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Laura Olson

Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Arizona Mirror. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

Supreme Court confirmation hearings to plow ahead amid COVID-19 infections

By: - October 9, 2020

Federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett will face the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee beginning Monday for what’s expected to be an unusual and contentious four days of hearings on her nomination for the Supreme Court.

Trump returns to the White House, still infected with coronavirus

By: - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to leave Walter Reed National Military Hospital on Monday evening, announcing his plans in a social media post that declared he’s “feeling really good” as he recovers from COVID-19.

Trump to spend several days at Walter Reed after COVID symptoms worsen

By: , and - October 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was to be taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Maryland late Friday afternoon, where White House officials said he is expected to stay for “the next few days” for treatment of COVID-19.

Trump tests positive for COVID-19, Arizona rallies next week unlikely

By: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, almost certainly cancelling planned rallies in Tucson and Flagstaff next week and throwing the presidential campaign into a new uproar.

Trump and Biden quarrel over mask mandates and state shutdowns in first presidential debate

By: - September 30, 2020

The two men vying to become the next president offered a stark contrast to voters on face mask requirements and on how soon state economies should reopen amid the pandemic, just two of many areas where they squabbled during Tuesday’s contentious and often chaotic first debate.

Biden says he’ll support election outcome but Trump urges supporters to ‘watch very carefully’

By: - September 30, 2020

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pledged Tuesday night to accept the outcome of the election, while President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “watch very carefully” what happens as voters cast their general-election ballots.