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Minneapolis would keep police officers but remove the requirement to have a minimum number of them, under a proposal unveiled Thursday by a trio of City Council members. The plan, which would require approval from voters, calls for the city to replace its Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety that would include police officers and "additional divisions ... to provide for a comprehensive approach to public safety beyond law enforcement."

And in our top featured story this week, public health systems are still struggling to get the current pandemic under control, which doesn't bode well for the next one, write Michael Ollove and Christine Vestal.

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Public health systems still aren’t ready for the next pandemic
By Michael Ollove & Christine Vestal 
The chaotic execution of state and local vaccination programs is only the latest in a series of missteps by public health departments during the worst pandemic in more than a century
Doubling up: Are 2 masks better than 1?
By Rachel Engel 
As additional COVID-19 variants reach the U.S., some medical officials are now suggesting that the public double up on face masks
COVID-19 variants: What first responders need to know
By Rachel Engel 
Learn about the differences between each strain, how transmissible they are, and what they mean for local communities
How a community care program provides both help and hope
By Christopher Littrell 
A community care fund equips officers to meet the immediate, emergent needs of the citizens they serve
How a virtual health and wellness reentry course is helping incarcerated women
By Rachel Friederich 
Women face different obstacles during reentry than those of their male counterparts
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