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COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...

Michigan State building safety barrier after drowning

Jul. 02, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is set to place a steel safety barrier along a half-mile stretch of the Red Cedar River after the drowning death of visiting 18-year-old student last fall. The university installed temporary fencing along a portion of the river...

Doctors look to athletes for clues to COVID’s heart impacts

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors learned early in the pandemic that COVID-19 was more than a respiratory disease. It was attacking bodily organs, including the heart — even in healthy, young athletes. Enough athletes with COVID were experiencing heart inflammation, called myocarditis,...

Miami trauma surgeon went to Ukraine to work on war victims

Jul. 02, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A woman whose arm and leg were shattered from mine-like projectiles shot into her apartment. A young man whose face was nearly blown away by a rocket-propelled grenade. A man whose chest and liver were obliterated from a missile strike. These were among the cases that...

Top election officials in Arizona county leave amid threats

Jul. 01, 2022 21:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The elected county recorder and the elections director in Arizona's Yavapai County are resigning after more than a year and a half of threats and heated criticism from backers of former President Donald Trump who accept his lie that he lost the 2020 election because of fraud. ...

Bacterial outbreak found at Arizona's largest state hatchery

Jul. 01, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials have halted all fish stockings from the largest state-run hatchery because of a bacterial outbreak among its trout. The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Friday a temporary ceasing of stockings from Page Springs Hatchery, which is north of...

FBI subpoenas Republican Arizona Senate president's records

Jul. 01, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — FBI agents looking into events surrounding former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss have subpoenaed Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, who orchestrated a discredited review of the election. A second Republican senator who has...

Indiana pays nearly $520,000 to law firm for governor's suit

Jul. 01, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office racked up more than $500,000 in legal bills for its successful court fight against an attempt by state legislators to give themselves more power to intervene during public health emergencies. The state has paid almost $520,000 to...

Vaccine no longer mandated for Nevada university employees

Jul. 01, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Board of Regents will no longer require staff at the state's public universities and colleges be vaccinated for COVID-19. A majority of the regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education voted Thursday to rescind an employee vaccine mandate. ...

Indiana report shows 8.5% increase in abortions during 2021

Jul. 01, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The number of abortions performed in Indiana rose by 8.5% last year, according to a state Department of Health report released Friday. The data release comes as lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Legislature prepare to debate tighter abortion laws later this...