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Description of GOP’s Letter to Superintendents: ‘It Added No Value,” an Effort to Shift Blame.
‘It Added No Value’: State Superintendents Slam GOP Letter as an Effort to Shift Blame

Dozens of Republican legislators who control the bulk of public school funding lean on schools to open up despite COVID concerns.

No Masks, No Distancing: People Keep Gathering Outside and It's Causing COVID Outbreaks
No Masks, No Distancing: People Keep Gathering Outside and It’s Causing COVID Outbreaks

People may be wrongfully assuming outdoor activity carries no risk of spread, experts say.

FILE - Kanye West answers questions during a church service, Nov. 17, 2019, in Houston, TX.
Kanye West’s White House Run Is Getting Lots of GOP Help in Wisconsin

Tactic is similar to 2012 when the GOP ran fake Democrats to force primaries.

Biden No Longer Attending Democratic Convention in Milwaukee Due to COVID-19
Biden No Longer Attending Democratic Convention in Milwaukee Due to COVID-19

Biden and other guest speakers no longer to attend as organizers prioritize health, safety.

Epic Systems Is Forcing Almost 10,000 Employees Back Into Offices During a Pandemic
Epic Systems Is Forcing Almost 10,000 Employees Back Into Offices During a Pandemic

The healthcare software company is no longer allowing employees to work from home, and is reportedly demoting some workers for speaking out.

Image of a letter from dozens of Republican state legislators asking an unknown number of school superintendents to resume in-person instruction despite concerns about the coronavirus outbreak that has killed nearly 1,000 people in Wisconsin.
Read the Letter GOP Legislators Sent to Superintendents Pressuring Them to Reopen Schools

Lawmakers who have power over nearly half of public education funds suggest “opening your doors” to all students.

Congressional leadership including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, on Capitol Hill
We Tracked Everything Congress Has Done on Coronavirus Aid

Democrats and Republicans have reached a deal four times. Can they assemble a fifth package of help before going on vacation?