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COVID-19 Update for Chino Valley Schools

We just completed our fifth week of school in Chino Valley Schools and a lot has happened over the last month.  When school started on August 10th, all students started with At Home Instruction.  On August 17th, some of our more severe and moderately disabled students began in person, on campus instruction.  These students were

Politics

To door knock or not? Campaigning for Congress in COVID era

Democratic Rep. Madeleine Dean calls herself a “big hugger,” but there’s none of that in-person campaigning in the Philadelphia suburbs as the House freshman runs for reelection largely online to protect against the health risks of COVID-19. Traveling the heartland, Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst is taking the opposite approach. She just completed an annual

State

Arizona governor warns of suicide risk amid pandemic

Arizona officials warned Thursday that children and teens are at risk of suicide as depression increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling resources are available to help struggling children, even as schools hold classes online, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a high school in Chandler. “I would like to ask all our parents, especially if your

COVID-19

The Summer of COVID-19 ends with health officials worried

The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day. Downtown Atlanta was quiet as the 85,000 or

State

Sky Harbor scrubs airport as fliers take off for Labor Day weekend

The Labor Day weekend is starting, the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, and travelers are flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which has furiously prepared for an uptick in passengers. The airport has installed germ-zapping tech on escalators, placed the now-ubiquitous social distancing signs on floors and throughout terminals and has workers scrubbing windows

COVID-19

Opinion: During the Pandemic, Keep Calm and Carry On

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, Americans are eager for a return to normalcy. And we should be: For months, our lives have been disrupted by a virus whose deadliness has been exaggerated. Ever since the World Health Organization pegged the COVID-19 fatality rate at 3.4 percent, uncertainty gave way to anxiety, fear and paranoia. People

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