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Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

Sep. 26, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases and three more deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,780 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known death...

Mississippi session requested on medical marijuana proposal

Sep. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislative leaders said Friday that they are asking Republican Gov. Tate Reeves to call the House and Senate into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and approve financial help for hospitals. They also want legislators...

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

Sep. 24, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has issued its first subpoenas, demanding records and testimony from four of former President Donald Trump's close advisers and associates, including those who were in contact with him before the...

Biden has say in whether Trump's 1/6 records go to Congress

Sep. 23, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former President Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out. The...

Navajo Nation reports 45 more COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

Sep. 23, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 45 more COVID-19 cases and one additional death. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,682 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known...

Kentucky to collect $300 million in settling gambling suit

Sep. 23, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An internet gambling site has agreed to pay $300 million to Kentucky to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by the state, Gov. Andy Beshear said. Flutter Entertainment, the parent company of PokerStars, agreed to the settlement, the governor said...

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...