November 17, 2020

State

Arizona Recognizes Native American Heritage Month

Governor Doug Ducey declared November 2020 Native American Heritage Month in Arizona to recognize the historical, cultural and economic contributions of Native Americans and the 22 tribal communities across the state. “Native American communities play a critical role in the growth and prosperity of our state,” said Governor Ducey. “Arizona is enriched by the many

Opinion

Opinion – A COVID Vaccine: The End of the Beginning

The greatest medical achievement of the 18th century was the introduction of the smallpox vaccination. In an era when medicine was primitive, smallpox was responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in Europe and the Americas. The great English physician Edward Jenner discovered that scratching a patient’s skin with fluid from relatively innocuous cowpox blisters

COVID-19

Newsom says he made ‘bad mistake’ attending pricey party

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday apologized for what he called “a bad mistake” in attending a birthday party that broke the very rules that he has been preaching to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He has suffered severe political backlash since it surfaced Friday that he and his wife attended the party Nov.

Legal Beat

Hate crimes in US reach highest level in more than a decade

Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade as federal officials also recorded the highest number of hate-motivated killings since the FBI began collecting that data in the early 1990s, according to an FBI report released Monday. There were 51 hate crime murders in 2019, which includes 22

COVID-19

2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase. Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective, according to preliminary data from an ongoing study. A week ago, competitor Pfizer Inc.

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