Public Safety

In a Rural Valley, Virus Threat Hangs Heavy Over Summer Tourist Season

Washington’s Methow Valley is a magnet for tourists and people looking to get into the outdoors. But the coronavirus outbreak is stirring mixed reactions about visitors.

Public Safety

Feds to Investigate Shooting of Black Business Owner in Louisville

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Minnesota AG gives update on George Floyd case … Flint implements police reforms … Confederate monument removed in Birmingham.

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Going Digital: State and Local Agencies Turn to Powerful Financial Reporting Tools

Modern financial reporting tools have become a key part of resiliency and continuity efforts for agencies — for good reason.

Health & Human Services

Poll: Nearly Three-Fourths of Americans Would Get Coronavirus Vaccine

Seventy-one percent of Americans would get a coronavirus vaccine if it were free and widely available, a large increase from just a week ago, according to a poll released Tuesday.

Health & Human Services

Senior Citizens in Subsidized Housing Have Been Dying Alone at Home, Unnoticed Because of Coronavirus Distancing

The patchwork system of well-being checks in some of Chicago’s public and subsidized housing was not enough to prevent deaths in heartbreaking circumstances.

Health & Human Services

California AG Seeks More Power To Battle Merger-Hungry Health Care Chains

Now that COVID-19 has slammed the health care industry, especially the small practices that are barely seeing patients, California is likely to see a lot of health care system mergers.

Management

College Students Want Their Money Back. It’ll Be Tough to Get It.

There are at least 100 closure-related suits filed against colleges and universities in federal and state courts.

Health & Human Services

‘Why Do We Always Get Hit First?’ Proposed Budget Cuts Target Vulnerable Californians

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed sweeping budget cuts to safety-net health care programs just as enrollment is projected to spike because of record job losses related to the pandemic.

Finance

Coronavirus-Related Debt Will Live in Digital Profiles for Years—Hurting Americans’ Ability to Get Jobs, Apartments and Credit

COMMENTARY | The effects of evictions and increased debts can last a long time. Companies capture this information in people’s credit scores and digital profiles.

Public Safety

Trump Tells Governors They Must ‘Dominate’ With Protest Response and Vows to Order Military Deployment

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Los Angeles Metro apologizes for weekend transit shutdown that stranded riders … Pennsylvania governor promises school reopenings … Boston tries to rapidly build out bike lanes.

Public Safety

George Floyd Case Renews Calls to Limit Legal Immunity for Police

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether or not to take up a series of cases that challenge the legal doctrine of qualified immunity, which has been used to shield officers from civil liability over their actions.

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Public Safety

Protesters Demand Defunding and Demilitarization of Police

In cities across the country, protest organizers say they want less money from local government budgets going to the police.

Health & Human Services

Protests Could Lead to Surge of Coronavirus Cases, Officials Say

Public health officials and lawmakers worried that mass gatherings protesting the death of George Floyd could lead to a future increase of new coronavirus cases.

Management

Small Rural Businesses Fight for Bailout Aid

Unclear federal guidance has deterred many rural business owners from applying for help.

Management

A Hidden COVID-19 Risk Factor: Your Boss

America’s flawed approach to sick leave is making the pandemic worse.

Public Safety

Protests and Unrest Continue In Cities Across America

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Supreme Court lets state church restrictions stand … Arizona challenges Google location tracking policies … Boston Marathon canceled.

Finance

Texas AG Brokers Deal With Counties on Opioid Payouts

The deal would send 15% of any national settlement deal directly to cities and counties.

Health & Human Services

City Provides Grants to Help Domestic Violence Survivors Move

The pilot program, a collaboration between the New York City mayor's office and a nonprofit service provider, will help survivors with housing and other emergency needs.