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Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Braces for 'Life-Altering' Hurricane Ida

By Rebecca Santana, Kevin McGill | Aug 28, 2021

Residents across Louisiana's coast Saturday were taking one last day to prepare for what is being described as a "life-altering" Hurricane Ida which is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph when it slams ashore.

A Struggle to Prevent Suicide at Soaring NYC Sculpture

A Struggle to Prevent Suicide at Soaring NYC Sculpture

By Deepti Hajela | Aug 27, 2021

When it opened, the Vessel looked like another surefire Manhattan tourist draw.But after a 14-year-old became the fourth person to fatally leap from the sculpture, it now stands closed and empty.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Rex's Rare 1991 Interview

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 26, 2021

Let's zoom in, dot by dot, to a rare January 3 interview with Rex, whose erotic images might have answered the question, "What if Georges Seurat was a late-20th-century South of Market leather man?"

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

California Looking to Pay Drug Addicts to Stay Sober

By Adam Beam | Aug 26, 2021

Frustrated by out-of-control increases in drug overdose deaths, California's leaders are trying something radical: They want the state to be the first to pay people to stay sober.

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 25, 2021

"It's a backwards strategy," says Dr. Christian Ramers. "It's so much better to prevent a disease than to use an expensive, cumbersome and difficult-to-use therapy."

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Gay Manager Buys Castro's Dog Eared Books

Aug 24, 2021

A longtime manager at Dog Eared Books has bought the locally owned bookstore's second location in San Francisco's LGBTQ Castro district. It will be rechristened as Fabulosa Books next month.

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

'Bracing for the Worst' in Florida's COVID-19 Hot Zone

By Kelli Kennedy, Cody Jackson | Aug 20, 2021

As quickly as one COVID patient is discharged, another waits for a bed in northeast Florida, the hot zone of the state's latest surge.

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

Vaccine Checks Begin at San Francisco Eateries, Bars

By Daisy Nguyen | Aug 20, 2021

Anyone who wants to eat, drink or exercise indoors in San Francisco must show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when one of the nation's most stringent restrictions on unvaccinated people takes effect.

'Heartbreaking': Mississippi Gets 2nd Field Hospital in Days

By Leah Willingham | Aug 18, 2021

Unlike earlier surges, this wave is predominately impacting younger, unvaccinated people, Mississippi's State Health Officer, Dr. Thoma Dobbs said. More children are hospitalized than ever, and one between the ages of 11 and 17 died just last week.

New Orleans Mayor: Good Times Can Roll — With Vaccines

By Kevin McGill, Rebecca Santana | Aug 13, 2021

People who want to enter New Orleans bars, restaurants, music halls — or any other inside venue — will soon have to show proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or a recent negative test.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1989, Angels & AIDS

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 12, 2021

In addition to the disastrous earthquake (see this week's News edition of this series), 1989 was full of AIDS: Protests, drug treatments, and the staged reading of a new play in progress about AIDS by Tony Kushner titled "Angels in America."

Watch: NH School Board Member Hurls Anti-Gay Slurs as Cops Arrest Her

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 12, 2021

A Weare, N.H. school board member hurled anti-gay slurs as police placed her under arrest for interfering with them during a traffic stop. The moment was recorded and shared online.

Va. School Board OKs Revised Transgender Student Guidelines

Aug 12, 2021

A northern Virginia school board voted Wednesday to expand access for transgender students to school facilities and groups, a decision coming the day after hundreds of people for and against the changes converged for a public hearing.

In New York City, Impending Vaccination Rules Prompt Concern

By Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 6, 2021

New York City City officials said details are still being worked out, including enforcement and consequences for businesses that refuse to comply.

50 Years in 50 Weeks: 1988's Joy Amid Loss

By Jim Provenzano | Aug 5, 2021

Can one page sum up an entire year? The late 1980s, while still in full-on Reaganomics hell, offered bits of resistance and joy amid the continuing oppression, epidemic deaths, and discrimination.

Provincetown Plans 'Safe and Celebratory' Annual Carnival

Aug 4, 2021

One of Provincetown's most anticipated theme weeks of the season returns August 15-21 as the Provincetown Business Guild (PBG) announces the schedule for the 42nd annual Carnival.

NYC Will Require Vaccination Proof for Indoor Dining, Gyms

By Karen Matthews, Bobby Caina Calvan | Aug 3, 2021

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym.

DeSantis Won't Move on Masks as Florida COVID Wards Swell

By Terry Spencer, Adriana Gomez Licon, Kelli Kennedy | Aug 3, 2021

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday downplayed a spike in COVID-19 cases that's shattered state hospitalization records and strongly reiterated his vow not to impose a mask mandate or any business restrictions.

Ding! Ding! San Francisco's Cable Cars Are Running Again

By Olga R. Rodgriguez | Aug 3, 2021

San Francisco's iconic cable cars were chiming their bells and rolling again on the city's hills Monday after being sidelined for 16 months by the pandemic.

Florida Breaks Record for COVID -19 Hospitalizations

By Mike Schneider | Aug 2, 2021

A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations set more than a year ago before vaccines were available.

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