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Navajo Nation reports 52 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Sep. 22, 2021 21:04 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 52 more COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,637 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known...

Montana COVID hospitalizations near 400, more Guard deployed

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte said Wednesday he will deploy National Guard soldiers to help overburdened hospital staff in Great Falls, as Montana's rising COVID-19 hospitalizations near 400 and a southwestern Montana hospital reports crisis standards of care are imminent. ...

Some Oregon state employees get more time for COVID vaccine

Sep. 22, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

More than half of Oregon’s state employees have an extra six weeks to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a deadline has been pushed back to Nov. 30. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the change affects about 24,000 state employees represented by the Service...

Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Sep. 21, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,548 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

Sep. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republican Party's top-ranked Senator and a Democratic colleague accuses...

Gianforte sends National Guard to aid in virus response

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Guard soldiers will assist Montana hospitals with their COVID-19 response as the state struggles with a surge in infections, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday. A total of 70 soldiers will assist six different hospitals in Helena,...

Navajo Nation reports 17 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 20, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 17 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,548 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The death...

Navajo Nation reports 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths for the second time in the past three days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

Navajo Nation reports 54 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 54 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,394 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,428 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began more than...