publication date: Friday, May 8, 2020 (part of Spring 2020)

category: Government

clue: This coastal governor resisted pressure to re-open the coast, even as his blue state turned red with anger at him.

explanation: Newsom is the governor of California. During the coronavirus outbreak, he resisted pressure to re-open public beaches for longer than other coastal governors, leading to intensifying criticism. more…

difficulty: easy

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, and Chris Lemler


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