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Rise in coronavirus infections may impact winter sports plan

Oct. 27, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

The organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut says it may need to wait until mid-November before deciding whether or how to move forward with a winter sports season as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise. Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the rate of people found with the...

Teachers union asks Maryland for more info on virus cases

Oct. 26, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

The union representing more than 74,000 educators in Maryland asked officials on Monday to release standardized procedures to handle coronavirus cases in classrooms across the state and be transparent about infections at schools. The president of the Maryland State Education Association, Cheryl Bost, said the...

Feds to deliver 1.2M rapid coronavirus tests to Oklahoma

Oct. 26, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal officials plan to send Oklahoma nearly 1.2 million rapid coronavirus tests that can diagnose the infection in as few as 15 minutes, the White House announced on Monday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to send 1,190,000 Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19...

30 Meter Telescope opponents also against teaching telescope

Oct. 26, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Some leaders of the Thirty Meter Telescope opposition movement expressed disapproval of the proposed relocation of the University of Hawaii’s teaching telescope to a site on Mauna Kea. A public comment period for the smaller telescope on Hawaii island was expected to end Monday,...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. October 25, 2020 What is wrong with Iowa? Virus spread should not be twice the U.S. average. While unmasked Iowa governor attends big political rally, COVID-19 has killed more Iowans in seven months than Alzheimer’s does in an entire year Iowa has twice as many new coronavirus...

Colby College opens $200 million athletic facility

Oct. 25, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A private liberal arts college with 2,155 students now has an athletics complex that might be the envy of some NCAA Division I universities. Colby College has pressed forward with a $200 million athletic facility despite the pandemic and economic downturn. The 350,000-square-foot...

Newspaper: Arizona is lax in inspecting school buildings

Oct. 25, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona law requires that the School Facilities Board inspect all district school buildings once every five years for building deficiencies and conduct preventive maintenance inspections at 20 randomly selected districts every 30 months. According to the Arizona Republic, the state...

Virginia residents install solar panels on school building

Oct. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — When farmers needed help in the past building a barn, the community historically came together for a “barn raising” as many hands make light work. Harrisonburg preserves this timely tradition, not with rural construction, but in implementing solar panels at community...

Last West Virginia county approves cannabis dispensaries

Oct. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's lone holdout in taking action on cannabis dispensary permits approved 20 of 21 proposals on Thursday, The Dominion Post reported. The Monongalia County Board of Health approved the permits during a special session after coming under pressure to get the permits...

NYU to remove Sackler name following Purdue Pharma deal

Oct. 22, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York University's Langone Medical Center will strip the Sackler name from its biomedical institute following the Justice Department's announcement that Purdue Pharma, the company founded by the Sackler family, will plead guilty to federal criminal charges over the company's role in the...