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At least 48 local public health leaders have quit or been terminated during pandemic

At least 48 local and state-level public health leaders have retired, resigned or been fired across 23 states since April, according to a review by the AP and Kaiser Health News.Driving the news: California public health director Dr. Sonia Angell resigned on Sunday without explanation, a few days after the state fixed a delay in…

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California’s top public health officer resigns amid revelations of massive backlog in coronavirus records

California’s public health chief resigned late Sunday, days after officials revealed a backlog of hundreds of thousands of coronavirus records that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday were never reported to his administration.Pressed during a news conference about the abrupt resignation of Dr. Sonia Angell, the former director of the state Department of Public Health, Newsom…

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Public ideas for Mississippi flag: Magnolias, stars, beer

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Magnolias and stars. Crosses and guitars. Beer cans and crawfish. A Gulf Coast lighthouse. Elvis Presley and Kermit the Frog. All appear on proposals the general public submitted for a new Mississippi flag.Mississippi recently retired the last state banner with the Confederate battle emblem that’s widely condemned as racist. A nine-member…

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Public Submissions for Mississippi’s New Flag Are Just What You’d Expect

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Should Mississippi’s new state flag include cans of Michelob Ultra? Elvis? Guitars? Big-ass magnolia blossoms? Guitars and big-ass magnolia blossoms? Obvious memes? The state has to decide soon. Luckily, it has a lot of options. Mississippi is now sitting on 2,000-plus publicly…

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iOS 14 public beta: How to download it on your iPhone

Apple has just released the latest version of iOS 14, a yet-to-be-finalized update to the software that powers the company’s great gadgets. The second public beta came out on July 23, and corresponds to the third developer beta, also just released. Indeed, the well-orchestrated keynote presentation of Apple’s WWDC 2020 conference may have come and…

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Venture firm Public launches fourth GovTech accelerator

The GovStart 2020 accelerator programme is looking for innovators working on transport, health and workforce-related technology to help get more startups working on the delivery of public services By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Reporter Published: 24 Jul 2020 15:00 Government technology (govtech) venture firm Public has opened applications for the fourth cohort of its pan-European…

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Public preview of Octane X graphics renderer now available on macOS Catalina

The first public preview of the Octane X graphics rendering engine is now available to Mac users on macOS Catalina, with a wider rollout coming later in 2020. Octane X is a new version of Otoy’s OctaneRender that has been completely rewritten in Apple’s Metal graphics API as part of a “long and deep collaboration…

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I teach public school. I love my students. I don’t want to die

Elana Rabinowitz is an ESL teacher and freelance writer whose work has appeared on CNN, in USA Today, the Baltimore Sun and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter @ElanaRabinowitz. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)I am a public school teacher and I don’t want to die.…

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Say her name: Activists urge public not to overlook Black women killed by police

Carrying a pink megaphone and wearing a shirt with “Black Girls Lives Matter” printed on the front, Bethany Unwin led nearly 100 demonstrators — mostly young women— through downtown San Diego last month. Those who participated in the event, billed as the Girls March, chanted “Breonna Taylor” as they walked east from the Waterfront Park…

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L.A. public radio station KCRW secures first pay deal amid media unionizing wave

Employees at Santa Monica-based KCRW-FM (89.9), which airs news and music from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs, have completed their first collective bargaining agreement, the latest action in a growing move in public radio and podcasting to unionize.The group We Are KCRW said in a tweet Thursday that it had reached a tentative agreement on…