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Latest Reporting from Our Partners

Will Schools Mandate Masks? The Answer Will Not Please Everyone.
School district officials are hearing from all sides in the increasingly polarizing debate.
Tampa Bay Times
June 29, 2020
Voter Registration In Florida Plunged Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
New voter registrations are expected to rise as the elections near and as the state reopens. But some question whether the drop could have an effect on the makeup of the electorate.
Tampa Bay Times
June 11, 2020
'A Slow Healing Process': Slammed By the Dairy Crisis, Shuttered By the Coronavirus, Small Towns Forge Ahead
The city of Loyal is in the heart of Wisconsin's dairy country. For years, it's been dealing with an ailing farm economy. Then COVID-19 hit the state.
Milwaukee PBS
June 10, 2020
WATCH: Pandemic in the Heartland
A small dairy community in the northwest part of Wisconsin recorded zero cases of COVID-19. Despite that, the virus hit the city of Loyal hard.
Milwaukee PBS
June 10, 2020
WATCH: Acequia Communities Adjust Centuries-Old Water Traditions Under COVID-19
With social distancing orders in place to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in New Mexico, acequia communities have modified springtime traditions that have endured for centuries. 
New Mexico PBS
May 29, 2020
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

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