Schools have flexibility with COVID-19 cases, parents want transparency. Schools have flexibility in how they tell parents about cases of the coronavirus in schools, with some parents not being told about cases in students’ classes unless the student had “close contacts” to someone with a known infection. Parents want more transparency about cases in schools and their kids’ risks. Source: P&C

Long early voter lines. On Saturday, the last day of early voting, voters queued in long lines — some as long as four hours — to cast their ballots before the election on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Source: P&C

Campaigns make final appeals. With the election on Tuesday, campaigns are coming to an end and are making their last appeals to voters. Source: AP

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