New York Drops Confined Area Mask Order, Easing Covid Rules

Government Kathy Hochul will lift New York’s strict closed mask requirement on Wednesday and end the requirement for businesses to require full proof of vaccination from customers or to wear masks at all times, marking a milestone in the state’s coronavirus response, according to three people. informed about his decision. The decision will abolish a […]

Biden Administration Cancels Mine Leases Near Wilderness Area

The Biden administration said Wednesday it has canceled two mining leases that would allow a copper mine to be built near a pristine wilderness area in Minnesota. The Home Office said it determined that leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota, a subsidiary of Chilean mining conglomerate Antofagasta, were improperly reinstated by the Trump administration in […]

Technical Workers Sworn to the Bay Area. Now They’re Back.

Rizal Wong, a young partner at technology and business communications firm Sard Verbinnen and Company, left the Bay Area in December to find a cheaper one-bedroom studio apartment in Sacramento, close to his family, in his hometown of Sacramento, in Oakland. Studio flat sold. But he moved to San Francisco in April after getting vaccinated. […]