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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Archive: March 20, 2020

Psychologists say fear of empty grocery shelves becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy - if you believe shelves will become empty, they will. (Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - When a blizzard or hurricane is in the forecast, you expect people to stock up on food and other supplies - but what's behind the panic-buying of toilet paper in the new coronavirus pandemic? Major grocery and big-box stores can't seem to keep paper products in stock, with shoppe ...Read More

Research has shown that for every uncounted Arkansan, the state will lose around $3,000 each year for the next 10 years. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S. Census Bureau is temporarily suspending field operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Federal law requires census data be presented to the president by the end of the year, and the national survey would typically end by mid-summer. But in the face of a g ...Read More

In addition to closed visitor centers, all interpretive programs at Badlands National Park are canceled amid the coronavirus. However, roads and trails are still open. (Adobe Stock)

KEYSTONE, S.D. - The National Park Service has closed or restricted access at several sites, including in South Dakota, because of the coronavirus. However, a decision to waive entrance fees at some parks isn't sitting well with employees. The Interior Department says the move will make it easier ...Read More

To soothe their worries, parents can accurately tell their children they're going to be safe from COVID-19. (and.one/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho - The outbreak of COVID-19 has created uncertain times, which can be especially scary for kids. A doctor has advice for parents during this health crisis. Robert Sege is a pediatrician at Tufts Medical Center's Floating Hospital for Children, and was scheduled to speak at a conference ...Read More

Minnesota schools are closed, at least through March 27, leaving many parents who can't work from home scrambling for care in the new coronavirus pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota parents who can't work from home are struggling to find care for their kids during mandatory school closures prompted by the new coronavirus. Children's advocates hope the state takes further action to ensure the care system doesn't fall apart. State leaders are in the ...Read More

AARP Connecticut is advocating adding video monitoring capability for all nursing-home residents, not only for their protection, but to increase communication options with kin during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Campobello Island/Creative Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Connecticut General Assembly is expected to focus most of the remaining session on emergency responses to the new coronavirus pandemic - which may include increasing video monitoring in nursing homes. House Bill 5444 specifically calls for installing video monitoring devices ...Read More

Effective Mar. 17, Gov. Chris Sununu ordered all health insurance providers in New Hampshire to cover the costs of telehealth services. (USDAgov/Creative Commons)

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has ordered the expansion of telemedicine services during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sununu signed an executive order on Wednesday that temporarily requires all health insurance carriers in the state to cover telehealth for in-network, medically necessar ...Read More

The Arrow Creek Backcountry Conservation Area, designated under a resource plan for central Montana, will be protected for hunting opportunities. (BLM/Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. - The Bureau of Land Management has released a plan to open up large swaths of central Montana to oil and gas development - critics say at the expense of public lands and wildlife. The BLM's final Lewistown Resource Management Plan - covering 650,000 acres - potentially cedes up to 9 ...Read More

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