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Latest Reporting from Our Partners

Colorado Faces Millions More in Fines As Jail Mental Health Evaluations Stall Amid Pandemic
State of Colorado officials were optimistic they would be paying millions less in fines this year for violating the civil rights of inmates who are awaiting mental health evaluations. Then, COVID-19 changed everything.
Rocky Mountain PBS
May 29, 2020
COVID-19 Is Delaying Reforms To Colorado’s Mental Health System
An investigation by Rocky Mountain PBS found that untreated mental illness was overwhelming Colorado’s criminal justice system. While the investigation ended with promises of reform from government leaders, the COVID-19 outbreak and the associated economic fallout have led to these problems getting worse.
Rocky Mountain PBS
May 28, 2020
1.3 million local people now “food insecure," warns nonprofit Feeding Tampa Bay
Even as Florida reopens, nonprofits are warning that the number of people in need because of the coronavirus pandemic is still rising.
May 26, 2020
WATCH: COVID-19 Testing at New Mexico's TriCore Reference Labs
A look at testing for the novel coronavirus — both for those infected and for those who may have had the virus with only mild or no symptoms.
New Mexico PBS
May 22, 2020
WATCH: COVID-19 In El Paso And The U.S.-Mexico Border
Although it’s in Texas, El Paso’s proximity to New Mexico and the border with Mexico makes it an important part of the pandemic equation.
New Mexico PBS
May 22, 2020
Denver Schools Screened Fewer Students For Suicide Risk In The Time Of COVID-19
Schools in the Denver, Colorado area have been screening a lot fewer students for suicide risk with school buildings closed due to COVID-19.
May 21, 2020
Child Abuse Reports Fall in Florida, Raising Concerns about At-Risk Kids
With schools still closed because of the coronavirus, the number of abuse reports across Florida in April plummeted to about 19,000, a 40 percent drop compared with the same month last year.
Tampa Bay Times
May 21, 2020
Why More Women Than Men Contract the Coronavirus in Oklahoma
Women account for about three-fourths of all COVID-19 infections among health-care workers and in nursing homes in Oklahoma, resulting in a higher proportion of women than men overall infected across the state.
Oklahoma Watch
May 20, 2020
Will A COVID-19 Vaccine Meet Resistance in Oklahoma?
When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available in the United States, the federal government and states will face a crucial choice: Should all or most residents be required to get the vaccine?
Oklahoma Watch
May 15, 2020
These Seniors Are At Risk For COVID-19. They Also Crew Sun City Center Ambulances.
With an average age of 72, Sun City Center Emergency Squad’s all volunteer 911 ambulance service is still on the road, even during a pandemic.
Tampa Bay Times
May 13, 2020
Florida Nursing Homes Unprepared for Emergencies Like the Coronavirus, Audit Finds
Florida wasn't the only state to fall short. Federal audits of nursing homes in New York, California, Texas and Missouri revealed a similar number of nursing home failures.
May 7, 2020
WATCH: Colorado Faith Leaders Reflect on Ministering to the Dying in a Pandemic
Four faith leaders shared their experiences ministering to the sick and the dying in the time of coronavirus. They described experiences that were painful but also strengthened their faith.
Rocky Mountain PBS
May 5, 2020

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