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Driverless Trucks Continue Their Momentum in Texas

Self-driving vehicle company TuSimple plans on establishing its autonomous truck hub in Fort Worth and may even send out driverless trucks without human safety operators onto routes as soon as next year.

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram  |  November 23, 2020
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Lawmakers Deal With Latest COVID Surge: Legislative Watch

State legislatures have introduced more than 300 bills since October to deal with a litany of COVID-related problems, including ICU funding, liability shields, reauthorization of electronic public meetings and more.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 20, 2020
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California to Distribute Vaccine to Most Affected First

COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted diverse and low-income communities more than others. The state intends to prioritize those communities first when it comes to vaccine distribution.

By Hannah Wiley and Kim Bojorquez, The Sacramento Bee  |  November 19, 2020
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Contactless Government Is Booming: 10 Ways to Keep the Momentum Going

Once a tech laggard, government has embraced remote work, virtual meetings and online service delivery. But continued success calls for deeper changes. Here's what needs to be done to maintain progress.

By Mark Toner, Contributing Writer  |  November 19, 2020
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State Leaders Push for COVID Relief Package Before Deadline

Several Washington state lawmakers are calling upon Congress to enact a coronavirus stimulus package before the Dec. 30 deadline to address a wide range of costs and hardships for health, jobs, local government and more.

By Rebecca White, Adam Shanks and Orion Donovan-Smith, The Spokesman-Review  |  November 18, 2020
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Masks Optional: Indiana Lawmakers Convene for Session

As coronavirus case numbers continue to spike, the Indiana General Assembly voted against mask enforcement for lawmakers. Some mask advocates are worried the session will become a superspreader event.

By Chris Sikich, The Indianapolis Star  |  November 18, 2020
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Gov. Cuomo and Feds Headbutt Over COVID Vaccine Distribution

The New York governor has been a harsh critic of the Trump Administration’s plan, claiming that the federal government is not providing enough resources to ensure that all communities have access to the vaccine.

By Brendan J. Lyons, Times Union  |  November 17, 2020
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Risk Perception Studies Could Improve Pandemic Response

By collecting information on people’s beliefs and practices during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers hope to create a clearer understanding of what policies are useful in the pandemic response.

By Scott Scanlon, The Buffalo News  |  November 16, 2020
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Money to Keep Small Businesses Alive: Legislative Watch

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses have closed because of the pandemic. A surge in new cases and unresolved election results are casting shadows on their year-end prospects, but recent bills offer help.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  November 13, 2020
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California Has a Lot to Lose if SCOTUS Ends Obamacare

Attorney General Xavier Becerra is optimistic about the fight, but if the court strikes down the health-care law the effect could be catastrophic. Experts don’t expect a decision from the court until Spring 2021.

By Angela Hart, Kaiser Health News  |  November 12, 2020
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Dallas Aims to Increase Young Adults Earning Living Wage

Only a quarter of young adults in Dallas County earn a living wage, a proportion that decreases for Blacks and Latinos. The county hopes to shrink the living-wage inequity by 2040.

By Talia Richman and Nicolette White, The Dallas Morning News  |  November 11, 2020
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