pandemic

Opioid epidemic

New Opioid Death Numbers Show COVID Lockdowns Cost Lives

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show deaths involving opioids surged 37 percent between 2019 and 2020. An estimated 69,710 Americans lost their lives due to opioid overdoses last year, bolstering claims the COVID-19 lockdowns cost more than money. They cost lives. “The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse,” The

Opinion

Opinion: The Pandemic Isn’t Over

As the summer of 2021 sees more Americans enjoying the beaches, swimming pools, summer camps, resorts, and movie theaters they missed last summer, it seems many believe the COVID-19 pandemic is finally receding. But, for the return to pre-pandemic life to continue, the nation’s so-far-successful vaccination campaign will need to progress. That, in turn, requires

COVID-19

Governor Ducey’s Statement On Importance Of COVID-19 Vaccination

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant and to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated at one of the many available locations: “We have so much more information about COVID-19 now than when we first learned about this disease. Our hearts

Education

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

Although the pandemic disrupted family life across the U.S. since taking hold in spring 2020, some parents are grateful for one consequence: They’re now opting to homeschool their children, even as schools plan to resume in-person classes. The specific reasons vary widely. Some families who spoke with The Associated Press have children with special educational

Politics

South Dakota’s Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

More than 18 months before the first presidential primary of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early-voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there’s Kristi Noem. The South Dakota governor has come out swinging as she tries to carve a niche

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