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Navajo Nation reports 36 more COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

Sep. 21, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Tuesday reported 36 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,548 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The known...

Legislators sue to rein in governor on pandemic relief

Sep. 21, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislators asked the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday to limit Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's authority over more than $1 billion in federal relief. The lawsuit from the Republican Party's top-ranked Senator and a Democratic colleague accuses...

Gianforte sends National Guard to aid in virus response

Sep. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Guard soldiers will assist Montana hospitals with their COVID-19 response as the state struggles with a surge in infections, Gov. Greg Gianforte announced Tuesday. A total of 70 soldiers will assist six different hospitals in Helena,...

Navajo Nation reports 17 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 20, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 17 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,548 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The death...

Navajo Nation reports 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths

Sep. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Sunday reported 18 more COVID-19 cases, but no deaths for the second time in the past three days. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases from the virus since the pandemic began...

Director tapped for medical marijuana commission in Alabama

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State Treasurer John McMillan has quit to take over a new state panel dealing with medical marijuana and will be replaced by Young Boozer, who previously served two terms in the office, the governor's office said Friday. Elected treasurer in...

Navajo Nation reports 54 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

Sep. 16, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Thursday reported 54 more COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,394 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,428 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began more than...

Navajo Nation reports 45 more COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

Sep. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported 45 more COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths. The latest numbers pushed the tribe’s totals to 33,338 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,426 known deaths from the virus since the pandemic began more...

Sununu eager to challenge Biden vaccine mandate in court

Sep. 15, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire plans to join other states in challenging the Biden administration’s new vaccine mandate in court, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu said Wednesday. President Joe Biden announced a sweeping vaccine mandate last week that covers more than...

EU chief turns to Paralympian Vio to inspire Europe's youth

Sep. 15, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was at a loss for words Wednesday to capture the soul of the European Union and its future, Bebe Vio was there to help the EU's top official at the end of her State of the Union address. Sitting...