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Hundreds protest Oregon vaccine, mask mandates in Salem

Sep. 19, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — At Oregon’s Capitol hundreds gathered to protest Gov. Kate Brown’s COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates. The Statesman Journal reports that on Saturday people at the rally lined both sides of Court Street in front of the Capitol building, and filled...

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...

Boch Center has on-site testing; Service for Vermont victims

Sep. 19, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

A look at pandemic-related developments around New England on Sunday: VERMONT A coalition of Vermont faith groups was holding a memorial service Sunday on the Statehouse lawn to honor Vermonters who have died of COVID-19. Vermont...

North Dakota National Guard resumes COVID-19 duty

Sep. 19, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, military officials said. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with...

COVID-19 affects musicals in Rapid City, Sioux Falls

Sep. 19, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Musicals scheduled in South Dakota's two largest cities have either been postponed or scrapped due to the coronavirus. A musical that was set to run this weekend at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls was postponed to Sept. 29 and 30 after two...

Summerfest vendors have mixed feelings about turnout, sales

Sep. 19, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The return of a popular annual music festival in Milwaukee wasn't what some vendors expected. After the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus, Summerfest 2021 ended with mixed reports. Sellers who set up shop for the first time generally...

Arizona reports 2,457 new COVIC-19 cases and 26 more deaths

Sep. 19, 2021 12:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Health officials in Arizona on Sunday reported 2,457 new COVID-19 cases and 26 additional deaths. The latest numbers increased the state’s totals to 1,066,803 cases and 19,513 known deaths since the pandemic began more than a year ago. ...

The Latest: Health official: Booster use may be expanded

Sep. 19, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health director says a government advisory panel’s decision to limit Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots to Americans 65 and older as well as those at high risk of severe disease is a preliminary step and predicts broader approval for most Americans “in...

Rural patients unable to transfer to full Arizona hospitals

Sep. 19, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As Arizona's biggest hospitals fill up with COVID-19 cases, physicians in some of the state's smaller or more rural communities fear it's their patients who need specialty care who will pay the ultimate price. From Bisbee up to Flagstaff, smaller...

Virus concerns prompt cancellation of annual Fort Fright

Sep. 19, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) — A popular Halloween-themed event held annually in northern Michigan has been cancelled this fall due to concerns over the coronavirus that include the rising number of cases of the Delta variant in the area. Fort Fright at Colonial...