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Education

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America. Meetings that were once orderly, even boring, have turned ugly. School board elections

Movies

27th Sedona International Film Festival Lineup is Big and Bold

The 27th annual Sedona International Film Festival, rescheduled from its normal end-of-February timeframe to June 12-20 because of the coronavirus pandemic, is offering a big, bold and diverse lineup of films for both reduced-capacity in-theater experiences as well as in-home streaming options. More than half of the nearly 180 films in this year’s lineup are documentary,

COVID-19

Filipinos make up 30% of COVID-19 deaths among nurses in U.S., study says

Filipino nurses make up just 4% of the national nursing workforce, but according to National Nurses United, 30.1% of registered nurses who’ve died of COVID-19 in the U.S. were Filipino. Nurses of color make up about 57.7% of all RNs who have died of COVID-19, said National Nurses United, which represents 170,000 nurses. Since March of last year,

COVID-19

Laboring to remain healthy: COVID-19 takes toll on Arizona farmworkers

The workers swing their machetes, chopping vegetables under the heat of a midmorning sun. When the migrant workers take a moment to swipe sweat from their masked faces, they can see the wall along the Mexican border, not a half-mile distant. But before long, they turn their attention back to a rainbow colored field of

Travel

California amusement parks reopen at 25% capacity with limits on out-of-state visitors

Slowly but surely, amusement parks in California are opening their doors to the public, but with limitations. A limited number of California residents will be allowed to visit Disneyland Resort, Disney California Adventure Resort, Legoland California Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Universal Studios Hollywood. Visitors may find shorter lines because those

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