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Ski areas owned by Vail Resorts to require indoor masks

Sep. 22, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — The company that owns Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort ski area and 33 other resorts across the country is going to require that skiers be masked when indoors at the resorts in the upcoming ski season. In an email to season pass holders this week, Vail...

Arizona reports over 70 more COVID deaths 2nd day in a row

Sep. 22, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona on Wednesday reported over 70 additional COVID-19 deaths for the second consecutive day and the fifth time this month. The 2,106 additional cases and 74 deaths increased the pandemic totals to 1,072,863 cases and 19,658 deaths, according to...

Child hunger expected to rise in South Dakota this year

Sep. 22, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization projects more children will go hungry in South Dakota this year and won't know where their next meal is coming from. Feeding America says the child food in security rate for 2021 in...

Town to spend $20M on closed college's campus

Sep. 22, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

LEICESTER, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Leicester have overwhelmingly approved the town's purchase of the campus of now-closed Becker College. The town will move forward with an assessment of the property to determine how the buildings will be used, whether any should be...

Biden doubles US global donation of COVID-19 vaccine shots

Sep. 22, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the United States is doubling its purchase of Pfizer's COVID-19 shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses as he embraces the goal of vaccinating 70% of the global population within the next year. The stepped-up U.S....

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to...

Some Oregon state employees get more time for COVID vaccine

Sep. 22, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

More than half of Oregon’s state employees have an extra six weeks to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a deadline has been pushed back to Nov. 30. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the change affects about 24,000 state employees represented by the Service...

The Latest: CDC panel considers who needs booster shots

Sep. 22, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON — Influential government advisers are debating which Americans should get an extra dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine once regulators clear the booster shots. The Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule soon on Pfizer’s bid for extra doses, after...

Stocks rise broadly on Wall Street ahead of Fed statement

Sep. 22, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of an update from the Federal Reserve on how and when it might begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy. The S&P 500 rose 1% as of 11:13 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 394...

Some health care workers can work beyond Oct. 1

Sep. 22, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island health officials are allowing a little leeway to a state mandate that requires health care workers to receive a coronavirus vaccine by Oct. 1. State Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott announced Tuesday that...