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Trump leaves reopening up to governors

Fri, Apr 17, 2020

U.S. Politics

The president released guidelines for easing social-distancing restrictions, but left it up to governors to decide their timelines. “You’re going to call your own shots,” he said. The announcement came as several states extended their shutdowns. THE WASHINGTON POST More than 22 million workers have now sought unemployment benefits during

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Trump’s claims for presidential ‘control’ debunked by Constitution

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

U.S. Politics

Trump’s claims for presidential ‘control’ debunked by Constitution, amendmentsTwice this week, President Donald Trump asserted that he had more control over re-opening the country than the nation’s governors. Twice, he was contradicted by both legal precedent and the Constitution itself.It started on Monday on Twitter. "For the purpose of creating conflict

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What You Need to Know about Medicare and the Coronavirus

Sat, Apr 11, 2020

Community & Environment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has laid out its catalogue of groups at higher risk of severe illness caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) and overall, they correlate with those eligible for Medicare.A list of groups considered high-risk according to the CDC includes older adults, specifically those 65 and

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency Notification - Polk Tax Collector

Fri, Apr 10, 2020

Community & Environment

Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, FloridaCOVID-19 (Coronavirus) Emergency NotificationThe Tax Collector’s Office continues to serve the people of Polk County online via a new CHAT feature at PolkTaxes.com or by phone. For customers seeking assistance, a Customer Service Specialist is available Monday – Friday, from 8:30 AM –

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Update from DNC Chair Tom Perez

Sun, Apr 5, 2020

U.S. Politics

I’m going to level with you: Most days, it’s hard to think about anything other than the crisis at hand. The challenges we’re facing together are daunting to say the least, and we need to continue to look out for each other by listening to and following the guidance of

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The latest from PolitiFact

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Community & Environment

Did the coronavirus stimulus give Congress a raise? No. Contrary to posts on social media, no version of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act gave pay raises to members of Congress. We rated the claim Pants on Fire! The House and Senate are slated to receive $35

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Florida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Community & Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2020Contact: Joint Information Center on COVID-19 for the State of Florida (850) 815-4940, ESF14@em.myflorida.comFlorida Department of Health Updates New COVID-19 Cases, Announces Four New Deaths Related to COVID-19, Evening Update~4,768 positive cases in Florida residents and 182 positive cases in non-Florida residents~ TALLAHASSEE —To keep Florida

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America is the new coronavirus epicenter

Fri, Mar 27, 2020

U.S. Politics

The U.S. overtook China and Italy in confirmed cases. At least 85,000 people have been infected, including more than 1,200 deaths — and experts predict the peak is still weeks away. USA TODAY House leaders are aiming to pass the $2 trillion stimulus package quickly, but a single lawmaker, Rep.

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Trump mulls relaxing restrictions - God help us!

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

U.S. Politics

President Trump is questioning whether to relax social distancing orders to protect the economy, even as health officials warned that any push to loosen the new limits could result in a surge of infections. The number of U.S. deaths topped 100 in a single day for the first time. THE

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America tries to flatten the curve

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Community & Environment

Governor Gavin Newsom ordered all 40 million California residents to stay home, in the most far-reaching coronavirus directive of any state so far. People will still be able to venture out for essential supplies — like food, medicine, and gas — and workers in key infrastructure sectors are exempt. LOS

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