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NewDEAL Sends Coronavirus Relief Recommendations to Congress
Congress
NewDEAL Sends Coronavirus Relief Recommendations to Congress
2020-04-28 12:13:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - NewDEAL, a network of state and local leaders, is urging Congressional leaders of both parties to consider the input of those on the front lines of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak as lawmakers return to Capitol Hill to... Read More

Grocery Stores Seeking Masks for ‘Essential’ Workers Confront Shortages, Federal Interference
Health
Grocery Stores Seeking Masks for ‘Essential’ Workers Confront Shortages, Federal Interference

The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in early April advised everyone to cover their faces in public, the co-owner of a small network of grocery stores in Wisconsin logged into Facebook and began a post: “HELP!”... Read More

Isolation, Boredom Can Be Harmful in Their Own Way, Doctors Say
Political News
Isolation, Boredom Can Be Harmful in Their Own Way, Doctors Say

LOS ANGELES — Dr. Steven Siegel wakes every morning at 5, feeds his dogs, makes a fresh cup of coffee and begins exercising. By 7:30 a.m., he’s had breakfast, a shower, has dressed and is at work in his office.... Read More

Mnuchin Says Rising Budget Deficits to be a Focus ‘Over Time’
Federal Budget
Mnuchin Says Rising Budget Deficits to be a Focus ‘Over Time’

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that “over time” the U.S. will need to look into the sharply rising budget deficits created by the multi-trillion-dollar coronavirus support packages. Right now “we’re in a war,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We’re... Read More

Nations, US States Each Chart Their Own Path on Reopening
Economy
Nations, US States Each Chart Their Own Path on Reopening

LONDON (AP) — Nations and U.S. states have begun easing coronavirus lockdowns, each pursuing their own approach but all with a common goal: restarting their economies without triggering another surge of infections. Restrictions are being lifted piecemeal with no clear... Read More

US Confronts New Testing Dilemma: How to Figure Out Who Already Had COVID-19
In The News
US Confronts New Testing Dilemma: How to Figure Out Who Already Had COVID-19

As the U.S. begins to consider letting people go back to work and lifting social distancing rules, a new debate over testing is emerging. Researchers are racing to back-fill the gaping holes left by shortfalls in diagnostic tests for currently... Read More

The Other COVID Risks: How Race, Income, ZIP Code Influence Who Lives or Dies
Health
The Other COVID Risks: How Race, Income, ZIP Code Influence Who Lives or Dies

It started with a headache in late March. Then came the body aches. At first, Shalondra Rollins’ doctor thought it was the flu. By April 7, three days after she was finally diagnosed with COVID-19, the 38-year-old teaching assistant told... Read More

Some States Want to Track Your Phone — If You’re OK With That
Privacy
Some States Want to Track Your Phone — If You’re OK With That

WASHINGTON — When Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, suggested recently that the state might use residents’ cellphone data to trace the spread of the coronavirus, opponents on both the left and right were aghast. The American Civil Liberties... Read More

Reopening the Economy vs. Keeping It Shut Longer. What’s More Costly?
Political News
Reopening the Economy vs. Keeping It Shut Longer. What’s More Costly?

WASHINGTON — When the governor of Georgia and other leaders press for ending government restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus, they are proposing a huge gamble, not just for people in their own states but for millions of others nationwide.... Read More

Congress Passes Expanded Small-Business Loan Funding to Address Coronavirus Shutdowns
Economy
Congress Passes Expanded Small-Business Loan Funding to Address Coronavirus Shutdowns

WASHINGTON — With unemployment claims topping 26 million in the last five weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the House voted Thursday to approve another half-trillion dollars in federal relief to replenish a depleted small-business loan program and provide money... Read More

Trump, Governor Differ Over Georgia Plan to Reopen Economy
Economy
Trump, Governor Differ Over Georgia Plan to Reopen Economy

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he “totally” disagreed with Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to roll back coronavirus restrictions and allow shuttered businesses such as nail salons and barber shops to reopen this week. Refusing to reverse course, Kemp said he... Read More

Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want Congress to Return to Washington Immediately
Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Majority of Americans Want Congress to Return to Washington Immediately
2020-04-23 15:08:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As the House prepares to vote on a $483 billion coronavirus aid package, a majority of Americans say they'd like Congress to return to Washington immediately to try to deal with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a new poll... Read More

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