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Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 21, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

KPC News. Sept. 19, 2021. Editorial: Keep school boards non-partisan Among elected officials, most will tell you that serving on the school board is probably the most thankless elected office a person can hold. An idea coming from...

Court order sought to end mask mandate in Vegas-area schools

Sep. 21, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Parents of students in the Las Vegas area who filed a lawsuit last month challenging Nevada’s COVID-19 mask mandates asked a federal judge on Monday to issue an emergency order allowing children to attend school without masks. The lawsuit filed...

School administrators covering for staff out with COVID

Sep. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Administrators in the Weare, New Hampshire, school district are covering for school staff members who contracted COVID-19 Superintendent Jacqueline Coe on Monday cited two clusters at Center Woods Elementary School, where at least 10 people tested...

Lenient Johnson County district sees high COVID-19 rates

Sep. 21, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The only school district in Johnson County that doesn't require masks for all students is reporting a higher COVID-19 infection rate among students than other districts in the county, health officials said. The Johnson County health department sent...

More relief funds go to Idaho hospitals, urgent care centers

Sep. 21, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little says $10 million in relief funds will be directed to Idaho hospitals, primary care provider, urgent care clinics and skilled nursing facilities because of the surge in COVID-19 patients. Little announced the additional money...

Trudeau's election bet fails, but Tory rival might lose job

Sep. 21, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau secured victory in parliamentary elections but failed to get the majority he wanted, an outcome that threatened his Conservative rival with loss of his job after moving his party to the center and alienating its base. Trudeau...

The Latest: Ramping up rapid COVID-19 tests for home, school

Sep. 21, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is betting on millions more rapid, at-home tests to help curb the latest deadly wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Surging infections are overloading hospitals and threatening to shutter some classrooms. However, the tests are quickly...

Michigan budget boosts child care, keeps caregiver pay hike

Sep. 21, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will make more kids eligible for child care subsidies, equip all state troopers with body cameras and make permanent a pandemic wage hike for nursing home workers and other caregivers under the next state budget poised for initial approval Tuesday. ...

Lawmakers attempt to revive nationwide eviction moratorium

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

Several progressive lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a bill that would reimpose a nationwide eviction moratorium at a time when deaths from COVID-19 are running at their highest levels since early March. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., said the...

Arizona reports dip in new virus cases; pace of deaths rises

Sep. 21, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Tuesday reported fewer than 2,000 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the first time in two weeks as the pace of the state's pandemic death toll rose. The additional 1,934 cases and 71 deaths reported Tuesday increased the state's...