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This year, no baby kissing

Politics | How the coronavirus pandemic changed political campaigns
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/10/20, 05:07 pm

Bishop Davidson had no political experience when he decided in 2019 to run for a seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. But he loves getting to know people, so he attended every city council meeting and all the local festivals and parades in his Springfield-area district.

“We door-knocked more than anyone else,” Davidson said.

That boosted his campaign against his opponent in the Republican primary, Macy Mitchell. As Davidson put it, his personal interactions allowed him to “control the pace of the campaign.”

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Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite (file)

Washington’s spending spree

Politics | Americans tolerate massive public debt, but what happens when the bills come due?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/10/20, 02:30 pm

WASHINGTON—As lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain deadlocked over additional pandemic economic relief, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is sounding alarms on spending levels not seen since World War II.

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

COVID-19 deaths by race

By the Numbers
by The Editors
Posted 9/10/20, 01:18 pm

49.7

The number of Americans per 100,000 persons who have died due to COVID-19 and in which the race of the deceased was documented, as of Aug. 18, according to data from APM Research Lab. The pandemic has hit some racial and ethnic groups harder than others, and experts say the reasons could range from higher rates of underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more serious to less access to healthcare services.

88.4 

The number of black Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19, as of Aug. 18.

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