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The Rise of the Crypto Mayors

For now, most crypto-enthused officials are focused on comparatively modest projects. Mark Wheeler, chief information officer for Philadelphia, became fascinated with crypto in 2018 after hearing about an effort in […]




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Proud Boys Regroup, Focusing on School Boards and Town Councils

While the Proud Boys’ membership is not public, Mr. Holt said the group appeared to be growing in small towns and counties.Often, their presence has been enough to disrupt events. […]




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California’s Housing Crisis Looms Large for Gavin Newsom

The median home price in California has eclipsed $800,000. Tenants in the state are among the most cost-burdened in the country. Each night more than 100,000 residents sleep outside or […]




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Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

Over the past several months, the White House and Treasury Department have been racing to deal with the program’s problems, repeatedly revising guidelines to allow tenants to receive payouts with […]




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To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army’

In March, the White House also orchestrated an Instagram Live chat between Dr. Fauci and Eugenio Derbez, a Mexican actor with over 16.6 million Instagram followers who had been openly […]




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A Rural-Urban Broadband Divide, but Not the One You Think Of

Whom should the government help get superfast internet access?The question is not addressed directly in President Biden’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan, which devotes tens of billions of dollars to expanding access […]




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Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

WASHINGTON — At a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen last month, Jeff Williams, the mayor of Arlington, Texas, laid out his grim economic predicament: Heavy spending on coronavirus […]




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China Has All It Needs to Vaccinate Millions, Except Much Proof Its Vaccines Work

The government has stressed that the vaccination drive is voluntary, and people will have to pay for the inoculations. Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council […]




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Kentucky Hurting While Awaiting Federal Pandemic Aid

In Perry County, Ky., the local government is cutting back on garbage pickup. Magoffin County is laying off public safety workers. And in Floyd County, where food pantries are reporting […]




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A $900 Billion Plan Would Help the Economy, but Not Fix It

The economic recovery, slowing for months, is in danger of going into reverse. That’s why a growing list of economists, business lobbyists and other advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to […]