Editorial: Progress on saving America's free press
Congress is taking some encouraging steps toward the critical challenge of saving America’s local newspapers.This was apparent in several proposals this week. A new House stimulus proposal would extend paycheck protection loans to additional local news outlets. A bipartisan group of senators, with outstanding leadership by Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell, introduced a stand-alone Senate bill offering similar loan support.These proposals reflect growing appreciation in Congress of the crisis facing America’s free press, and the need to sustain it through and beyond the current health and economi...
The Seattle Times
Amid coronavirus outbreak, Wisconsin election still on for Tuesday despite stay home order and a massive poll worker shortage
Thousands of poll workers have said they won’t work. Hundreds of voting locations have been consolidated. Tens of thousands of requests for mail-in absentee ballots are backlogged.Wisconsin’s voting system is teetering under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic, but Tuesday’s election is still scheduled to go on as planned after Republican state legislative leaders, the Democratic governor and a federal judge have not taken action to postpone it.Ballots will be cast even as Gov. Tony Evers has issued a “safer at home” order directing Wisconsinites only to venture outside for essential tasks ...
Editorial: Be wary of coronavirus-related scams. There are many of them
Of course, scammers are trying to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, but common sense is a powerful tool to avoid getting ripped off. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.A Tuesday story in Business Insider warned about people getting social media requests from official-sounding senders to provide personal information, purportedly to allow them to quickly get the up to $1,200 that is being given to eligible Americans in coming weeks under a recently enacted economic stimulus law. The story also reported some people were being mailed fake stimulus checks that they we...
The San Diego Union-Tribune