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Politics

To door knock or not? Campaigning for Congress in COVID era

Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean calls herself a “big hugger,” but there’s none of that in-person campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs as the House freshman runs for reelection largely online to protect against the health risks of COVID-19. Traveling the heartland, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is taking the opposite approach. She just completed an annual

Legal Beat

The CDC’s Role in the Urgent Health Crisis in Jails, Prisons and Detention Centers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s revised COVID-19 guidance — that all asymptomatic people who have been in contact with infected individuals need not get tested — has alarmed medical experts. Given the CDC’s estimate that 40 percent of infections are among asymptomatic individuals, the politics of managing case counts may be trumping the

State

Report: Arizona had highest ‘housing loss’ rate; more evictions coming

Arizona had the highest rate of “housing loss” in the nation, according to a new national study, and that was before what experts called a “tsunami of evictions” that is expected to hit this fall. The report by New America Foundation looked at evictions and foreclosures by county across the country and found Arizona was

Politics

Trump, Biden and the road to 270 electoral votes

For such a volatile year, the White House race between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden has been remarkably consistent. With Election Day just eight weeks away, Biden is maintaining the same comfortable lead in most national polls that he enjoyed through the summer. He also has an advantage, though narrower, in many

COVID-19

The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day. Downtown Atlanta was quiet as the 85,000 or

Financial

Opinion: Americans Should be Free to Pursue Financial Options in the COVID Battle

America has arrived at a crossroads. Between widespread protests in towns and cities across the United States and the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to strike at countless communities, there is rising concern that things are on the wrong track in this country. Worse still is the effect on the nation’s sense of security, and how the

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