Stories about Executive Order

Trump’s desperate, last-ditch effort to hike tensions with Iran

During the past month, Iran has suffered a half-dozen explosions and fires at military and civilian sites. A bomb blew up near the Parchin missile base outside Tehran, Iran’s...

Mayor, supervisors at odds over hotel rooms for homeless

UPDATE: The first case of COVID in a homeless shelter has been reported.  The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to place sheltered and unsheltered homeless San Franciscans...

Coronavirus crisis doesn’t stop eviction cases

Update: The courts have agreed to put evictions on hold. The mayor has declared a moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent. The sheriff has announced that they will “postpone...

Supes promise protections for small businesses and gig workers

So many updates from City Hall as we (mostly) shelter in place: Sup. Hillary Ronen announced this morning that she and others are working on plans to help gig workers...

Cartooning the Japanese Internment, through George Takei’s eyes

Harmony Becker, the creator of the comics Himawari Share, Love Potion, and Anemone and Catharus, was at her booth at an indie comic arts show in Brooklyn when Leigh Walton, with Top...

Gay Chadian immigrant detained by ICE caught in asylum limbo

In its ongoing quest to bring virtually all immigration to a halt (and monetize global strife), the Trump administration proposed last week raising the citizenship application fee by 60 percent,...

Sanders comes to SF to talk about ending student debt

Sen. Bernie Sanders held a town hall in San Francisco on Friday to discuss one of his campaign’s major promises: canceling student debt. An excited and packed crowd of more...

The Democrats come to town: Convention preview

For weekend convention coverage, follow 48 Hills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/48hills and Facebook: www.facebook.com/48hills The California Democratic Party convention will take over Moscone Center this weekend – and along with speeches by candidates...

Brown, Bloomberg (and their agenda) face protests at Climate Action Summit

As Governor Jerry Brown and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened the Global Climate Action Summit Thursday, they were greeted by hundreds of protesters and direct action...

Our most-read stories of 2017

This was a truly unsettling year, from the election of Donald Trump and the resurgence of white supremacist movements to the sudden death of Mayor Ed Lee and the...