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COVID-19

Many GOP lawmakers shrug off Statehouse mask-wearing rules

Many Republican lawmakers in states where coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have surged are not only rejecting statewide mask mandates. They’re also resisting rules requiring them in their own capitols. Efforts to require lawmakers and staff to wear masks have received a cool reception even in statehouses that have seen outbreaks of the virus or where

Health

Not just COVID: Nursing home neglect deaths surge in shadows

As more than 90,000 of the nation’s long-term care residents have died in the coronavirus pandemic, advocates for the elderly say a tandem wave of fatalities is quietly claiming tens of thousands more who are succumbing not to the virus but to neglect by overwhelmed staffs and slow declines from isolation. Nursing home watchdogs are

Education

ASU launches 25-point plan to support Black faculty, staff, students

Arizona State University has launched a 25-point plan to build the success of the Black community on campus, promising to hire more Black faculty, develop graduate and doctoral fellowships from underserved communities and build a multicultural space – a plan met with measured praise on Thursday. ASU president Michael Crow emailed a list of actions

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