The Washington Post, Annie Linskey, 7/28/2020

“The presidential debate in September will be moved to Ohio from Indiana after the University of Notre Dame withdrew from hosting the event Monday over concerns about the safety of holding a large-scale public event amid a pandemic…

“This pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of health care and scientific discovery in unprecedented ways, “said a joint statement by Tom Mihaljevic, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic and Case Western President Barbara R. Snyder. “To have the presidential candidates discuss these issues in our innovative learning space represents a tremendous opportunity for both institutions — and our entire region….”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/first-trump-biden-debate-shifts-to-cleveland-after-notre-dame-backs-out/2020/07/27/0502bd7c-d048-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html

Washington Post, Reis Thebault, Abigail Hauslohner, 5/25/2020

“Towns with limited resources, distant hospitals, strained by virus as U.S. death near 100,000….

“The novel coronavirus arrived in an Indiana farm town mid-planting… [tearing] through a pork processing plant and spread[ing] outward in a desolate stretch of the Oklahoma Panhandle… Colorado’s sparsely populated eastern plains…Idaho… Ohio….”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/24/coronavirus-rural-america-outbreaks/

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, Press Release, 5/13/2020

“…Secretary Perdue and his officials continue to show their true colors when it comes to our nation’s hungry. The nation’s unemployment numbers have seen its worst spike since the Great Depression. Jobless claims are up over 30 million. The lines at food banks have never been longer….

“…The Administration has decided that now… is a great time to crack down on Americans who rely upon food stamps….”

Read more: https://fudge.house.gov/press-statements/fudge-usda-ignores-need-will-crack-down-on-snap-work-rules-anyway/

Madhouse News, MSN, Washington Post, Moriah Balingit, 5/13/2020

“…Generally, residents of Michigan agree with [Governor] Whitmer’s (D) approach, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll released Tuesday, in which 72% approve of her handling of the outbreak, and 25% disapprove. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) got the highest marks – 86% approval – but in general, Republican governors did not fare well in the poll, with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), who moved to open the state early, getting an approval rating of just 39%….

“…Sandy Baruah, who heads the Detroit Regional Chamber and ; previously led the U.S. Small Business Administration under President George W. Bush, said those who disobey the restrictions could spread the virus….”

Read more: https://madhousenews.com/2020/05/and-now-a-message-from-the-controlled-opposition/

Wisconsin State Farmer, Colleen Kottke, 1/31/2020

“The number of family farms filing for bankruptcy last year jumped nearly 20% from the previous year….

“Following Wisconsin, Georgia had 41 Chapter 12 filings in 2019, which was up 15 filings from 2018. Chapter 12 filings were at, tied with or above decade-high levels in 10 states: Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wisconsin….

Read more: https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2020/01/31/wisconsin-continues-lead-u-s-farm-bankruptcies/4625866002/