Happy Sunday! Today's headlines take a look at what is currently happening around the country. Disportationate African American vaccine statistics, NYC takes a look back at a year with COVID, proposed Connecticut property tax increase, everything you need to know about the third stimulus check, and private schools open full time five days a week all grace front cover news across the country.These headlines of daily news are courtesy of Newseum.
The Times-Picayune Published in New Orleans, LA
As the vaccines have become available to most of Louisiana’s 4.6 million residents, a troubling trend has emerged. Black people appear to be getting vaccinated at significantly lower rates than White residents. Statewide, White people are 30% more likely to have been vaccinated than Black people, according to state data. Coletta Barrett, who heads the religious component of Our Lady of the Lake’s health system has been making her rounds from congregation to congregation to not only talk about the vaccine but have churches be inoculation spots.
Daily News Published in New York, NY
A year since NYC saw its first COVID related death, the virus has killed more than 30,000 of our friends and neighbors and co-workers and family members, 70% of them age 70 and older. While New York was first, COVID went national, infecting close to 30 million people and claiming more than 530,000 lives. Worldwide, there have been more than 2.6 million dead. The city’s future looks optimistic. With every day passing, more ar ebecoming vaccinated, theaters and small businesses are starting to open up, and the streets are starting to be inhabited again.
New Haven Registered Published in New Haven, CT
Connecticut Republicans have been rallying public opposition against legislation proposed by the top state Senate Democrat that would create a new, statewide tax on commercial and residential real property. Under the bill up for debate on Monday, a new, one-mill statewide tax would be placed on commercial and residential property, with the first $300,000 of assessed value exempt from the extra tax. The estimated $73.5 million in additional funds raised from the extra assessment would be distributed back to cities and towns.
Azcentral Published in Phoenix, AZ
The third round of stimulus payments was signed into law March 11, providing up to $1,400 per eligible individual, including qualifying children and nonchild dependents. Payments will start this weekend. A list of those who are eligible for the third stimulus check, how much citizens will get, when checks are expected to be deposited into bank accounts, etc. can be found in this article.
The Morning Call, Published in Allentown, PA
The vast majority of private and parochial schools in the Lehigh Valley opened their doors for five days of in-person instruction a week this school year. Accordingly, their waitlists have swelled with families eager for more in-person learning, often coming from public schools, who in the Lehigh Valley have largely stuck with hybrid learning models this year. For many public districts, the decision to stay in hybrid hinged on their inability to accommodate their large student populations and maintain 6 feet of social distance in their school buildings.
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