Thursday Numbers

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Quote of the day…

I keep hearing it takes a village to raise a child. Do they just show up or is there a number to call? – Unknown

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm and humor.

This week’s topics include airlines & coronavirus, U.S. House & coronavirus, Great Falls Public Schools, Mike Bloomberg, U.S. Census Bureau, unemployment claims, Nik Wallenda, gas prices, and much more!

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