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West Virginia native works with legends at Kennedy Center

Jan. 17, 2022 09:03 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On a busy holiday afternoon at the Capitol Market, Kanawha County native Kevin Struthers was trying not to sound too excited about his job, but sometimes it’s near impossible for him not to gush. “I’m the Kennedy Center’s Director of Programming...

Japan's Kishida says virus measures, defense top priorities

Jan. 17, 2022 05:41 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told parliament on Monday that fighting the pandemic and strengthening defense are his government's top priorities. Kishida delivered a speech opening this year's parliamentary session hours after North Korea test-fired two...

Democrats try to stamp out school closures as omicron surges

Jan. 12, 2022 15:54 PM EST

When Chicago teachers voted to work remotely last week to protest COVID-19 safety protections in the nation’s third-largest school district, Democratic Party officials leapt into action. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker pushed for a quick end to the job action and helped secure rapid...

Sweden orders cafes, eateries to close at 11 p.m.

Jan. 10, 2022 07:01 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, on Monday ordered cafes, bars and restaurants to close no later than 11 p.m., urged people to work from home when possible and said distance learning was an option in higher education to try to combat rising levels of...

Ready for change: Couples go all in on small-town life

Jan. 10, 2022 01:06 AM EST

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Katrina and James Ball were living and working in the Cayman Islands when the coronavirus pandemic hit. They packed their bags and flew to Minnesota with two young children, heading to Battle Lake, a small town in west-central Minnesota where Katrina’s...

Women-focused carpentry class makes skillset more accessible

Jan. 09, 2022 00:05 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As Dallas Conyers walked through her neighborhood near Greenville, South Carolina, she thought about the personal animal rescue she inherited from her father earlier in 2021. Some of the dog houses, which currently shelter 12 dogs, would need to be entirely...

Pritzker working remotely after contact with infected worker

Jan. 05, 2022 16:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will be working remotely through the weekend after he had close contact with a state employee who tested positive for COVID-19, the governor's office said Wednesday. Pritzker, who had close contact with the infected employee on Tuesday,...

Judge throws out most of St. Louis earnings tax lawsuit

Jan. 05, 2022 10:20 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has thrown out most of a lawsuit that seeks refunds of St. Louis city earnings tax payments for people who began working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic starting in early 2020. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Judge...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 05, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 30, 2021. Editorial: Library head should live in Minnesota He may love L.A., but Hennepin County director needs to relocate here. Working remotely during a public health crisis is a sensible, short-term solution when...

With rising cases, omicron, Vermont Legislature goes remote

Jan. 04, 2022 15:39 PM EST

With rising COVID-19 cases in Vermont and the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant, the Vermont Legislature started the 2022 session Tuesday with the House voting to work remotely for the first two weeks after the Senate had previously voted to do so. Masked House...