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White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 03, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on Monday,...

White House calls on states to prevent evictions

Aug. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House moved Monday to pressure state and local governments to swiftly adopt policies to protect renters after an eviction moratorium expired over the weekend, potentially pushing millions of Americans out of their homes. In a statement on...

US hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge

Aug. 02, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the...

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

Aug. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F)...

Masks encouraged in New York, but no city or state mandate

Aug. 02, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in the metropolitan area would undergo weekly virus testing. But both Democrats on Monday resisted calls to...

Denver mandates COVID-19 vaccines for city, private workers

Aug. 02, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Denver will mandate all city employees and private sector workers in high-risk settings to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30, Mayor Michael Hancock announced Monday. Denver's public health measure applies to more than 10,000 municipal employees...

Albuquerque to vote to put $50M bond for stadium on ballot

Aug. 02, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque officials will vote on a resolution Monday to let voters decide whether to pursue a new stadium for the New Mexico United soccer team. KOB-TV reports city councilors will weigh the resolution for a ballot measure involving a $50...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Aug. 02, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Dyersville built it, and yes, they’re coming The Major League Baseball game that is 12 days away and right here in Dubuque County feels a bit like the movie lore from which the Field of Dreams was...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Aug. 02, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 29, 2021. Editorial: NU regents must stick with their proper role and not intrude on faculty authority Nebraskans have benefited greatly over the past two decades from conscientious service by the University of Nebraska Board...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 02, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. Aug. 1, 2021. Editorial: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy. COVID-19 is You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an alarming number of...