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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 19, 2022 15:17 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 16, 2022. Editorial: A needed push to protect state’s infants Minnesota health commissioner should add congenital cytomegalovirus to newborn screening program. Minnesota is admirably poised to take a pioneering step...

Confusion, lawsuit follow Virginia governor's order on masks

Jan. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new Republican governor was facing pushback from Democratic lawmakers, school districts and a group of parents who sued him Tuesday over an executive order that aims to create an opt-out for classroom mask mandates. The order issued Saturday and set...

2nd South Dakota child under 10 dies after contracting COVID

Jan. 18, 2022 16:17 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A second child younger than 10 years old has died after contracting the coronavirus in South Dakota, health officials reported Tuesday. The state Health Department said the child was from Minnehaha County, which includes Sioux Falls. COVID-19 was “the...

Israel extends detention of ill Palestinian teenager

Jan. 18, 2022 12:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Tuesday. Amal Nakhleh, who was detained in January...

Parents mad over vaxxed-only kids' comedy basketball show

Jan. 16, 2022 12:13 PM EST

ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town is coming under fire from parents after it scheduled a free comedy basketball show that is restricted to vaccinated children. The Feb. 6 show in Ansonia features the Harlem Wizards, a professional touring team in the tradition of the Harlem...

Making his voice heard: Teen with autism marks 250th podcast

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Even before there was an audience, Jackson Robol had a knack for talking sports. His parents would hear him calling play-by-play as he watched football and basketball upstairs and wonder if their son, who has autism, could benefit from having his voice heard...

Alabama mulls literacy act change as reading scores improve

Jan. 15, 2022 00:04 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — More than half of Alabama elementary school teachers are now trained in the science of reading, and the state is seeing major increases in summer learning participation, according to a recent report by the Alabama Reading Initiative. “We have to raise our...

FACT FOCUS: Posts mislead on nonprofit vaccine rules

Jan. 14, 2022 17:38 PM EST

Critics of vaccine requirements are misrepresenting policy changes taken by Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Ronald McDonald House Charities facility to protect the children and families they serve from coronavirus. Both nonprofits have enforced COVID-19 vaccine rules in recent months,...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 14, 2022 17:16 PM EST

Boston Globe. January 12, 2022. Editorial: Qualified progress on qualified immunity State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse. ...

Record number of Alabama kids hospitalized with COVID-19

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A record number of children are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Alabama, health officials said Friday as the state's largest public school district prepared to switch to virtual classes because so many staffers are out. Of nearly 2,100 people hospitalized...