New Yorkers Mobilize Against Vacant Storefronts

“It is not good for the economic health of the other stores on the block,” she said. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and volunteers counted vacant storefronts along Broadway on Sunday. And she said it’s not just the shuttered stores that suffer. For example, she said she supports reforms to the commercial rent tax, which […]

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights

Trump’s willingness to set aside human rights as a principal foreign policy has been one constant in his chaotic administration. “Without that, any amount of money or investment won’t go very far.” Some lawmakers in both parties raised concerns with Trump’s reluctance to publicly vouch for U.S. “It’s not that entrepreneurship isn’t important, but you […]

West Virginia schools rethink sex ed

Both say they barely had any sex ed in Middle School. KIERSTIN EDWARDS: It was like one, basically an hour, and they told us everything, and then in 8th grade they told us everything again, but it was like, it was once a year when they did this. YASMEEN QURESHI: West Virginia requires middle and […]