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Moses Lake distributing meals to students while schools are closed
By Pat Morris

Schools in Washington are closed until at least April 24, but kids need to eat every day. For many, the free or reduced-price meals they get at school are a significant part, or in some cases the only part, of their daily meal intake.

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Chicago restaurants pitching in during coronavirus crisis
By Pat Morris

The restaurant industry employs more than 15 million workers, according to the National Restaurant Association, which recently estimated that 5 million to 7 million of them could lose their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Maryland passes education reform bill
By Pat Morris

With the coronavirus emergency breathing down its neck, the Maryland legislature agreed Tuesday to end its session two weeks early. And it ended by approving a massive education reform for the state.

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Marshalltown Citizen Police Academy to run from March 17th to May 19th
By Hollie Ferguson

The Marshalltown Police Department will hold its annual Citizen Police Academy to help the community connect with officers and gain a better understanding of policing.

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Houston Controller urges city officials to achieve a balanced budget after fiscal stress test
By April Bamburg

A "stress test" of Houston’s finances revealed that the city would not handle a recession well, should it come to be.

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Harris County judge proposes county-funded legal services for immigrants
By April Bamburg

Immigrants will have access to a county-funded legal services program, which was proposed by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo at the Feb. 25 commissioners court meeting.

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Opportunity Zones projected to invest $100 billion into underserved communities
By Vimbai Chikomo

President Trump is creating a new channel to funnel additional resources into underserved communities through the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Opportunity Zones provision, which ushers in a range of tax cuts to catalyze job growth in poor communities.