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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 31, 2020

People age 65 and older make up 16% of Kentucky's population, according to Census data. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORRT, Ky. -- Kentuckians age 50 and older spoke to officials on Monday about the coronavirus and the state's response to the public health crisis. Led by AARP Kentucky, the tele-town hall gave residents a chance to phone in questions about how to prevent the spread of the virus, the availabil ...Read More

Fisher River Park in Surry County is a popular spot for kayaking. (Adobe Stock)

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- Conservationists have restored more than 3,000 feet of eroded streambank along the Fisher river in Surry County. The river runs through the county's only state park, which provides an outdoor-recreational space for more than 70,000 North Carolinians. Surry County Commissioner E ...Read More

Some workers are relying on homemade cloth masks during the coronavirus pandemic. (ravipat/Adobe Stock)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic are in desperate need of protective gear. Masks and gloves are in short supply or nonexistent in hospitals and grocery stores and for home-care workers across the state. Head of the Oregon Nurses Association Sara Lasle ...Read More

Groups such as AARP hope Minnesota seniors can access help if their normal support structure is affected by the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Senior citizens across Minnesota might find it harder to get access to supplies or crucial information during the pandemic, but a leading nonprofit is rolling out several initiatives to make sure they're not isolated from help. Public-health officials have urged residents to sta ...Read More

Gov. Ralph Northam has until April 11 to amend Virginia's minimum wage bill to include farmworkers. (Laura Elizabeth Poh/Bread for the World)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Farmworkers have been classified as "essential" during the COVID-19 pandemic, and groups in Virginia are now urging the governor to guarantee these vital workers receive a minimum wage. Kim Bobo, executive director with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, said agricu ...Read More

The census needs to count everyone in every household, including infants and young children. (gregorydean/Adobe Stock)

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Wednesday is Census Day, and despite the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Census is still happening. But children's advocates fear kids will be undercounted. The census is based on where you and your entire family live on April 1. In 2010, the census missed more than 25,000 Pennsy ...Read More

Many homeless systems lack sufficient space to isolate and quarantine clients who show symptoms of COVID-19. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio is starting a new effort to focus on the collision of two public health crises: coronavirus and homelessness. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the creation of a new task force that will examine how to best help homeless programs that are struggling to meet local, state and federal g ...Read More

Iowa is among several states where a debate over whether abortions should still be allowed during the pandemic has surfaced. (Adobe Stock)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- A lawsuit has been filed against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds over the suspension of abortion procedures during the pandemic. Pro-choice groups say the decision will force women to carry pregnancies when they might not want to. The Republican governor said the move will conserve key ...Read More

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