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FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, Andrea Palm, then Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, speaks during a meeting with reporters in Madison, Wis. Medicaid enrollment in Wisconsin is expected to increase dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring the Legislature to take swift action to bolster the program that serves more than 1 million poor, elderly and disabled people, the state's health secretary Andrea Palm warned legislative leaders in a letter, Tuesday March 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

Evers seeks disaster declaration as unemployment grows

Mar. 31, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers asked President Donald Trump on Tuesday to issue a major disaster declaration for Wisconsin due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the state opened voluntary isolation centers, unemployment claims hit a daily high and the state's health secretary warned that Medicaid...

People maintain their distance as they fish on the first day of a stay-at-home order Monday, March 30, 2020 at Hillsdale Lake near Hillsdale, Kan. The statewide order was the latest measure enacted by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in an attempt to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Governor eases path to unemployment benefits

Mar. 31, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly took steps Tuesday to address what she described as hundreds of thousands of calls to the state labor office by making it easier for Kansans to receive unemployment benefits as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continued to grow. The Kansas Department of...

State: Workers needed for critical jobs during pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Companies seeking workers to fill a variety of immediate jobs to support work during the COVID-19 pandemic are listing the openings on Michigan’s employment search engine, according to the state. Jobs are posted to MiTalent.org. Pure Michigan Talent Connect provides job seekers...

Gov: Rhode Island needs more doctors, nurses amid pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

Rhode Island is looking to bolster its ranks of frontline responders to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday called on health care workers who are not working full time or are retired to contribute to the response effort. The Democrat said the state is in “desperate need” of...

Recent Missouri editorials

Mar. 31, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 28 Missouri is quickly becoming a national outlier for its lackluster response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Mike Parson has declined to provide guidance to school districts. He resists imposing a statewide shelter-in-place order as other states have done, and he refuses to...

A couple sits on an empty section of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Like many cities across the world, Honolulu came to an eerie standstill this weekend as the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the islands. But Hawaii officials went beyond the standard stay-at-home orders and effectively flipped the switch on the state's tourism-fueled economic engine in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. As of Thursday, anyone arriving in Hawaii must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine. The unprecedented move dramatically reduced the number of people on beaches, in city parks and on country roads where many people rely on tourism to pay for the high cost of living in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Hawaii governor orders quarantine for travel between islands

Mar. 30, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige further tightened travel restrictions to limit the spread of the coronavirus on Monday by ordering people moving between islands to adhere to a 14-day self-quarantine. The order, which takes effect at midnight on Wednesday, won't apply to essential workers like health...

Kentucky governor signs coronavirus-relief bill

Mar. 30, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Legislation offering relief to workers and employers suffering economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic was signed by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday. The bill was put on the fast track by lawmakers last week as the Bluegrass State deals with rising numbers of coronavirus...

This Week: Consumer confidence, jobless claims, jobs report

Mar. 30, 2020 1:10 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: WANING CONFIDENCE The Conference Board issues its latest monthly reading on U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday. February's reading climbed to 130.7, the highest since August. That survey was conducted too early in the month to get...

Medical staff members arrive for a duty shift at Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.(Lee Yong-hwan/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: UN says 86 staffers around world reported cases

Mar. 28, 2020 1:40 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — U.N. says 86 staffers around world have reported cases of...

President Donald Trump speaks before he signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. Listening are from left, Larry Kudlow, White House chief economic adviser, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarty of Calif. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

Mar. 28, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus...