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Mike Stucka

The Columbus Dispatch

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Past articles by Mike:

More than 40,000 coronavirus deaths tied to US nursing homes

The Feb. 29 death of a Washington state nursing home resident signaled a warning to long-term care facilities throughout the country. The coronavirus was no longer a specter; it was here and it could sweep through a vulnerable population, leaving a trail of grief.Yet facilities and government leaders were still unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Dozens more would die at… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas. One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas. One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas. One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas. One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

Across US, a 'tale of two cities' as some embrace reopening amid coronavirus and others remain wary

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation's disjointed approach to re-opening has revealed two Americas.One is populated by those eager to reclaim freedom of movement and restart the economy, and another by people whose COVID-19 concerns keep them sheltering in place. And often they’re living side by side in a country rocked by 1.2 million coronavirus cases and 75,000 deaths. In California, which is re-opening… → Read More

The coronavirus curve bends toward reopening in hard-hit counties. Will it hold steady?

A playbook of social distancing, contact tracing and testing plus creative ideas puts communities ahead of coronavirus curve. Experts say go slow. → Read More

‘A national disgrace’: 40,600 deaths tied to U.S. nursing homes

USA TODAY's count of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care facilities eclipses the federal government's tally, which includes only nursing homes. → Read More

Interactive: Sarasota-Manatee hurricane evacuation zones map

See if you live in one of the five evacuation zones. → Read More

Report: Pilot from Belle Glade plane crash lost engine power

This story was originally published Feb. 5, 2019The pilot of a Cessna 152 that flipped over during an emergency landing near Belle Glade said he kept → Read More

Software glitch wrecked prototype military helicopter in 5 seconds

JUPITER, Fla. — It took less than five seconds for Sikorsky’s prototype helicopter to break in many different ways on a runway near Jupiter, a new federal report shows. Earlier, the aircraft manufacturer had described the August 2017 crash as a hard landing. Sikorsky hopes the S-97 Raider helicopter, the only one of its kind capable of flying at the time of the crash, could be be the prototype… → Read More

Report: Sikorsky prototype helicopter wrecked in five seconds near Jupiter

A new federal report shows how quickly the advanced S-97 helicopter was badly damaged. → Read More