Mainstreet Daily News Gainesville logo

National News

National News

COVID-19 sends GDP plummeting

Aug 1, 2020
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday reported a 33 percent annualized drop in the gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2020. That’s triple any […]
National News

Dolphins learning by design

Jul 31, 2020
Dolphins off the coast of Western Australia are adapting to their environment much more quickly than the theory of evolution can account for. Over the past […]
National News

Eviction epidemic looms

Jul 30, 2020
Sherne Byrd lost her job as a home health worker when her client died in March. For months, she found it difficult to find more work. […]
National News

Georgia officials work to settle face mask dust-up

Jul 29, 2020
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp backed down from his request for an emergency order barring Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms from requiring face masks in public and […]
National News

California churches defy worship restrictions

Jul 28, 2020
Worshippers, many without masks, filled Grace Community Church’s 3,500-person-capacity sanctuary in Sun Valley, Calif., on Sunday. Pastor John MacArthur on Friday wrote that his church would not comply with Gov. […]
National News

Hanna downgraded to tropical depression

Jul 27, 2020
Over the weekend, Hanna brought winds of 50 mph and more than 12 inches of rain to parts of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, areas also […]
National News

Adopted but not citizens

Jul 26, 2020
At 7 months old, adoptee Joy Kim-Alessi came to the United States on a plane full of Korean babies. Raised in California, she always believed she […]
National News

More coronavirus aid in the works

Jul 25, 2020
Senate Republicans discussed portions of their plan for a $1 trillion COVID-19 economic relief package on Thursday. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called the agreement a […]
National News

Tensions between US and China escalate

Jul 24, 2020
In retaliation for the Trump administration’s demand earlier this week to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Beijing told the United States it has 72 hours […]
National News

Telemedicine’s big moment

Jul 23, 2020
Andrew Boyett is still paying for a fleeting mistake he made while studying abroad in France 15 years ago. Driven by all the hubris a 20-year-old […]
National News

U.S. orders China to close Houston consulate in 72 hours

Jul 22, 2020
In an escalation of U.S.-China tensions, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the move was to “protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.” Beijing on […]
National News

Questions loom over French cathedral fires

Jul 21, 2020
FRANCE: Police say arson likely caused the fire at the 15th-century cathedral in Nantes on Saturday that engulfed the Gothic structure’s interior. The fire comes just over […]
Faith + Inspiration

A cappella gospel

Jul 19, 2020
Although she died in 1984, Bessie Jones is a woman for our times. The granddaughter of a slave, she grew up in rural Georgia and at […]
National News

In a tense national moment, murders rise in U.S. cities, and Christians in the hard-hit neighborhoods lament

Jul 18, 2020
In Atlanta on July 4, 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot and killed across the street from where police officers shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in June, […]
Covid-19

Georgia officials tussle over mask mandates

Jul 17, 2020
Georgia’s Republican governor sued the Democratic mayor of Atlanta on Thursday after she refused to cancel a mask requirement in the state’s largest city. “Science and data will […]
National News

Back-to-school pandemic plans emerge

Jul 16, 2020
Mid-July is usually a perfect time for school administrators and teachers to catch up on reading, take a family vacation, or polish mostly finished plans for […]
Covid-19

Vaccine search sees progress

Jul 15, 2020
A vaccine against COVID-19 has successfully boosted patients’ immune systems, researchers said on Tuesday. The 45 early volunteers developed neutralizing antibodies in their bloodstream, the team […]
Government + Politics

Alachua County law enforcement agencies release joint statement about the Minneapolis shooting

May 29, 2020
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office released a joint statement signed by every law enforcement agency sheriff or chief in the county.  The statement is titled: Alachua […]
National News

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply

Apr 4, 2020
Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system. But, for the […]
1 17 18 19
crossmenu