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“I just can’t do this.” Frustrated Parents Reconsider Home School

Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups, and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated and exhausted parents are choosing to disconnect entirely for the rest…

Georgia’s Reopening Continues as Virus Deaths Top 900

Georgia business owners were officially allowed to welcome back customers on Friday, April 24 after Governor Brian Kemp gave them the go-ahead, relaxing all coronavirus restrictions in the state. Although they were in the clear according to the governor, some businesses remained satisfied in their decision to stay closed, considering there has been a rise of the virus in both…

Miami Dolphins Have Selected Tua Tagovailoa as the Fifth Pick in the NFL Draft

Regardless of the hip injury that Tua Tagovailoa suffered from during a game against Mississippi State in November, The Miami Dolphins have decided to make the Alabama quarterback the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft. The Dolphins hope Tagovailoa can become a franchise quarterback and the centerpiece of their rebuilding effort that began a year ago. They were undeterred…

Rep. Sewell Votes in Favor of Latest Coronavirus Relief Package

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) voted in favor of the House-passed Senate Amendment to H.R. 266, the Interim Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package, otherwise known as the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.   “I am hopeful that this legislation will offer relief to our small businesses, health care providers and states as they battle the coronavirus,” said Rep. Sewell. “I…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed on Fox News; Discusses Reopening Alabama’s Economy

With the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases rising daily in our state and the lack of testing supplies, Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed made an appearance on fox news Saturday afternoon. He discussed when Alabama’s economy should reopen… explaining that less than 1% of the state’s population has been tested for the virus. Mayor Reed explained the importance of what he…

Record 16.8 Million in U.S. Have Filed for Unemployment Since Virus Began

With 6.6 million people seeking unemployment benefits last week, more than one in 10 U.S. workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The numbers show that this is the largest and fastest string of job losses in records dating to 1948. By contrast, during the Great Recession it took about 10…

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Pushes Joe Biden to Pick Woman of Color for His VP Running Mate

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia), the nationally-known civil rights icon,  said today that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden should pick a woman of color to be his running mate. Lewis made the comments as he endorsed Biden for president. “I think Vice President Biden should look around. It would be good to have a woman of color,” Lewis told reporters…

More Than 6.6 Million Applied for Unemployment Help Last Week

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. A Labor Department report shows that job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk…

Publix Offering Rent Relief for Businesses in Publix-Owned Shopping Centers

Publix announced Saturday that it’s offering rent relief to businesses operating in nearly 300 Publix-owned shopping centers. This, including 23 in Alabama, that have closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The relief package includes waiving rent for two months, as well as waiving payments for common area maintenance fees and taxes, regardless of the tenant’s access to other relief or…