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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Apr. 14, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ April 13 The Johnson City Press on a Tennessee senator's response to the Biden Administration's infrastructure plan: Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn took to...

Loneliness is rampant. A simple call, or hug, may be a cure

Apr. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The stranger’s call came when Dianne Green needed it most. Alone in the home where she’d raised four kids, grieving recently deceased relatives, too fearful of COVID-19 to see her grandkids and great-grandbabies, she had never felt lonelier. ...

Tokyo adopts tougher virus rules, starts vaccinating elders

Apr. 12, 2021 06:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo adopted tougher measures against the coronavirus Monday as Japanese authorities struggle to curb the spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Olympics in a country where less than 1% of people have been vaccinated. Japan started its...

Organizations get grants aimed at helping Detroit residents

Apr. 11, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Three dozen community organizations in Detroit will share $2.7 million in grants. The grants are from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund which provides funding for public services that improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents in...

Survey shows effect of outsize of job loss on Utah women

Apr. 11, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly 16% of Utah women have withdrawn in some way from the workplace during the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. And when you think about that in terms of the state’s population, said Susan Madsen, founder and director of the Utah Women...

Troubled background check system delays elder care hiring

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Intensive care nurse Meynard Villa was on the verge of losing his family’s $150,000 investment in his new senior care home because he couldn't hire workers while grappling with a glitchy state system designed to automate criminal background checks. ...

Nebraska sets stage for new prison, stops short of approval

Apr. 09, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers set the stage Friday for a new, $230 million prison even as other states close theirs, but they stopped short of fully endorsing the idea. Lawmakers gave first-round approval to $14.9 million in state funding that would allow the...

Japan imposes new virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

Apr. 09, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the...

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

Apr. 08, 2021 00:26 AM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The first hurdle was getting on the bus. Seventy-four-year-old Linda Busby hesitated outside a community center where older people were loading up to go get the coronavirus vaccine. “I was scared, I’m not afraid to say that,” Busby said...

Summoning seniors: Big new push to vaccinate older Americans

Apr. 07, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The first hurdle was getting on the bus. Seventy-four year old Linda Busby hesitated outside a community center where older people were loading up to go get the coronavirus vaccine. “I was scared, I’m not afraid to say that,” she said...