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Latest Reporting from Our Partners

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
In Oklahoma, Shift to Distance Learning Highlights Stark Inequity in Students’ Internet Connection
Teachers have tried to reach students through phone calls, emails and letters. Despite the efforts, some students didn’t respond.
May 5, 2020
WATCH: Denver's Top Prosecutor Warns of Scams Circulating During COVID-19 Pandemic
Denver’s top prosecutor said her office is hearing complaints about fraudulent offers to help people get their federal economic impact checks faster.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 28, 2020
Oklahoma Nursing Homes, Where COVID-19 Cases Abound, Struggle to Find Protective Equipment
Nearly a month after the state’s first nursing home residents died of COVID-19, many of Oklahoma’s long-term care facilities are struggling to find enough gowns and other protective equipment needed to prevent infections.
April 24, 2020
How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Impacting Native American Communities
Today’s new episode of our “Covering Coronavirus” podcast takes you to New Mexico, into Native American communities, where the pandemic is taking a painful toll.
April 24, 2020
Businesses Closed By COVID-19 Restrictions Now Targeted By Burglars
Denver police crime data through April 20 showed 139 reported burglary incidents at businesses this month so far, surpassing the total of 98 incidents for the entire month of April one year ago.
Rocky Mountain PBS
April 23, 2020

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