Cases are low, life returns to normal. Here’s why it’s safe
There is good news in the fight against coronavirus. As predicted, without enforcing any restrictions, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ran for three straight weeks without signs of surging COVID cases. Low transmission rates and high level of immunity are why the event (and all large scale events) are determined to be safer now.
Watch: Lawmakers, community members and experts discuss the impact of the February 2021 storm
More than dozen guests discuss Texas’ power grid, how climate change affects the state’s weather and what another winter blackout could mean for Texans in a Texas Tribune symposium on the storm’s anniversary.
Watch: Local public health leaders across Texas reflect on the uneven challenges of coordinating the fight against COVID-19
Public health officials have played a crucial role in vaccination efforts and tracking the spread of the virus. But different needs from their communities and insufficient aid have complicated the work.
H-Town vs NOLA: Red Bull SoundClash concert returns with battle of the bands-style competition
It’s going down in H-town with the return of the Red Bull SoundClash concert series, which will feature a battle of the bands-style competition between some of the “baddest” groups from Houston and New Orleans, Red Bull announced Thursday.
Kremlin Leak Appears to Confirm Existence of Trump ‘Kompromat’
Reuters/Mikhail KlimentyevFor years, there have been whispers that the Russian government holds compromising materials on Donald Trump. Now, an alleged leak from the heart of the Kremlin appears to show them boasting about kompromat.The supposed leak obtained by The Guardian reportedly states that President Vladimir Putin personally approved a nefarious plan to throw Russia’s support behind Trump’s 2016 campaign. The document states that Putin, his spy chiefs, and top ministers agreed that a vicnews.yahoo.com
Live updates Biden to host virtual meeting of Western governors to discuss drought, heat and wildfires
On Capitol Hill, the House is expected to vote on a measure to establish a select committee to probe the violent Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump.washingtonpost.com
The Year in Race and Social Justice – Houston Public Media
This week Town Square reflects on the events that defined 2020 in a three-part special series. These memorable roundtable discussions feature some of our favorite guests in the past year to discuss the leading events that have shaped our lives. Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Today, The Year in Race and Social Justice looks back at the impact of Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, John Lewis, Kamala Harris and more. Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues.houstonpublicmedia.org
Trump has made double the number of campaign stops as Biden in race’s final three weeks
“He’s going around having events, big events — no masks, no protective gear, no precautions. Obama said of Trump during a drive-in rally with Biden on Saturday in Detroit. “That’s the difference between Joe Biden and Donald Trump right there. Trump cares about feeding his ego. Joe cares about keeping you safe and your family safe and getting this country moving again.”chicagotribune.com