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She’s a Furloughed Single Mom of 3
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The Utility Is Shutting off Her Power Anyway. This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. After she was furloughed from her job at a Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant three weeks ago, Toni burned through her savings stocking up on essentials: propane, toilet paper, shampoo and food. The 38-year-old single mother had her two high schoolers and her 20-year-old daughter, home from college, to care for, and they needed enough to survive on as the novel coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the country and brought the economy screeching to a...