Public officials are nervous about the presence of new strains of the coronavirus and the potential to have yet another spike in case contractions and deaths. But without the proper detection tools, the state can’t do much.
By Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times | January 15, 2021
The Austin-based software company at the center of the data breach that impacted hundreds of companies, including several government agencies, continues to find pieces of malware that may have led to the hack.
By Kara Carlson, Austin American-Statesman | January 15, 2021
Council members authorized the city manager to move ahead with a “transformational” transit and mobility plan. But concerns have been raised that the project will strain a community that’s already been ravaged by COVID-19.
By Allison Kuznitz, The Charlotte Observer | January 15, 2021
The stimulus package would include funding for production and distribution of COVID vaccines, $1,400 checks for Americans and expanded unemployment benefits. Many are eager for the relief, despite the large price tag.
By Janet Hook and David Lauter, Los Angeles Times | January 15, 2021
Due to its size and generosity, the state’s unemployment agency has been inundated with fraudulent COVID-19 benefits claims, which amount to $750 million in false filings each week. Some have come from as far as Russia.
By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee | January 14, 2021