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U.S. President Donald Trump reacts after signing an executive order following his remarks on his health care policies on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump's trip to North Carolina marks his fifth time in the state within the last 30 days.

Second COVID relief package passes

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
After several months of negotiations and delays due to a lack of bipartisanship between Democrats and Republicans, a second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package passed on Dec. 21. 
OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now

OPINION: American restaurants need COVID-19 aid now

Emma Sheeran, Opinion Editor November 22, 2020
Restaurants, particularly small businesses and bars are the backbones of communities nationwide. These establishments welcome tourists, families and locals to come and enjoy the area’s cuisine. If these businesses are so beneficial to community, then why is the government reluctant to give aid during these difficult times?
Business closed due to COVID-19 shutdown. Photo by Andrew Winkler

OPINION: America cannot afford another shutdown

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
Regardless of the success of this or any other stimulus plan, no amount of free money can compensate for the severe fallout of home confinement. The “thin bandage” of the stimulus, writes the National Review, would be unable to prevent the economy’s partial recovery from bleeding out.
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