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Biden to take oath outside Capitol amid virus restrictions

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris aim to take their oaths of office outside the U.S. Capitol building as inauguration planners seek to craft an event that captures the traditional grandeur of the historic ceremony while complying with COVID-19 protocols. Biden’s team released some broad details for the Jan. 20 event on Tuesday.

Legal Beat

What to know about open carry gun laws in Arizona

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the U.S., one of three countries that consider gun ownership a constitutional right. Consider this data: Americans own more than 390 million guns – with 120.5 civilian firearms per 100 people, according to a study by the World Population Review. In February, Arizona ranked seventh

COVID-19

Ducey rejects new COVID-19 limit, as models foresee swamped hospitals

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey again rejected calls for tougher statewide COVID-19 restrictions Wednesday in the face of what experts called a pending “catastrophe,” opting instead for more funding for nurses and more pleas for personal responsibility. Ducey also ordered insurance companies to cover the costs of COVID-19 vaccinations, which could arrive in the state as

Legal Beat

High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide the Supreme Court late Wednesday barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority. It was the conservative’s first publicly discernible vote as

COVID-19

Some governors ignore CDC advice on Thanksgiving gatherings

Coronavirus infections are ravaging South Dakota, where more than half of tests have come back positive for weeks. Yet Gov. Kristi Noem won’t require masks or take other measures to curb the spread, including urging families to limit Thanksgiving gatherings. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said he’ll attend a college football game over the weekend and

Opinion

Opinion: Will the American Dream Be Another Casualty of COVID-19?

Keeping the doors open at this local favorite is becoming more difficult. Jennine and Dave Dayler are committed employers and members of their local community in Brookfield, Wisconsin. They have worked hard to keep the doors of “Saloon on Calhoun with Bacon” open during COVID-19. But as Wisconsin approaches its eighth consecutive month of heavy-handed restrictions on

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