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Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Nov. 28, 2021 12:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday gave clear backing to legislation that introduced a system with special COVID-19 certificates under which only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative can attend public events and gatherings. Final results...

Utah again proposes hunting-season ban on trail cameras

Nov. 28, 2021 08:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife biologists are again proposing a ban on the use of trail cameras in hunting a few months after they pulled the proposal to further survey hunters after some initial backlash. The plan, proposed by the Utah Division of Wildlife...

High inflation? Low polling? White House blames the pandemic

Nov. 27, 2021 17:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Nov. 23, 2021 12:39 PM EST

Topeka Capital-Journal. November 19, 2021. Editorial: Compromise means you give a little and they give a little — and good things happen for Kansans The recently signed into law infrastructure package championed by President Joe Biden comes with a...

Americans’ trust in charity steady amid pandemic, poll finds

Nov. 22, 2021 08:06 AM EST

After years of declines, Americans’ trust in civil-rights and community-action charities increased in 2020, according to a new study, which also found that trust in charities overall held steady as millions more Americans came to rely on nonprofits amid the pandemic. ...

Survey: COVID impact on manufacturing may be worse this year

Nov. 20, 2021 01:05 AM EST

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The two most pressing concerns of Minnesota’s manufacturers won’t surprise you: supply chains and attracting qualified workers. You’ve probably heard about them in the news, over the dinner table and just about everywhere. The 2021 State of...

Buttigieg touts new infrastructure bill in Arizona visit

Nov. 19, 2021 19:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Phoenix Friday to tout the recently passed infrastructure bill in a state that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate. Buttigieg appeared at events throughout the day with Democratic...

Survey shows continued growth in rural economy in November

Nov. 18, 2021 13:12 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states remains on the rise, but confidence in the economy’s future continues to drop, according to a new monthly survey of bankers in region released Thursday. The overall Rural Mainstreet economic...

Students, adults clash at Grants Pass High School protest

Nov. 17, 2021 13:44 PM EST

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Student demonstrators and adult counter-protesters clashed outside Grants Pass High School in Oregon during a student-led walkout against the reinstatement of two educators who expressed public support for educational policies that favor a student’s biological sex...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Nov. 17, 2021 10:29 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 14 The Des Moines (Iowa) Register on threats against election workers and democracy: Bizarre threats toward public officials, and even violent acts, have been...