COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The coronavirus has upended everyday life in ways big and small. What happens when those disruptions overlap with voting? Thousands of state and local election officials across the U.S are sharing ideas and making accommodations to try to ensure that voters and polling places are safe […]

Several prominent Muslim American elected officials endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter organized by Emgage Action ahead of an online summit that starts Monday and features the presumptive Democratic nominee. Among those signing the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, are Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, Minnesota Attorney General […]

WESTPORT — First Selectman Jim Marpe still remembers standing on the steps outside of town hall a year ago — maskless and surrounded by other officials — announcing schools and various aspects of town government would have to close. COVID-19 had come to Westport. “This was going to be the […]

Steven Monacelli DALLAS—Millions are without power in the Lone Star State as local and state government officials struggle to respond to the most devastating winter storm in over 100 years. Perhaps no scene in this city best captures the absurdity of the predicament Texans find themselves in than the Kay […]

Leaders of the Chatham-Kent Ontario Health Team are emphasizing to the community that the local health care system is facing extremely serious strain and urgent help is needed. “Make no mistake – COVID-19 is real,” they said in a news release. “The impact on our healthcare system is real. Regardless […]

At a checkpoint for a vaccination site in South L.A. on Tuesday, officers from the Los Angeles Fire Department turned away those who did not have an appointment and documentation of a job in the healthcare industry. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles County’s vaccine distribution effort hit a rocky […]

Erica Van Buren   | The Daytona Beach News-Journal PALM COAST — City Council members will vote Tuesday  on whether to renew the nearly $176,000 licensing agreement for Palm Coast Connect, a 311 citizen engagement platform. According to city officials, Palm Coast Connect has allowed for a more streamlined engagement between city staff […]

The University of Missouri delivered on its promise of an on-campus experience for the fall semester, students and officials said, but they also acknowledged a need for adjustments during the pandemic and room for improvement. The semester ends this coming Friday. Professors have shown a lot of flexibility with students, said Frannie […]