covid-19 pandemic

White House hosts local officials, touts impact of policies

White House hosts local officials, touts impact of policies

By JOSH BOAK – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has a new effort to show local governments what it can do for their communities, hosting officials from North Carolina to highlight funding opportunities and hear first-hand how coronavirus relief, infrastructure dollars and other policies are doing locally. Thursday’s event reflects an expansion …

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Feds: Minnesota Diet Stole $250 Million;  47 people charged

Feds: Minnesota Diet Stole $250 Million; 47 people charged

By AMY FORLITI – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities on Tuesday charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other charges in what they called the biggest fraud scheme to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million to a federal program that provides low-income meals for children. Prosecutors say the defendants …

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