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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

Why Trump Attacked the Internet's First Amendment

The president wants social media sites to be investigated for political bias. His new executive order is the strongest attack yet on a key free speech protection for online platforms, but it's not the only one.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  May 29, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

Legislative Watch: The Cannabis Industry in the Age of COVID

Whether used for medical reasons or recreation, cannabis is a multibillion-dollar industry that could play a role in a post-pandemic recovery. Legislators have been addressing regulatory details.

By Carl Smith, Senior Staff Writer  |  May 29, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

How Much Does Transit Spread COVID-19? The Jury Is Still Out.

We assume that squishing people together on subways and buses, along with urban density in general, accounts for much of the virus's spread. But when you look at the evidence, it's a blurred picture.

By Alex Marshall, Urban Affairs/Infrastructure Columnist  |  May 29, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF Community Design

Nevada’s Lady Justice Has Been Keeping Watch for 143 Years

The figure personifies the moral force of our judicial systems and has been represented as blind since the 16th century. But that’s not the case with the Storey County Courthouse, located in Virginia City.

By David Kidd, Photojournalist and Storyteller  |  May 28, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

3 Arguments for Federal Aid to State and Local Governments

Without funding to offset plunging revenues and exploding health-care spending, the downturn will be deeper and recovery will take longer. Now is the time for state and local leaders to make their case.

By Raymond Scheppach, former National Governors Association Executive Director  |  May 28, k彩平台
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Assessments

Will COVID-19 End the Downtown Comeback? Don't Bet on It.

The factors that led to the revival of our city centers will still be there in the aftermath of the coronavirus shutdown: low crime, a craving for entertainment and the desire for physical proximity.

By Alan Ehrenhalt, Senior Editor  |  May 27, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF Work

Staffing Issues Complicate Unemployment Agency Tech Woes

Because some unemployment insurance cases require human intervention, even states with updated technology can barely keep up with the surge of unemployment insurance claims caused by COVID-19.

By Jed Pressgrove, Government Technology  |  May 27, k彩平台
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60%

The proportion of American workers who were working remotely in May due to concerns over COVID-19, according to a Gallup poll.

Future in Context

Why We Should Be Reading Albert Camus During the Pandemic

The author’s masterpiece, The Plague, will make you think, ask all sorts of Socratic questions of yourself and form resolutions about how you intend to measure your life after getting through this global catastrophe.

By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  May 26, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

States and Cities Continue Plunge into Financial Black Hole

States face revenue shortfalls exceeding 20 percent. Cities and counties have furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers. Already, public employment has fallen more than during the Great Recession.

By Alan Greenblatt, Senior Staff Writer  |  May 26, k彩平台
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In the Arena

County Commissioner Helps Others with Resources, Compassion

Whether it’s a small county or a national stage, Mary Ann Borgeson leads Douglas County, Neb., and the National Association of Counties with compassion and the understanding of the impacts her decisions can make.

By Cathilea Robinett  |  May 26, k彩平台
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THE FUTURE OF Finance

How State Bond Banks Could Supercharge Fiscal Federalism

With an expanded role, they could serve as an efficient conduit between local governments of all sizes and federal financial resources for revenue shortfalls and infrastructure.

By Girard Miller, Finance Columnist  |  May 26, k彩平台
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County Commissioner Helps Others with Resources, Compassion

Whether it’s a small county or a national stage, Mary Ann Borgeson leads Douglas County, Neb., and the National Association of Counties with compassion and the understanding of the impacts her decisions can make.

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