Plano June 2020

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Plano health eld charts a newpath BY DANIEL HOUSTON & LIESBETH POWERS Most hospitals, doctor’s oces and dental practices throughout Plano have suered sharp declines in revenue while adapting to a series of economic and pub- lic health realities that could leave a per- manent imprint on the North Texas health care industry. In the early weeks of March, patient vis- its dropped by more than half in the South Central region of the United States, which includes Texas, according to a study con- CONTINUED ON 14

After the number of patient visits dropped by 57% between March 1-19, the South Central part of the United States, which includes Texas, is leading the way in patients returning to their care providers. STEEP DROP INVISITS

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Plano protesters march to support police reform On the last day of May, a fewdozen people met at a hastily organized rally at the ag- pole of the Plano Municipal Center to pro- test prominent instances across the country of police violence against black people. Organizer Cheryl Jackson said it was the “most organic, purest moment” that she can recall happening in her life. Within a few days, calls for change to the nation’s policing practices grew louder in the city, and organizers drew some of the largest protest crowds Plano has seen in years. As thousands marched June 7 through historic downtown, protesters held up signs and called out the names of black men and women who have died in police custody, including George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although Plano has not been the site of any of these recent cases of police violence, the protests have also shined a spotlight on the Plano Police Department and the steps it has taken in recent years to restrict use of force, such as requiring ocers to wear body cameras. Police Chief Ed Drainwas there for several CONTINUED ON 18 BY DANIEL HOUSTON & LIESBETH POWERS

Peaceful protesters marched June 2 along Parker Road as part of a rally to oppose prominent instances of police violence against black people across the nation.

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