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Route Fifty: Local Rollout of Contact Tracing Apps Can Help Combat Skepticism, Experts Say

Route Fifty: Local Rollout of Contact Tracing Apps Can Help Combat Skepticism, Experts Say. “Because it may prove difficult to convince large segments of the general population to use the apps, technology and public health experts said it may be more effective for local governments or universities to target the apps specifically to their communities to achieve a higher density of app usage.”

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Systemic Racism: a Rationalist Take (Part 5 of 9)

Finding Systemic Racism in Employment, Housing, Education, Access to Government.

It seems to me that systemic racism should (almost by definition or lack of it) bear upon all aspects of life, with four having special importance. 2,186 more words

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WSB-TV: Mayor rolls back Atlanta’s reopening plan from Phase 2 to Phase 1

WSB-TV: Mayor rolls back Atlanta’s reopening plan from Phase 2 to Phase 1. “Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has rolled back the city’s reopening plans from Phase 2 back to Phase 1 effective immediately as coronavirus cases surge, she announced Friday night. 27 more words

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CNET: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $3M to guaranteed income programs

CNET: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledges $3M to guaranteed income programs. “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Thursday promised to donate $3 million to a collation of mayors advocating for a federal guaranteed income. 21 more words

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Resetting the Local Economy After COVID-19: What's Next?

On July 9th, the Institute for Local Government, CSAC Finance Corporation, and Kosmont Companies hosted a webinar highlighting the economic hurdles that local governments and private investors are facing in the wake of COVID-19. 569 more words

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USFS Awards Contract for Replacement of Stubblefield Lake Bridge, Anticipates Jan 2021 Completion Date

3.4 million dollar contract calls for entire bridge to be replaced, along with pedestrian walkway, and includes improvements to parking area and adjacent boat ramp. 400 more words

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