Across the country, unemployment systems are collapsing under an unprecedented number of claims. But some state systems, like North Carolina’s, have long made it harder to receive unemployment benefits.
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The decision opens the door for similar bans in other states to be struck down.
Connecticut is one of the most segregated places in the country. Despite widespread protests over racial inequities, Gov. Ned Lamont and other leaders are resisting calls to address the state’s affordable housing crisis.
Some larger cities have opted to cancel their Independence Day fireworks while others are hosting virtual events or taking steps to encourage social distancing. New York City is planning a nightly surprise show each day this week.
A bill in Louisiana would shield K-12 schools, colleges and universities from many lawsuits from teachers and students who are exposed to the coronavirus on campus.
How will state and local officials agree on safety protocols in the months ahead?
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The historic vote in the House of Representatives will be met with opposition in the Senate.
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Since April, the state of Utah and area manufacturers have supplied more than 1 million masks to state residents for free.
The full name of the country’s smallest state, “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” will be changed on official documents to remove the words that have an association with slavery.
The past few weeks of activism have directly fueled the wins of a handful of black progressive candidates.
Difficulties that emerged during Kentucky and New York’s primary elections Tuesday underscore the need for more resources to accommodate voters who cast ballots by mail and in person.
At least 15 states have canceled their annual fairs due to public health concerns amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, while others are moving ahead with modified, pared-down events.
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A new survey is asking local government workers and officials about how the pandemic has affected services, technology, team dynamics and more.
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Black workers with bachelor’s degrees lost 200,000 jobs in May.
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