A combination of “shelter in place” orders, the unprecedented social and economic stressors of massive job losses, and an increase in gun sales are contributing to a spike in domestic violence reports all around the country, and victims find themselves literally unable to escape the reach of their abusers. Local authorities are reporting a sharp increase in domestic violence calls—in both major cities and rural areas—since states began to discourage travel outside the home in accordance with public health directives. New York City, Seattle, and Los Angeles have all seen a surge in such reports, along with several other metropolitan areas. For example, two days after California’s “Safer at Home” order went into effect, Los Angeles police reported 244 domestic abuse calls in a single day, representing a 240% increase over the previous month’s daily average of such calls.
In trying to reduce risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic, many people are practicing social distancing or self-isolating at home. For medical professionals and other hospital and clinic workers (including, for example, janitors), however, isolating away from high-risk areas is simply not realistic. Now, thanks to some community-focused creative thinking that turned into a Facebook group, some health care workers are being offered RVs to isolate in after leaving the hospital. At least one nurse, however, reports having a hard time in her own community, claiming her homeowners' association is threatening up to $1,000 in fines over her RV.
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The story of the pandemic is the story of people. The soaring numbers on charts and tables aren’t numbers of cars rolling off an assembly line, or the distance between the Earth and some point in the night sky. They’re all people. Every digit is misery. Every measure, grief. As more than one Internet wit has pointed out, the time Americans have spent looking at exponential charts has risen … exponentially. That may finally be about to end. Not because the rate of growth is suddenly slowing. Because it’s not.
The United States economy is crashing in historic fashion and that’s not even necessarily the worst thing going on—but one of the long-term dangers of coronavirus is that its damage to the economy, and the attendant fear and desperation, will be used to weaken the position of workers still further. The fate of workers has to be a major part of the policy discussion, and a focus of organizing, or we are so, so screwed even when and if COVID-19 stops being such an immediate threat to our health and lives.
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service has received more than 100 comments on an expansion project in the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in Juneau, revealing some residents have reservations about the plans. Expansion plans around Mendenhall Lake, the glacier and Dredge Lakes include additional visitor centers, more trails ...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - As in many other tourist destinations in the United States, a large portion of Santa Fe’s housing market is short-term rentals, where guests can stay in family-sized homes for a few nights instead of a hotel. Oftentimes, owners rent properties through such websites as Airbnb ...
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Officials in Corpus Christi said they’re looking at ways to discourage vacationers from visiting the popular South Texas city amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported Mayor Joe McComb is looking at possibly restricting residential vacation rentals in his ...
The design team at Nendo knew they’d need a way to connect the three generations—and eight cats—living inside a newly constructed home in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, so they created an enormous staircase. Spanning from the outdoor garden to the third floor, the steel-and-concrete structure isn’t designed for climbing between floors but does serve as a multi-level garden area and space for the cats to lounge. It also conceals bathrooms and the staircase residents actually will use, while the white-paneled walls hold additional storage. More
VALENTINE, Neb. (AP) - The federal parks service has announced the closure of the Niobrara National Scenic River visitors center in Valentine as officials seek to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The National Park Service says the center closed Thursday and will remain closed until further notice. ...
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