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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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The Commission on Presidential Debates rejects Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate. Hawaii has a primary tomorrow, but there are only 8 vote service centers.

Archive: March 23, 2020

Schools have closed in nearly all 50 states to slow community spread of COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As school officials continue to extend closures in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus, many families are faced with the task of teaching their kids at home. Betsy Zorio, vice president for U.S. programs and advocacy with the group Save the Children, said her organizati ...Read More

Western State Hospital staff want more screening after a patient tested positive for coronavirus last week. (WFSE)

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Some workers at Washington state's psychiatric facility near Tacoma are growing increasingly concerned about the health of patients and themselves during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Mike Yestramski, a psychiatric social worker at Western State Hospital and president of the W ...Read More

Among Portland airport workers' demands is a call for three paid sick days. (EchoGolf Photography/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak are showing why employees at the Portland International Airport need more support, workers say. Airport workers, including the folks who push wheelchairs, clean airplane cabins and help with baggage, are calling on the Port of Portland to i ...Read More

Volunteers in Idaho are stepping up to feed those in need across the state. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- More Idahoans are seeking help getting meals as businesses close their doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Idaho Foodbank provides food statewide through its facilities in Boise, Lewiston and Pocatello, and has more than 240 community partners, as well as scho ...Read More

Groups such as the American Heart Association say during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents should avoid allowing kids to raid the pantry or fridge for unhealthy snacks. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- With Minnesota schools closed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, parents may be trying to impose more structure at home than they're used to. Health experts say being flexible and creative can help families don't stay on track with healthy habits. Sueling Schardin is a regist ...Read More

Hunger Solutions Minnesota is encouraging people planning to donate extra supplies to food shelves to take in boxes from neighbors. They say fewer trips can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A number of agencies have mobilized staff members and volunteers to distribute food to Minnesotans in need in response to the new coronavirus. But an anti-hunger group says the work being done during this crisis is only the beginning. Over the past week, Second Harvest Heartland ...Read More

About 100 people a day are admitted to the Allegheny County Jail. (LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/Adobe Stock)

PITTSBURGH -- Releasing prisoners from the Allegheny County Jail would reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading inside the facility and in the community at large, say some elected officials and prison-reform advocates. And they're asking County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to pay attention. Abo ...Read More

Safe, clean tap water is out of reach for thousands of Detroit residents. (AdobeStock)

DETROIT -- Hand washing is an important practice to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but it's a measure that thousands of Michiganders are unable to do in their own homes. Despite Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's March 9 call for restoration of water and sanitation services for 9,500 disconnected Detroit hom ...Read More

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