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Economy Dec 17Union objects to results of two Starbucks unionization votes
The union says the coffee retailer waged a "shock and awe" campaign meant to dissuade workers from voting to unionize. Starbucks denies the accusations.
Education Dec 17Schools respond to emergency threats on TikTok
Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent of schools in Broward County, Florida, one of the nation’s largest school districts, said the U.S. government should take action if TikTok won’t get rid of dangerous posts that hurt American schools.
Economy Dec 09Starbucks workers vote to unionize in Buffalo, New York
"Yes" votes could accelerate unionization efforts at other U.S. Starbucks stores. Already, three more stores in Buffalo and a store in Mesa, Arizona, have filed petitions with the labor board for their own union elections. Those cases are pending.
Education Sep 30WATCH: Education officials testify about supporting schools during COVID, School board group asks US for help policing threats
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra are expected to testify before a Senate committee on Thursday about schools during the pandemic.
Politics Aug 10Kathy Hochul to become first female governor of New York after Cuomo resignation
The centrist Democrat from western New York last week joined the chorus of politicians denouncing the governor. She said Tuesday that she's ready to lead.
Nation Feb 23No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death
The 41-year-old Black man's death last March sparked nightly protests after the video was released nearly six months later. The video shows Prude handcuffed and naked with a spit hood over his head as an officer pushes his face against…
Health Nov 22Inequality ‘baked into’ virus testing access as cases surge
Lines for free COVID-19 tests stretch for blocks and hours in cities where people feel the dual strain of the coronavirus surge and the approaching holidays. But an increasing number of pop-up clinics promise visitors instant results — at a…
Politics Oct 02Rochester mayor indicted in campaign finance probe
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been indicted on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago.
Nation Sep 04WATCH: Police union head says officers in suffocation death followed training
Locust Club President Michael Mazzeo says the officers were in a difficult position, trying to help someone who appeared to have mental illness. He says they didn't intend to harm Prude.
Education Aug 04Why parents are forming ‘learning pods’ — and how they might deepen inequality
As the coronavirus pandemic has clouded hopes of reopening schools nationwide, parents who want more than remote instruction have been scrambling to hire tutors and private teachers for small groups of children.