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Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia’s Governor Over Masks

Atlanta Mayor Defends Legal Face-Off With Georgia’s Governor Over Masks

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom, seen here in 2018, has called for mandatory mask wearing in her city. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence hide caption toggle caption Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom, seen here in 2018, has called for mandatory mask wearing in her city. Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence…
Tallahassee Mayor On Florida’s Record Single-Day COVID-19 Increase

Tallahassee Mayor On Florida’s Record Single-Day COVID-19 Increase

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with John Dailey, the mayor of Tallahassee, about the record-setting number of cases reported in Florida on Sunday and how his city is dealing with the surge.
Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees ‘Perfect Storm Of Distress In America’

Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees ‘Perfect Storm Of Distress In America’

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, shown here in 2019, says one of her children has also tested positive for the coronavirus. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Paras Griffin/Getty Images Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, shown here in 2019, says one of her children has also tested positive for the coronavirus. Paras Griffin/Getty Images…
Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A ‘Crisis Situation,’ Needs Help

Phoenix Mayor Says The City Is In A ‘Crisis Situation,’ Needs...

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, pictured March 3 at City Hall in Phoenix, says the city needs more help responding to the coronavirus. Anita Snow/AP hide caption toggle caption Anita Snow/AP Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, pictured March 3 at City Hall in Phoenix, says the city needs more help responding to the coronavirus. Anita Snow/AP Arizona…
Phoenix Mayor On City’s Efforts To Manage Coronavirus Outbreak

Phoenix Mayor On City’s Efforts To Manage Coronavirus Outbreak

Arizona is now one of the worst COVID-19 hot spots in the Unites States. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego about how her city is managing the outbreak.
Mesa, Arizona Mayor On New Face Mask Requirement

Mesa, Arizona Mayor On New Face Mask Requirement

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with John Giles, the Republican mayor of Mesa, Ariz., about his decision to require face masks amid the state's dramatic rise of COVID-19 cases. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: We want to hear now from an elected official in Arizona, where more than 85% of intensive care and hospital beds are filled now…
New York City Mayor De Blasio Says Schools Will Stay Closed Until September—But Cuomo Immediately Disputes It

New York City Mayor De Blasio Says Schools Will Stay Closed...

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NYC schools have been closed since March 16. Noam Galai/Getty Images Topline: New York City’s public school system, the largest in the country, will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to the spread of coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday—a claim which was immediately disputed by New York Governor…
Tampa Mayor Calls Florida Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order ‘Better Late Than Never’

Tampa Mayor Calls Florida Governor’s Stay-At-Home Order ‘Better Late Than Never’

Jane Castor, the Democratic mayor of Tampa, Fla., is calling Wednesday's order by Gov. Ron DeSantis for residents to stay home "better late than never." Chris O'Meara / AP hide caption toggle caption Chris O'Meara / AP Jane Castor, the Democratic mayor of Tampa, Fla., is calling Wednesday's order by Gov. Ron DeSantis for residents…
Los Angeles Mayor Recommends Public Wear Masks, As Trump Administration Weighs New Guidance

Los Angeles Mayor Recommends Public Wear Masks, As Trump Administration Weighs...

A woman wearing a face mask skates along the bike path in Venice Beach on Saturday. Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Topline: Los Angeles, California mayor Eric Garcetti recommended Wednesday that the city’s 4 million residents wear masks while outside the home, the latest in a series of measures taken…
A 29- year-old mayor provided his city’s poorest citizens $500 a month. Here’s how they invested the cash.

A 29- year-old mayor provided his city’s poorest citizens $500 a...

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When Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs suggested giving residents in his California city $500 a month with no strings attached, he wasn't floating a new idea. The system of paying someone for being alive — now known as universal basic income — stretches back to the 16th century. Tubbs got the idea from Dr. Martin Luther…

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