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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 09, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: Welcome back, Idaho legislators. Wear a mask. We’re not paying for another recess April 5 Idaho Statesman We now know how much the Idaho Legislature’s...

The Latest: Navajo Nation reports 4 new virus deaths

Apr. 03, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation on Saturday reported 18 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and four more deaths. The pandemic totals on the tribe’s reservation that includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah increased to 30,164 cases and 1,257 deaths. ...

California targets critical farmworkers for vaccinations

Apr. 03, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The fight to end the coronavirus' devastation throughout California's heartland extends to the Mexico border, where migrant farmworkers heading north to pick lettuce, broccoli, carrots and other crops are offered a vaccination as soon as they enter the United States. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Apr. 02, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Delivering...

Groups rush to get Florida farmworkers vaccinated

Apr. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It's a race against time for nonprofits, organizations and officials who are trying to vaccinate thousands of farmworkers who were denied priority access in Florida but now have to travel north to harvest crops in other regions. Farmworker advocates are...

Jill Biden urges farmworkers to get vaccinated in California

Mar. 31, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

DELANO, Calif. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden praised California farmworkers for their persistence during the pandemic and urged them to get vaccinated during a visit Wednesday to an agricultural region of the state. “Without the farmworkers who kept harvesting our...

State's 1st federal mass vaccination site opens in Yakima

Mar. 31, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Just in time for the asparagus harvest that will employ large numbers of farm workers, the federal government has opened a mass COVID-19 vaccination center in Yakima in the center of Washington state's agricultural region. The state's first federal...

Pilot program vaccinates Oregon farmworkers at unique clinic

Mar. 30, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Maria Corona knew she wanted to get the vaccine. Three months earlier, eight of her family members tested positive for COVID-19. So had many of her co-workers and neighbors. “I was really concerned,” said Corona, who, at 49, spends half the...

As peaches bloom, Volunteers help vaccinate farm workers

Mar. 28, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

MONETTA, S.C. (AP) — Pink is a prominent part of the picture for a couple of weeks in March around portions of Edgefield, Saluda and Lexington counties, and that time arrived last week for thousands of acres. “We’ve had a perfect season for...

Farmworkers fight shaped California attorney general nominee

Mar. 25, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In 1977, Cynthia Bonta was among 3,000 people who locked arms and tried in vain to prevent 400 riot police from evicting the mostly Asian tenants of a hotel near San Francisco's Financial District so developers could build a parking garage. ...