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
Rules for COVID vaccine distribution lack consistency between states and as health officials change distribution recommendations. With case numbers continuing to rise, the nation scrambles towards widespread inoculations.
By Michelle Cortez, Bloomberg News | January 13, 2021
A federal judge is now considering a lawsuit alleging widespread voter suppression that was filed after Stacey Abram’s loss to Gov. Brian Kemp. The state is arguing that the claims of voter suppression are as unsubstantiated as Trump’s claims of fraud.
By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | January 13, 2021
The violence at the U.S. Capitol last week has drawn attention to the range of security measures in place at state capitols. About 30 buildings use metal detectors while about 20 allow carrying legal firearms inside.
By Elain S. Povich and Alex Brown, stateline.org | January 12, 2021