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Minneapolis, Minn.

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Denver, Colorado

New Mexico PBS

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, Florida

Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Latest Reporting from Our Partners

WATCH: In New Mexico, a COVID-19 Outbreak in the Navajo Nation
Noel Smith reports on the Navajo Nation for the Farmington Daily Times. Smith is also a tribal member, and has seen her home devastated by a COVID-19 outbreak
April 10, 2020
WATCH: In Colorado, Protecting Children During Isolation Orders
Child welfare caseworkers in Denver are working to safely visit families who may be at risk during this time of social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
April 10, 2020
WATCH: In Milwaukee, Stories of Hope, Disparity, "Helpers" and Loss Amid COVID-19
A half-hour long Milwaukee PBS special gives a panoramic view of how the pandemic is impacting the local community.
April 9, 2020
Testing: Are Long Waits for Tests and Results Over?
Oklahoma’s first case of COVID-19 was reported March 17, but until this week, only vulnerable populations and critically ill patients were being tested, based on strict guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Oklahoma Watch
April 5, 2020
For Seniors in Florida’s Villages, Coronavirus Dangers Stack Up
Experts say the huge population of highly social seniors could crush the local health care system, which already has problems.
Tampa Bay Times
April 4, 2020
EPA Rolls Back Regulations During Pandemic, Shifts Burden To States, Tribes
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is allowing regulated industries to use their own discretion to report violations of clean air and water laws.
New Mexico PBS
April 3, 2020
WATCH: Colorado Economy: Business Survival
Uncertainty about how long many businesses will be closed and the inability to plan for the future has many communities concerned about both short term and long-term economic stability.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 2, 2020
Advocates Fear A Surge of Domestic Violence Is Happening In Colorado
Advocates who help survivors of domestic violence are preparing for an onslaught of need they cannot yet see, with many Coloradans stuck in abusive homes due to the coronavirus response.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 2, 2020
At Risk From Coronavirus And Running Low on Food, Tampa Bay Seniors Get Help From Emergency Program
Feeding Tampa Bay, the region’s largest food rescue and distribution organization, is delivering 8,000 meals to about a dozen senior communities this week.
Tampa Bay Times
April 1, 2020
How Schools and Communities Are Providing Mental Health Support for Students When Schools Are Closed
School districts across Colorado are working to provide mental health support for their students even when their schools are closed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Rocky Mountain PBS
March 30, 2020
Foster Care Workers Fear Children Isolated By the Coronavirus Are More at Risk
Eyes on the child is a bedrock principle for foster care workers who routinely go into troubled homes to see that children are safe. But in the midst of the coronavirus, the safety of Florida’s most at-risk children is often being assessed through computer screens.
Tampa Bay Times
March 30, 2020
Tampa Sets Up Tent City So Homeless Can Shelter In Place
With a county-wide order for people to stay indoors now in effect, the city of Tampa is establishing a tent city that will allow up to 100 homeless people to shelter in place.
Tampa Bay Times
March 29, 2020

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