle, and Portland as ‘Anarchist Jurisdictions’

The three cities were flagged for “permitting anarchy, violence and destruction” as part of the Trump administration’s bid to cut funding to cities where recent protests over racial injustice and police brutality have occurred.

The Pandemic Has Parents Fleeing From Schools—Maybe Forever

Covid-19 is a catalyst for families who were already skeptical of the traditional school system—and are now thinking about leaving it for good.

Poll: Over Half of Households in America's Biggest Cities Dealing With Financial Difficulties

Budget problems, which have coincided with the coronavirus pandemic, are especially acute for Black and Latino residents.

New York City to Set Up Random Covid Testing at Schools

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Michigan streamlines benefits renewal form … Another mayor moves after home protests … Los Angeles firefighter believed to be kidnapped in Mexico.

Affluence Killed New York, Not the Pandemic

COMMENTARY | The city is in the midst of a reckoning—not simply because of the coronavirus, but because of what it had already become.

New York City to Set Up Checkpoints to Enforce Quarantine of Travelers

Enforcement teams will deploy to key entry points in the city to ensure incoming travelers complete health forms that request contact information and to inform them of the two-week quarantine requirement.

A Third of NYC Small Businesses Could Close as Result of Pandemic

New reports shed light on the long-lasting impacts the coronavirus outbreak could have on small businesses.

‘It’s About Love and Solidarity’: Mutual Aid Unites NYC Neighbors Facing Covid

Though mutual aid efforts are not new, such efforts have gained energy and attention during the pandemic.

New Study Will Look at Risks to Transit Workers From Virus

A research team will focus on New York City, where the coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on the transit workforce.

The NYPD Isn’t Giving Critical Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse

New York’s Civilian Complaint Review Board made 212 requests for body-worn camera footage in May. The NYPD sent only 33 responses, according to a memo obtained by ProPublica.