Jun 30, 2020

Rents due tomorrow, tax returns due in two weeks

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Housing groups say they are bracing for a wave of eviction notices. And the deadline to file your tax return this year is July 15, despite calls for another extension. Plus, what it's like to work as a contact tracer.

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With July rents due, renters brace for evictions

Jun 30, 2020
According to the Urban Institute, nearly 20% of people who rent did not pay in June.
Many renters rights organizations are saying that government needs to step in, and help both renters and landlords stay afloat.
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July 15 is Tax Day. And the IRS isn't pushing it back any further.

Except for one or two exceptions: Victims of severe weather in parts of the South this past April will have until Oct. 15.
Despite calls to extend the deadline another three months, the IRS says tax returns are due July 15.
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What does a contact tracer's job entail?

Jun 30, 2020
As states look for contact tracers to track potential coronavirus transmission, people with strong communication skills and an ability to work with people under stress are good candidates.
A contact tracer in Brussels. The U.S. could need as many as 100,000 of them to track potential coronavirus transmission.
Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director