Wildfires Raging in Several Western States

Fires are forcing hundreds of evacuations in the south and western United States.

In a Bid to Save Local Restaurants, Cities Open Streets and Parking Lots to Outdoor Dining

The popular "Streatery" program in Madison, Wisconsin could extend beyond its current October end date.

Struggling Farmers Work With Overwhelmed Food Banks to Stay Afloat

The pandemic is showing the need for strong local agriculture.

Uber and Lyft Threaten to Temporarily Pull Out of California After Judge's Ruling

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Iowa residents without power days after powerful derecho, while one-third of state’s crops flattened … North Carolina mayor apologizes for city’s history of racial inequality … New York AG files price gouging lawsuit against egg producer.

The Worst of Hurricane Season is Likely Still to Come

Nine named storms have already formed during the 2020 hurricane season, which began June 1 and ends in November. Experts are predicting as many as 16 more.

This Billionaire Governor Keeps Firing Top Officials When He Has a Crisis

Similar to President Donald Trump, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has been particularly aggressive at forcing out top officials, including most recently the state’s top public health officer, faulting others when things go wrong.

Feds Will Reopen Schools on Native American Reservations

Despite the outsize toll the pandemic has taken on Native American communities, the federal government said that schools on reservations should reopen in September.

How the Pandemic Defeated America

A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.

Robot Chicken Butchers and Other Job Automation Brought to You By Covid

The coronavirus could accelerate adoption of automation technologies as businesses look to minimize human contact.

Cancel College

COMMENTARY | Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many.

As Crisis Grows, Farms Try to Balance Health of Field Workers and Food Supply

Skeptics say the lack of enforceable federal safety standards geared toward the coronavirus allows these employers to prioritize the harvest over worker safety.

What It Takes to Build a Nonpartisan Pipeline for Women Candidates

In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women’s Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It’s not that simple.

Nine People Test Positive at Georgia High School Where Photo of Crowded Hallways Went Viral

LOCAL AND STATE ROUNDUP | Newspaper identifies 14 Florida inmates who died of Covid who were parole eligible … Los Angeles considers revoking projects if developers tied to corruption … Illinois school district bans pjs for remote learning.

Trump Looks to Executive Orders as Coronavirus Aid Talks Falter

The president said he would issue executive orders to provide some temporary coronavirus relief if Democrats and White House negotiators are unable to come to agreement over a broader aid package. But it remains unclear how he can authorize spending without Congress.

The Workforce Is About to Change Dramatically

COMMENTARY | Three predictions for what the future might look like.

The Underemployment Crisis

COMMENTARY | Even before the pandemic, roughly one in 10 workers wanted to log more hours.

New York Attorney General Seeks to Dissolve National Rifle Association

STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Minneapolis voters will not consider proposal to dismantle police department this fall … Governor says positive coronavirus test later came back negative … Houston City Council embraces “walkable” plan.