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Indoor dining at restaurants nixed amid increase in cases, and more

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, citing an “untenable” increase in cases, brought back some restrictions beginning Monday, including saying that restaurants and breweries will not be able to have indoor service and restricting... Read more »

‘Please Tell Me My Life Is Worth A LITTLE Of Your Discomfort,’ Nurse Pleads

When an employee told a group of 20-somethings they needed face masks to enter his fast-food restaurant, one woman fired off a stream of expletives. “Isn’t this Orange County?” snapped a man... Read more »

Former Senate Finance Chair Max Baucus on economic stimuli, then and now

Baucus, 78, was the longest-serving U.S. senator from Montana. A Democrat, Baucus left public service in 2017 when Republican President Donald Trump replaced him as U.S. ambassador to China, a post he’d... Read more »

Analysis: A surprise accountability test for local politicians

In a normal year, local officials seeking reelection would have been on the ballot a month ago. Local elections were supposed to be held May 2 in Texas but were postponed because of... Read more »

Who should lead the reopening of schools in New York? The governor’s office and the Board of Regents both want the job

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo forges a path ahead for reopening schools in New York, so is the state education department — and they don’t agree whose job it is. Cuomo has asserted... Read more »

Tennessee governor commits to preserving state funding for schools during budget crisis

Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday his administration is committed to maintaining current state funding for schools, even as Tennessee faces a revenue shortfall that economists estimate will run between $500 million and... Read more »

Analysis: Politics and a pandemic jumble Texas elections

Current law says Texans can vote by mail if they’re going to be out of their home counties during early voting and on election day, if they’re in jail but eligible to... Read more »

‘Last Responders’ Seek To Expand Postmortem COVID Testing In Unexplained Deaths

Examining dead bodies and probing for a cause of death is rarely seen as a heroic or glamorous job. Rather, as the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded, all eyes have been on the... Read more »

Trying Out LA’s New Coronavirus Testing Regime

Last week, after Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles was offering COVID-19 tests to all city and county residents, I decided to get one myself — and test Garcetti’s bold new... Read more »

Op-Ed: Liberal governors place politics over lives

“President Trump’s aggressive response to keep Americans safe from COVID-19 has given us a precious opportunity to utilize advanced therapeutics and medicines.” – Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar The rubric... Read more »