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By PBS NewsHour
The pandemic has loomed large during this unusual election season. As Wisconsin, a kew swing state whose voters hold much sway in deciding who the next president is, battled the COVID-19 crisis, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence held…
By Zachary Schultz, PBS Wisconsin
Nearly 7 million Texans have already cast their 2020 ballots—that’s around 70 percent of overall voter turnout in 2016. With races heating up at both the state and national level, KERA reporter Bret Jaspers joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the…
Over a million absentee ballots have already been cast in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 and a reeling tourism economy are major issues for voters. PBS Wisconsin political reporter Zac Schultz speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about the changing political landscape in this…
In the central Ohio city of Lancaster, the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic stretched already thin public safety resources. Despite aid from the federal CARES Act, city officials say they need more revenue to fund the fire department and police…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
When COVID-19 hit Dayton, in Southwest Ohio, the city slashed its budget by millions of dollars, furloughed workers, and is still facing a budget gap despite millions in aid from the federal CARES Act. In the first of a series…
In addition to the presidential race, Ohio will also be voting for 16 congressional seats on Election Day. The last two elections haven’t seen a competitive race, partly because of how the district maps are drawn. Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
For Preble Street Resource Center, a social services agency in Portland, Maine, adapting to the pandemic has meant the soup kitchen can’t serve indoor meals, social workers can’t meet clients in their offices, and limiting the number of people allowed…
Maine is the only state, apart from Nebraska, that divides its four electoral votes. In 2016, President Trump lost the state but got one electoral college vote, as he won one of the state’s two congressional districts. Maine Public Radio’s…
Small business owners in Maine that rely on a tourist-filled summer have been shuttering shops since the start of the pandemic. With negotiations over a stimulus package stalled, and the cold season approaching, many of them face a bleak future.
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