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Posted: May 27, 2020

Firefighters seek rough parity with police in virus aid efforts

Police and firefighters weren’t forgotten when Congress passed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in March. Within a week of the law’s enactment, aid began flowing to states and cities through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, run by the Justice Department. Much of that aid goes to police departments across the country, which have received more than $143 million so far, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis of grant recipients.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Roll Call
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Posted: May 27, 2020

Firefighters battle spectacular five-alarm blaze in California

VIDEO: A tenacious fire fueled by an estimated 1,000 plastic crates containing tomato products burned for at least seven hours Tuesday in east Stockton, growing to five alarms as it sent a massive black plume of smoke into the clear morning air visible for miles in all directions. No structures were involved and no injuries were reported at the Mizkan America tomato-processing plant known for its Ragu and Bertolli pasta sauces near the southwest corner of Waterloo Road and D Street.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Record
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Posted: May 27, 2020

First responder bonus checks in New Hampshire spark controversy

New Hampshire was the first state to offer all first responders “hazard pay” bonuses for being on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. But unlike Gov. Chris Sununu’s other relief initiatives, few states or the federal government have followed this one. And the $300-per-week bonuses for New Hampshire’s firefighters, police, EMS and corrections officers have drawn controversy.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New Hampshire Union Leader
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Posted: May 27, 2020

Arizona leaders release FEMA model that predicts COVID-19 cases, deaths

Weeks after learning there is a federal Arizona-specific model, Arizona’s top public health official released the model in an online blog post on Tuesday. Dr. Cara Christ posting in a blog post, that FEMA has authorized them to share the models publicly. The report release May 7 has a number of graphs and data charts that are specific to Arizona.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KNXV-TV ABC 15 Phoenix
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Posted: May 27, 2020

New COVID-19 model shows slim room for error in reopening King County, but provides roadmap

A new COVID-19 model shows social distancing has had a profound effect in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in King County over the past few months, but says the county remains on the cusp of a dangerous new explosion in cases. Still, it has simulated some scenarios that show what can be done to allow loosening of restrictions while keeping the virus' spread in check.
- PUB DATE: 5/27/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4 Seattle
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