ADVERTISEMENT

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

New Cases, Positive Percentage Unaffected by COVID Reporting Error

The North Carolina Health Department announced that reporting errors since April have over-reported the total number of COVID tests. But key figures, like new cases and positive percent, didn’t change.

By Lynn Bonner, The News & Observer  |  August 13, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

For Few That Voted In Person, Polls Were Adequately Prepared

About three-quarters of voters in Mankato, Minn., used mail-in ballots for Tuesday’s primary. The remaining quarter voted in person and saw seamless execution as polling places were prepared with masks and sanitizer.

By Mark Fischenich, The Free Press  |  August 12, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

It's Uncomfortable: A Mayor's Life During the Pandemic

What’s it like to be a front-line government official in the COVID era? The mayor of Hattiesburg, Miss., talks candidly about "awful moments,” as he navigates a pandemic, an economic meltdown and racial tensions.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  August 12, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

COVID Reporting Glitch Is Fixed, but Californians Want More

California has fixed a glitch that underreported the state’s COVID-19 data and the director of the Department of Public Health suddenly resigned. But many are skeptical of the response and worried they’re being misled.

By Phil Willon, Taryn Luna and Melody Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times  |  August 11, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Technology's Mixed Record in Responding to a Pandemic

While it's helped a lot of Americans who are displaced from their offices get their work done, it's fallen short in areas like education and disease tracking and has once again highlighted the digital divide.

By Aaron M. Renn, Urban Analyst  |  August 11, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Prosecutors' Vital Role in Reforming Criminal Justice

To address racial disparities, they need to collect and analyze more data to evaluate promising policies and better inform their indictment decisions and sentencing recommendations.

By Lucy Lang, Institute for Innovation in Prosecution  |  August 10, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

St. Louis Health Officials Need Contact Tracing Transparency

Many officials are urging greater openness in contact tracing to help combat COVID-19. But as case numbers keep rising, contact tracers are outnumbered, making the data even more difficult to track.

By Bryce Gray, St. Louis Post-Dispatch  |  August 7, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Black, Latino Californians Most Impacted by COVID-19

Two-thirds of Black and Latino voters reported that the virus was a major health threat while less than half of white voters reported the same. And 69 percent of voters agreed that COVID-19 is increasing inequality.

By David Lauter, Los Angeles Times  |  August 6, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Misguided Rush to Throw the School Doors Open

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging across much of America, a return to full-scale classroom instruction poses too grave a risk to students, teachers, school staff, parents and their communities.

By Jabari Simama, Government and Education Columnist  |  August 6, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Tech Issues Have Hindered California’s COVID Case Counting

A technological glitch in the electronic data system used by the state’s health departments could be hampering California’s ability to track COVID-19 cases. Officials are uncertain as to when the issue will be resolved.

By Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle  |  August 5, 2020
Read More

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Minnesota Voters Sue Governor over Polling Place Mask Mandate

A group of voters have sued Tim Walz and other officials over the governor’s mandate, requiring people to wear masks when they vote in-person for next week’s primary. This is the 11th challenge to the state’s COVID-19 rules.

By Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune  |  August 5, 2020
Read More

More Articles