This post has been updated. It was originally published Monday, Aug. 3, at 2:52 p.m.
Monday marked a year since the El Paso shooting, in which 23 people died after Patrick Crusius opened fire at a Walmart. Despite the attack — which targeted Latinos and was preceded with a racist screed — the West Texas city is divided politically.
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation that doesn't require employers to give their workers paid time off when they're sick — an urgent concern during the health crisis, especially when one of the main directives from city officials has been "stay home."
Contact tracing has been consistently recommended as one of the best tools to slow the spread of COVID-19. The San Antonio area was promised a robust contact tracing department, but internal disagreements on how best to build such a team has led to the few contact tracers on staff overwhelmed by a surge of coronavirus cases.
A new FRONTLINE documentary explores how the COVID-19 crisis has affected vulnerable populations of immigrants and undocumented workers in the United States through stories of crucial farm and meat-packing workers — the pandemic's invisible victims.
*This post was updated on Monday, July 20, at 4:10 p.m.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black individuals during encounters with law enforcement officers sparked protests and renewed calls for police reform in cities throughout the U.S.
At the beginning of July, the City of San Antonio opened a new Financial and Housing Recovery Center to provide a myriad of assistance programs and services for residents financially affected by COVID-19.
The current era of hyper-partisan politics was started by Newt Gingrich over 30 years ago. Tactics from his playbook can be seen in rise of the Tea Party, the Trump presidential campaign and the Freedom Caucus.