Utility shutoffs, the politics of care work,…

Good morning! I can’t believe we’re nine days out from the election, but here we are.I have three new stories that I wanted to share.1. One crisis that has gotten fairly overshadowed during the pandemic is that of utility shutoffs — meaning people losing their water, electricity, and gas services due to nonpayment. At the start of the pandemic roughly half the states implemented mandatory utility shutoff bans, but today 33 states have either let those COVID-19 bans expire, or never passed them at all. Another seven states have shutoff bans set to expire in early November. This is despite the economy still in shambles, people out of work, and

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