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Native American tribes' pandemic response is hamstrung by many inequities

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) , ; , , and , (THE CONVERSATION) The SARS-CoV-2 virus is novel, but pandemic …

Online portal offers elections help in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Elections Department launched an online portal that allows voters to request a one-time ballot in the mail or sign up for the Permanent Early Voting List at …

Ducey enacts 8 p.m. curfew across Arizona

PHOENIX — Saying he needs to act because of “lawlessness,” Gov. Doug Ducey has imposed an 8 p.m. statewide curfew for one week. The governor said that the incident in Minneapolis …

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

ATLANTA (AP) — It was during the Great Recession when Catoosa County first shortened its school year, from 180 to 175 instructional days, as it began years of furloughs due to budget cuts. As a …

Testing for COVID-19 can be costly in long-term care facilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit long-term care facilities and the senior population the hardest, especially in Arizona, where over 77% of deaths are in people 65+. In addition, deaths in long-term care …
First responders
The Sawtooth Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness area of the Tonto National Forest. The fire, which was lightning caused, is partially within the Woodbury Fire scar, according to a …
Hundreds of people in Phoenix gathered to protest the death of a man in Minnesota, but the event quickly turned violent with several properties damaged and people arrested. On Thursday, Phoenix …
When Avondale Fire Department Capt. Christopher Spire heard the gunshots, he was off duty with his family inside a sandwich shop in Glendale. But he went to work anyway. Officer Destiny …
More sports

Big Ten Commissioner Warren creates anti-racism coalition

The Big Ten's Kevin Warren, the first black commissioner of a Power Five conference, is creating a coalition to give the league's athletes a platform to voice their concerns about racism. with …

Boxer Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer. Mayweather personally has been in touch with …

Column: NASCAR is back and fans may be right behind

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There is finally a break in this weird, new world of NASCAR after nine races over 16 days in three different states. Brad Keselowski lucked into a pair of wins, new …

NBA star Trae Young speaks at peaceful protest in Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — NBA All-Star Trae Young spoke at a peaceful protest of racial injustice and police brutality in his hometown on Monday. Young, the former University of Oklahoma star who now …
Daily Independent
Nation

Hong Kong leader criticizes "double standards" over protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader on Tuesday criticized the “double standards” of foreign governments over national security, pointing to the current unrest in the United States as an example …

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state …

Democratic governors reject Trump's call to send in military

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic governors of some of the nation's most populous states on Monday pushed back against President Donald Trump's threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they …

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe? No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn’t be the only safety measure employers …

Iran FM: Scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case freed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. after being acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being freed, the country's foreign minister …
World

South America's reopening and US protests could spread virus

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — South American countries at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic are choosing to reopen even as case numbers rise, ignoring the example set by Europe in which …

Demonstrators abroad identify with the cause of US protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Demonstrators from Australia to Europe identified with the cause of U.S. protests and urged their own governments to address racism and police violence. An indigenous …

Paris cafes, restaurants partially reopen post-lockdown

PARIS (AP) — Parisians who have been cooped up for months with takeout food and coffee will be able to savor their steaks tartare in the fresh air and cobbled streets of the City of Light once more …

Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines

MOSCOW (AP) — When nurse Maria Alexeyeva caught coronavirus at work, she isolated herself at home and followed the rules set down by Moscow authorities: She checked in with doctors regularly, …

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the …
Entertainment
President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in …
FILE - This Jan. 29, 2010, file photo shows the company logo and view of Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif. Netflix's normally lighthearted Twitter account took on a more somber tone on Saturday, May 30, 2020: "To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national …
A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: India climbs to 7th biggest outbreak in world

The Latest on the The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people …
President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Trump as thug or hero? Depends on what network you watch

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a split screen for the ages on MSNBC Monday: on the left side, President Donald Trump talking about restoring …
FILE - In this April 3, 2020 file photo, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters cheering from over an outside wall, after visiting a Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) hospital that will be converted to receive COVID-19 patients in the Coyoacan district of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

Mexico president kicks off 'new normal' phase amid pandemic

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador kicked …
Business
Cleanup follows another night of unrest in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers swept up broken glass outside New York City luxury stores Monday after followed another day of protests against police brutality following George Floyd's death. Workers …

Asian stocks rebound after Trump avoids reigniting trade war

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets rebounded Monday after President Donald Trump avoided reigniting a trade war with China amid tension over Hong Kong and the coronavirus pandemic. Hong Kong’s …

Brands weigh in on national protests over police brutality

As thousands of protesters take to the streets in response to police killings of black people, companies are wading into the national conversation but taking care to get their messaging …

Egypt's former PM faces torture allegations in Washington DC

CAIRO (AP) — After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohammed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally …

Travel
Florida Keys reopen to visitors as Miami-area beaches closed

KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Keys reopened for visitors Monday after the tourist-dependent island chain was closed for more than two months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. As the …

Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases

MIAMI (AP) — Protests around the U.S. against police brutality have sparked fears of a further spread of the coronavirus, while South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capital …

Businesses ramp up operations as nations prep for tourists

BELT-LOOSENING: — Chuy's Holdings, which runs restaurants that make Tex-Mex inspired dishes, has re-opened a majority of its dining rooms. The company said Monday that 87 of its dining rooms …

'Welcome Back!' Several famed museums reopen across Europe

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In the Netherlands, the intimate gaze of the Girl with the Pearl Earring can once again startle and entice visitors. Down in Spain, the rusty maze of steel sheets by Richard Serra …

Things to do
Desert Diamond casinos are reopening June 5

The Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise will resume gaming operations at 1 p.m. Friday, June 5 at all four of its Desert Diamond Casinos near Glendale, Tucson, Sahuarita and Why (Ajo). The TOGE …

Fort McDowell Casino plans to reopen May 15

Fort McDowell Casino and the Wekopa Resort and Conference Center will tentatively have a reopening day of May 15. Casino doors will open at 10 a.m., according to the casino's website.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos reopening its locations May 15

Gila River Hotels & Casinos announced Monday that it will reopen its doors Friday, May 15. The Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva properties will open at noon to the public, according to a release.

Great Mother’s, Father’s Day gifts for boomers, seniors

Spring flowers are blooming and Mother’s Day ads are on TV and in newspapers. Expect a repeat for Father’s Day June 21. Stumped by what to get parents or grandparents for their special …

Opinion

Risky time for teens driving as COVID-19 restrictions ease

AAA recommends now is a good time for parents to both model safe driving behaviors and help ensure their teens practice them, too.
Photo by Arianna Grainey

Crawford: I stand with the heroes of public safety in Scottsdale

The images are heartbreaking. Less than two weeks after Scottsdale businesses emerged from the darkness of the COVID-19 shutdown, many …

A tribute to the men and women who serve in our armed forces

The Town of Paradise Valley was able to participate and honor the military veterans and all those who have served in all branches of …

Pandemic demonstrates importance of U.S. Census

An accurate population count in our city ultimately helps with all types of funding, including dollars allocated for emergencies like …

Candidate calls AZ House bill ‘legislative malpractice’

Arizona’s House Republicans, the majority party running our state, have once again chosen that the mantra of self-responsibility …
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