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Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority operations and maintenance supervisor Robert Santillanes guides a truck for coupling with one of the two emergency water tanker trailers that were dispatched from Albuquerque on Monday, May 4, 2020. The tankers will be used to serve members of the Navajo Nation who no longer have access to drinking water due to an emergency declaration that has limited traffic into the city of Gallup, N.M., due to the coronavirus outbreak. (David Morris/Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, via AP)

Navajo leader urges unity after mayor's alcoholism comment

May. 4, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez called on elected officials in reservation border towns to work with the tribe to combat the coronavirus after one mayor made a comment he said was insensitive. The Navajo Nation has been hit harder by COVID-19 than any other Native American...

Proximity of nonalcoholic 'near' beer widens

May. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The next big thing in craft beer may not be beer. The first inkling of change Vintage Cellar beer buyer Jeff Owens said he got was during a party at his own house. A friend of his was expecting a baby and brought her own drinks to a birthday celebration. He was intrigued. “I...

In this March 6, 2020 photo, Charlie Campbell, right, walks with his mother, Dorothy Campbell, to visit his father, Gene, who was staying at the time at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Charlie Campbell is nearly 13 years sober, but said he has been feeling tested due to stress from having his father now recovering from the new coronavirus in a hospital, and several other sources of worry and stress in his life. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery

Apr. 1, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Charlie Campbell, nearly 13 years sober, is feeling tested today more than ever to stay that way. His dad is recovering from COVID-19 in a suburban Seattle hospital. His mom, who has dementia, lives in a facility that now bars visitors because of the virus. A good friend recently killed...