San Francisco’s School Plan Could Offer Other Districts Hope

With relatively low virus rates, the city faces a dilemma over a return to in-person instruction.

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

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San Francisco Reinstates Winning Design for Maya Angelou Monument

Last year, officials selected and then rejected Lava Thomas to design the sculpture, opening a rift between public leaders and local artists.

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In San Francisco, Virus Is Contained but Schools Are Still Closed

A debate over reopening classrooms pits the mayor against the Board of Education, cutting across class, party and racial lines.

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The Coronavirus Is Worsening Class Divides in San Francisco

One of the city’s poorest neighborhoods faces a looming health crisis as its most vulnerable residents — and medical advice — are overlooked.

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After the Virus: California Liberals Say Returning to Normal Won’t Be Enough

In a matter of weeks, California let thousands of people out of prisons and found shelter for many who had been living on the streets, but how far the progressive wing can push the state remains a question.

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The East Coast, Always in the Spotlight, Owes a Debt to the West

California, Oregon and Washington have shipped 1,000 ventilators to New York. Should Western states be getting more attention for their relative success in battling Covid-19?

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