The Morning Dispatch: After de Blasio

Happy Wednesday! Yesterday was a great day: The Dispatch’s pirate skiff grew by six! Please give a special TMD welcome to Harvest Prude, a reporter who is joining us from World Magazine, and our new interns—Emma Rogers, Price St. Clair, Tripp Grebe, Jonathan Chew, and Jeffrey Lam. We can’t wait to share all their work with you.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Department of the Interior announced yesterday it was suspending oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a Trump administration move from last winter.

  • Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memo yesterday officially terminating the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols, better known as the Remain in Mexico program. The Biden administration had paused the program back in February.

  • Democrat Melanie Stansbury soundly defeated Republican Mark Moores in a special election conducted in New Mexico yesterday to fill Interior Secretary Deb Haaland’s former House seat.

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