Bart Jansen, The News Leader

Bart Jansen

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Recent articles by Bart:

'Complete catastrophe': Georgia primary voting blasted for long lines, malfunctioning equipment

Georgia voters suffered long lines and malfunctioning machines Tuesday, despite warnings from voting rights groups amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

GOP, Democratic conventions face uncertainties around coronavirus, but delegates are still eager

Both Republicans and Democrats say they are undaunted about attending in person, as organizers adapt their plans to allow more space between visitors. → Read More

Protesters cleared out of White House area with tear gas as Trump promised to 'dominate the streets'

A weekend of rioting in the nation’s capital left deep scars in the shadow of the White House. → Read More

'Draconian'? 'House arrest'? Coronavirus lockdowns prompt raft of lawsuits against states

Courts weigh coronavirus restrictions, which are sometimes criticized as "draconian," against individual liberties as governors seek to save lives. → Read More

Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling overturning stay-at-home order highlights widening US debate on pandemic

President Trump called the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling a win for the state but Gov. Tony Evers said it puts “health and lives at serious risk.” → Read More

Fauci says vaccine 'likely,' but not in time for school: 5 takeaways from the Senate coronavirus hearing

At a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci said a coronavirus vaccine is "likely" but not in time for when school starts in August. → Read More

Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify to Senate hearing on reopening amid coronavirus

Anthony Fauci will appear before the Senate health committee along with CDC director Robert Redfield and FDA commissioner Stephen Hahn. → Read More

Coronavirus is cutting local transportation funding, putting major road and bridge projects on hold

States have postponed billions in road and bridge projects because of revenue losses from lower traffic volume caused by coronavirus shutdowns. → Read More

Trump's vow to suspend immigration over coronavirus has certain industries on edge

Trump's intention to suspend U.S. immigration could have wide-ranging implications for industries that rely on foreign workers, experts say. → Read More

Anti-quarantine rally in Pennsylvania draws about 2,000 people in latest protest against coronavirus restrictions

About 2,000 people honked and jeered against coronavirus restrictions Monday in Harrisburg, Pa., the latest in a growing movement against shutdowns. → Read More

Governors cautiously shape plans to reopen states after Trump unveils new guidelines for coronavirus

The pace of reopening is expected to vary from state to state, and perhaps even from county to county. → Read More

'Work conquers all': Protests erupt in state capitals nationwide over coronavirus restrictions

Rallies organized through Facebook and Twitter cropped up this week across the country with a message to governors: Relax coronavirus restrictions. → Read More

Governors hand experts the mic during coronavirus briefings, presenting a contrast to Trump

America's governors often let state epidemiologists and public health officials lead the way while addressing the public about the coronavirus. → Read More

Why are airlines still flying in and out of US coronavirus hot spots and will they continue?

U.S. government officials are imploring people to stay home amid the coronavirus crisis, yet airports remain open, if eerily empty. → Read More

Panic, then neglect: Prior pandemics gave us lessons to fight the coronavirus. But funding dried up.

Prior outbreaks such as SARS, MERS and H1N1 offer lessons in containing coronavirus. But funding for public health agencies dries up after outbreaks. → Read More

Biden is projected to win Florida, the biggest prize Tuesday's elections: Live updates

The projected win continues Biden’s sweep of southern states in his quest to challenge President Donald Trump in November. → Read More

'Not over yet': Biden-Sanders on Super Tuesday collision course as biggest trove of delegates awaits

Biden's victory shook up what has already been a roller coaster of a February, with at times two leaders in national delegates and 6 candidates who have earned a top 3 finish in at least one state. → Read More

Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn doesn't have to testify after court dismisses lawsuit

The federal appeals court ruled 2-1 that the former White House counsel does not have to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. → Read More

Andrew McCabe, former FBI deputy director, won't face criminal charges

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director fired for his role in the Russia investigation, won't face criminal charges. → Read More

‘We're alive and we're coming back’: Joe Biden stakes presidential bid on crucial South Carolina primary

"I think we're going to go, we're going to win in South Carolina, and then Super Tuesday and we are on our way," the former vice president said to a cheering crowd in Las Vegas Saturday. → Read More