Russell T. VoughtActing DirectorThe Office of Management and Budget725 17th Street, NWWashington, DC 20503 Dear Mr. Vought, We are writing today concerning the challenges faced by local media and actions the Office of Management and Budget can take that will help ensure these important businesses are able to continue to operate throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Dear Madam Speaker and Minority Leader McCarthy: We write to ask that any future stimulus package to address the coronavirus pandemic include immediate improvements to existing lending programs to protect local news publishers and broadcasters. Reliable local information and reporting in our communities is more important than ever—newspapers and broadcasters are working “around the clock,…

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Senators urge action for local journalism A group of Democratic senators led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D—Conn.) has sent a letter to Senate leadership urging the body to consider stimulus relief for local journalism and media. The letter, signed by 19 Democratic senators including Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, calls on House Majority Leader…

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Forty percent believe the world will be better than before the coronavirus Courtesy of Research America. While Americans have a high level of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic, most are willing to make significant sacrifices and many are optimistic about the future. They also believe that government leaders are taking the appropriate actions, according to…

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has restricted or limited access to Iowa county courthouses, journalists can still get access to court records. Public computer terminals which allow citizens and reporters access to court filings may be inaccessible with the coronavirus forcing courthouses to restrict access, but county clerks of court can still provide the information, according…

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