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2020-11-16 19:02:19
by Sean Trambley
Wyoming Governor Directs CARES Act Funds to Assist Residents Seeking Health Insurance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon recently directed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to assist Wyoming... Read More

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Gov. Mark Gordon recently directed federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds to assist Wyoming residents in signing up for health insurance. Governor Gordon allocated $600,000 for the effort, which will be directed to the... Read More

2020-11-16 18:56:36
by Sean Trambley
Kind Finds Federal Funding for Wisconsin Telehealth Services and Distance Learning

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., announced nearly $2,000,000 in grants to support telehealth services and distance learning in Wisconsin. ... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., announced nearly $2,000,000 in grants to support telehealth services and distance learning in Wisconsin.  The grants, approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, were awarded to St. Vincent Hospital and the... Read More

2020-11-13 21:29:45
by Dan McCue
Preparations for Inauguration Continue at Capitol Despite COVID Uncertainty

WASHINGTON - Despite known unknowns including when the 2020 presidential election will definitively end and what the status of the... Read More

WASHINGTON - Despite known unknowns including when the 2020 presidential election will definitively end and what the status of the coronavirus pandemic will be at the time, preparations for the 59th inaugural ceremonies continues apace on the West Front of... Read More

Now More Than Ever We Need Science, Not Politics

The global COVID-19 pandemic, with all its devastating consequences, has reaffirmed why science must be at the center of policy... Read More

The global COVID-19 pandemic, with all its devastating consequences, has reaffirmed why science must be at the center of policy considerations, political debate, and media attention. But, lamentably, it is often at the center for all the wrong reasons. Against... Read More

2020-11-13 15:41:56
by Kate Michael
Concord Coalition Weighs U.S. Deficit Against Pandemic’s Effect on Health Care Policy

WASHINGTON - With over 10.5 million Americans so far infected with COVID-19, the U.S. health care system’s focus has understandably... Read More

WASHINGTON - With over 10.5 million Americans so far infected with COVID-19, the U.S. health care system’s focus has understandably been on strategies for combating the virus. Yet when the nation is finally able to shift back to handling longer-term... Read More

Trump Loyalists Hit with New Wave of Coronavirus After Election Party

WASHINGTON — A new wave of people in Donald Trump's orbit — including longtime adviser Corey Lewandowski and Republican lobbyist Jeff Miller — have tested positive for... Read More

WASHINGTON — A new wave of people in Donald Trump's orbit — including longtime adviser Corey Lewandowski and Republican lobbyist Jeff Miller — have tested positive for the coronavirus after attending an election night party at the White House. It's unclear if either of them contracted the virus... Read More

2020-11-12 21:11:24
by Sean Trambley
Sen. Cortez Masto Celebrates Passage of Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., celebrated the recent passage of the bipartisan Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act,... Read More

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., celebrated the recent passage of the bipartisan Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, included in a package of veterans’ legislation, the Veterans’ COMPACT Act.  The Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act, co-introduced by Sen.... Read More

A Winter Surge in COVID-19 Cases Seems Inevitable. Can We Stop It?

Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing longer, the holidays are nearing, and the science is clear: The pandemic is far... Read More

Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing longer, the holidays are nearing, and the science is clear: The pandemic is far from over. A long, dark winter awaits. The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States each day has ballooned from... Read More

2 White House Aides and Guest of Giuliani Test Positive for Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — At least three more people in President Donald Trump's orbit — including White House political director Brian Jack — have tested positive for coronavirus, widening... Read More

WASHINGTON — At least three more people in President Donald Trump's orbit — including White House political director Brian Jack — have tested positive for coronavirus, widening the latest outbreak to ravage the West Wing. Jack, who attended Trump's election night event in the East Room of the White House,... Read More

CDC Declares Masks Also Protect Wearers from COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says masks, even cloth ones, protect wearers from catching, as well as... Read More

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says masks, even cloth ones, protect wearers from catching, as well as spreading, the coronavirus. Yes, this is the same national health agency that initially said masks do not safeguard the general... Read More

CDC Issues Warnings, Guidelines About Thanksgiving

ATLANTA — The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Thanksgiving coronavirus guidelines on Monday and Tuesday, warning against travel and recommending much smaller... Read More

ATLANTA — The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Thanksgiving coronavirus guidelines on Monday and Tuesday, warning against travel and recommending much smaller gatherings during the annual American tradition. Thanksgiving travel is typically the nation's busiest transportation day of the year. "Staying home is... Read More

Amid Hope for Pfizer Vaccine, States Grapple with Distribution

A COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. may be on the horizon, but the cost of distributing vaccines across all 50 states and... Read More

A COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc. may be on the horizon, but the cost of distributing vaccines across all 50 states and who will pay for that operation remains a huge stumbling block. What is clear is that much of the financial... Read More

2020-11-10 21:50:42
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Appears Likely to Preserve Most of Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON -- So much for the new conservative majority of the Supreme Court dismantling the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- So much for the new conservative majority of the Supreme Court dismantling the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, during oral arguments for California v. Texas, one of this term's most anticipated cases, two members of that majority, suggested... Read More

2020-11-10 15:34:52
by Kate Michael
All About the New ACA Challenge Before the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a legal challenge seeking to overturn the Affordable... Read More

WASHINGTON — This morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on a legal challenge seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act.  This third major challenge to the ACA heard by the Supreme Court, Texas v. California seeks to decide... Read More

2020-11-09 21:30:37
by Dan McCue
Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Appears to be 90% Effective

Stocks surged around the world Monday after Pfizer announced that early results from trials of its coronavirus vaccine suggest the... Read More

Stocks surged around the world Monday after Pfizer announced that early results from trials of its coronavirus vaccine suggest the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19. But President-elect Joe Biden quickly reminded Americans that the good news does... Read More

2020-11-09 17:37:16
by Dan McCue
Biden Names Coronavirus Advisory Board

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his new coronavirus task force Monday morning, putting the contentious 2020... Read More

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his new coronavirus task force Monday morning, putting the contentious 2020 presidential campaign behind him and moving definitively on to the transition. Biden said repeatedly during the campaign that "crushing" the... Read More

Biden Advisers Met With Warp Speed Drugmakers Before Election

President-elect Joe Biden's health care advisers have held talks with pharmaceutical-industry executives in which they discussed Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. development program for... Read More

President-elect Joe Biden's health care advisers have held talks with pharmaceutical-industry executives in which they discussed Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. development program for coronavirus vaccines and treatments, according to people familiar with the matter. Biden advisers met with companies that have COVID-19 vaccines... Read More

2020-11-05 22:10:36
by Sean Trambley
New Government Run Health Insurance Option Could Be More Expensive Than Initial Projections, Study Shows

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option,... Read More

WASHINGTON -- With Congress considering significant health care reforms, including creating a government-run health insurance plan called the public option, a new study shows that it could be significantly more expensive than previously estimated. The study, released by Lanhee J.... Read More

2020-11-02 21:27:32
by Dan McCue
Trump Suggests to Supporters Dr. Fauci Will Be Fired After Election

WASHINGTON - Though President Donald Trump doesn't technically have the power to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, he suggested during one... Read More

WASHINGTON - Though President Donald Trump doesn't technically have the power to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, he suggested during one his final campaign appearances Monday that supporters won't have long to wait for the ouster of the nation's top infectious... Read More

Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make... Read More

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make money. "There have been a number of reports that have raised issues out there regarding billing and things like that,"... Read More

2020-11-02 14:02:54
by Dan McCue
Cunningham, Reed, Call for COVID-19 Relief, Civility During Bipartisan Town Hall

WASHINGTON - It came as no surprise last week when the majority of questions posed to two members of Congress... Read More

WASHINGTON - It came as no surprise last week when the majority of questions posed to two members of Congress during a virtual town hall Friday focused on currently stalled negotiations over the next COVID-19 relief package. Despite being on... Read More

2020-10-29 21:02:40
by Sara Wilkerson
Kansas Announces Visible PPE Distribution Program

TOPEKA, Kan. --Today, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in... Read More

TOPEKA, Kan. --Today, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in collaboration with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, is making visible personal protective equipment available to deaf and hard... Read More

2020-10-29 21:00:21
by Reece Nations
Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Gen. David Thompson, the United States Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the Department... Read More

Gen. David Thompson, the United States Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the Department of the Air Force said in an email.  Thompson was tested Oct. 28 after learning that “a close family member,... Read More

Trump Struggles as COVID-19 Spikes in Midwest States

WASHINGTON — An alarming new surge of coronavirus infections drowned out President Donald Trump's false claims that the health crisis was "ending," imperiling... Read More

WASHINGTON — An alarming new surge of coronavirus infections drowned out President Donald Trump's false claims that the health crisis was "ending," imperiling his reelection chances as hospitals struggled Wednesday with a rising COVID-19 caseload in key battleground states. Officials recorded more than... Read More

Scientists Warn Americans are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp... Read More

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon. "Everyone thinks COVID-19 will go away with... Read More

Flying is Safer Than Grocery Shopping or Eating Out, Report Says

Flying ranks below grocery shopping and eating in a restaurant when it comes to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in... Read More

Flying ranks below grocery shopping and eating in a restaurant when it comes to the risk of contracting COVID-19 in a public place, a new study claims. It's all in the ventilation and the protocols, researchers at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School... Read More

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump's Acrimonious Legal Battles

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases... Read More

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases that could determine whether the president who nominated her gets four more years in the White House. The 48-year-old Barrett, who... Read More

Senate Packs Up with Coronavirus Relief Bill on Ice Until After Elections

WASHINGTON — Senators prepared to leave town Monday night for their October recess with virtually no prospect of passing new COVID-19... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senators prepared to leave town Monday night for their October recess with virtually no prospect of passing new COVID-19 aid legislation before the Nov. 3 elections. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke by phone for 52 minutes on Monday in what has... Read More

Few New Movies, Small Crowds: Can AMC and B&B Theaters Survive the Pandemic?

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert... Read More

At AMC Town Center in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, Kan., the 20-screen complex has a few recent offerings: There's a new comedy starring Robert DeNiro and Rob Riggle, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and a thriller with Russell Crowe. But it's the oldies that tell the story of how the coronavirus... Read More

Pelosi, White House Say Each 'Moving the Goalposts' on Stimulus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the chamber could pass a pandemic relief plan this week, though a deal with the White House remains elusive... Read More

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the chamber could pass a pandemic relief plan this week, though a deal with the White House remains elusive and the Republican-led Senate might not act before the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Pelosi and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows accused each other of "moving the... Read More

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