Grant program under scrutiny
The Golden State’s unemployment rate grew to 9% in December, triggering the first month-to-month increase since April 2020, according to figures released Friday by the Employment Development Department. While the nation’s unemployment rate remained static in December, California’s rose 0.9% as the state shed 52,200 jobs — a staggering 37% of all U.S. jobs lost that month.
The City of West Hollywood Unanimously Adopts a Resolution Recognizing the Independent Republic of Artsakh
The city continued its tradition of standing for human rights and trailblazing on Tuesday night, January 19, 2021. The West Hollywood City Council unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Independent Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). View the resolution here.
Persistent tech problems
California is struggling to provide residents with two items central to surviving the pandemic — the vaccine and unemployment benefits.
The Rude Awakening for America
The hardest thing to do moving forward will be to actually convince the die-hard right wing that unity of purpose is stronger than division. That government “for the people” means doing the things that bring the nation together rather than divide it.