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Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Archive: March 30, 2020

Most individuals receiving Social Security benefits with incomes of less than $75,000 will be eligible for a stimulus check. (Open Grid Scheduler/Grid Engine/Creative Commons)

PORTLAND, Maine -- President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion relief package to help most U.S. residents deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. But the bill doesn't detail how it affects people with disabilities who rely on Social Security disability income. In Maine and elsewhere, this group has among ...Read More

The Gulf Coast states include more than 17,000 miles of tidal shoreline. (fisheries.noaa.gov)

AUSTIN, Texas -- As another hurricane season approaches, many coastal communities could benefit from more natural infrastructure, or living shorelines. A new report says red tape can be an issue and states such as Texas could be doing more to change that. The National Wildlife Federation resear ...Read More

Mutual aid groups are popping up across the country to help people who are isolated during the COVID-19 outbreak. (ulza/Adobe Stock)

BOISE, Idaho -- An online platform from AARP is connecting folks with groups that can give them aid while they're isolated at home during the coronavirus pandemic. AARP Community Connections is a website that can locate the nearest mutual aid group -- where people can request help with urgent need ...Read More

Nonprofits that serve the LGBTQ community are going virtual with their programs, including those to engage people in the 2020 census and the November elections. (MXRuben/Morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- The COVID-19 crisis is really hurting nonprofit organizations -- in particular those that serve vulnerable populations. The LGBTQ community, for example, suffers high rates of HIV and cancer, which makes it more susceptible to the virus. Alphonso David, president of Human Rights C ...Read More

COVID-19 response stimulus checks will come automatically, either by mail or direct-deposit to a bank account. No one will need to apply for them. (Noderog/iStockphoto)

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Better Business Bureau warns that scammers are already trying to take advantage of out-of-work Americans, desperate for the federal stimulus checks that are reportedly coming in the next few weeks as part of COVID-19 relief. Authorities are seeing an uptick in reports of fra ...Read More

Social-isolation practices during the coronavirus pandemic can help keep medical providers healthy and on the job. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Today is National Doctor's Day, but there's little time to celebrate for doctors on the front lines of a global pandemic. There are more than 16,000 active physicians in Missouri, including University of Missouri Health Care Emergency Doctor Christopher Sampson. He said one of the ...Read More

The Bureau of Land Management is proceeding with plans to lease more New Mexico public lands to the oil and gas industry, despite the recent energy market collapse. (sej.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Despite a global pandemic, it's down to the wire for New Mexico residents who want to comment on the May sale of oil and gas leases by the Bureau of Land Management. Wednesday is the end of a 10-day protest. The BLM typically requires that comments be delivered in person or by ma ...Read More

Since mid-March, the state of Wisconsin has processed at least 150,000 unemployment claims. (Adobe Stock)

MADISON, Wis. -- Unemployment claims have skyrocketed in most states due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Wisconsin is no exception. New estimates from a think-tank indicate the hemorrhaging of jobs will only get worse. The nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute said by the summer, Wisconsin could ...Read More

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