Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage Assembly set to vote on override after mayor vetoes emergency ordinance requiring masks

Anchorage Daily News: Anchorage Assembly set to vote on override after mayor vetoes emergency ordinance requiring masks. “After a bitter, weeks-long debate, the Anchorage Assembly passed an emergency ordinance late Tuesday night requiring people in the city to wear masks in indoor public spaces — and Mayor Dave Bronson on Wednesday followed through with his vow to veto it.”

CNN: San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate

CNN: San Francisco mayor scolds ‘fun police’ after being criticized for flouting city’s indoor mask mandate. “San Francisco Mayor London Breed is defending herself after flouting the city’s indoor mask mandate, criticizing ‘fun police’ for raising questions about her recent appearance at a live concert where she was seen dancing and posing for photos without a mask on.”

Washington Post: Mayor Bowser’s poor spin about not following her own mask mandate

Washington Post: Mayor Bowser’s poor spin about not following her own mask mandate. “The mayor is in hot water because an opinion writer at the Washington Examiner reported that she violated her own mask order while attending a reception after a wedding at which she officiated. The mayor and her office have responded with spin and obfuscation — what we in the news business call a non-denial denial. In the process, she seems to have recast the meaning of the executive order that went into effect on the day of the wedding. Let’s explore.”

WTHR: West Lafayette mayor reiterates derogatory reference about unvaccinated residents

WTHR: West Lafayette mayor reiterates derogatory reference about unvaccinated residents. “The mayor of West Lafayette is making headlines after comments he made about unvaccinated residents during a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday…. ‘I lost my temper at a council meeting recently and called these people unvaccinated a**holes and, unfortunately, sometimes that’s accurate. That’s true,’ [John] Dennis said about 35 minutes into the video.”

CNN: New Orleans EMS can’t keep up with calls due to the Covid-19 surge as mayor restores a mask mandate

CNN: New Orleans EMS can’t keep up with calls due to the Covid-19 surge as mayor restores a mask mandate . “Emergency medical responders in New Orleans have been hit so hard by the resurgence in Covid-19 cases that the city doesn’t have the capacity to handle 911 calls, the mayor said Friday as she announced a new mask mandate and a contract to increase EMS resources.”

‘I do not feel safe’: Kansas GOP mayor resigns after threats over backing mask mandate (NBC News)

NBC News: ‘I do not feel safe’: Kansas GOP mayor resigns after threats over backing mask mandate. “A Republican mayor in western Kansas announced in a letter to city officials and on social media Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported a mask mandate. Mayor Joyce Warshaw of Dodge City said she was concerned about her safety after being met with aggression, including threats via phone and email, after she was quoted in a USA Today article on Friday supporting the mandate, The Dodge City Globe reported.”

San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. Mayor London Breed had her own French Laundry party — the night after Gavin Newsom’s

San Francisco Chronicle: S.F. Mayor London Breed had her own French Laundry party — the night after Gavin Newsom’s. “Gov. Gavin Newsom is in good company when it comes to politicians attending fancy birthday parties while encouraging others to avoid gathering. It turns out San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at the French Laundry the night after Newsom’s infamous, ill-advised, mid-pandemic soiree at the three-star Michelin restaurant in Yountville.”

AL .com: Tennessee mayor won’t require COVID masks until Holy Spirit says so

AL .com: Tennessee mayor won’t require COVID masks until Holy Spirit says so. “The mayor of a Tennessee county on Alabama’s northern border says COVID-19 cases are increasing there, but he won’t order residents and visitors to wear masks until ‘the Holy Spirit’ moves him to do so. It isn’t that he’s anti-science, Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman said today. He’s an Auburn University-trained veterinarian and understands science, he said.”

Argus Leader: South Dakota mayors ask citizens to do their part against COVID-19

Argus Leader: South Dakota mayors ask citizens to do their part against COVID-19. “The mayors of South Dakota’s largest cities have written an open letter to the citizens of the state, asking that they do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. The letter, signed by 16 mayors including Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken and released through the South Dakota Municipal League, says they ‘have come together to bring you a united message concerning the COVID pandemic in our state.’”

The Guardian: Liverpool mayor urges people to follow Covid-19 rules as brother in ICU

The Guardian: Liverpool mayor urges people to follow Covid-19 rules as brother in ICU. “The mayor of Liverpool has revealed his brother is in intensive care with Covid-19 and urged people to follow the rules to prevent the spread of the virus. Joe Anderson said on Twitter that his eldest brother was in a ‘very serious condition’ in hospital. He tweeted on Friday: ’10 mins ago my sister-in-law a Nursing Sister has told me my eldest brother her husband has got Covid-19.’”

NBC News: Romanian villagers re-elect mayor who died from Covid-19

NBC News: Romanian villagers re-elect mayor who died from Covid-19. “Romanian villagers have re-elected their mayor by a landslide even though he died two weeks ago from Covid-19 complications, saying he had done a good job and deserved his posthumous victory. A video shared on social media showed dozens of villagers visiting the grave of Ion Aliman, a Social Democrat, to light candles after voting had ended in Sunday’s local elections.”

WSB-TV: Mayor rolls back Atlanta’s reopening plan from Phase 2 to Phase 1

WSB-TV: Mayor rolls back Atlanta’s reopening plan from Phase 2 to Phase 1. “Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has rolled back the city’s reopening plans from Phase 2 back to Phase 1 effective immediately as coronavirus cases surge, she announced Friday night. In Phase 1, residents are asked to stay home except for essential trips and restaurants and business are asked to only serve to-go and curbside orders.”