Tag: Bullock, Steve

FEMA’s ‘Air Bridge’ to Coronavirus Hot Spots Leaves Other Regions on Their Own

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s program to expedite the shipping of valuable protective equipment to coronavirus hot spots has left hospitals that are out of the spotlight struggling to secure their own protective gear as they watch the outbreak creep closer. The Trump administration has repeatedly endorsed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s system of flying […]

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Steve Bullock on What It’s Like to Run Montana During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Guiding a state like Montana through a pandemic is difficult because Montana is a complicated state in a precarious position. Its significant Indigenous population is spread across seven reservations whose resources are spread thin even in non-pandemic times. When bidding on critical resources, the state can’t compete with the bigger needs of coastal states like […]

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With Campaigns in Remote Mode, Pandemic Upends Battle for Congress

WASHINGTON — As John Hickenlooper, the former Colorado governor and current Democratic candidate for Senate, began another campaign event via Facebook Live last week, he stated the obvious to his virtual audience. “The nature of campaigns has changed,” Mr. Hickenlooper said as he beamed his message out to the political world from his family room […]

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Trump Suggests Lack of Testing Is No Longer a Problem. Governors Disagree.

WASHINGTON — President Trump told governors on a conference call on Monday that he had not “heard about testing in weeks,” suggesting that a chronic lack of kits to screen people for the coronavirus was no longer a problem. But governors painted a different picture on the ground. Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, a Democrat, […]

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3 of the Busiest National Parks Close Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

With tens of millions of Americans under orders to stay at home or practice social distancing, scores have been converging on places like Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Great Smoky Mountains to escape the specter of the coronavirus — until now. On Tuesday, the National Park Service announced that all three national parks would be […]

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Steve Bullock Is Poised to Run for Senate in Montana, Officials Say

Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana is poised to reverse himself and run for the Senate, according to three Democratic officials, a decision that would hand the party a coveted recruit who could help reclaim a majority in the chamber. After months of insisting he would not challenge Senator Steve Daines, Mr. Bullock, who ran for […]

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