COVID again wipes out performances across Colorado | Culture & Leisure

With little to no remaining COVID precautions enforced, the coronavirus is once again wreaking havoc on performing arts organizations across the state. At least four Colorado performing companies – Central City Opera, the Creede Repertory Theatre, the Evergreen Players and the Lake Dillon Theater Company – canceled all performances last week (July 18-24) due to … Read more

Vegas-based rental company faces pandemic eviction investigations | Health and fitness

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas-based company that owns thousands of residential rental properties in several U.S. states is under investigation over whether it improperly evicted tenants during the coronavirus pandemic, as she received millions of federal dollars intended to keep people in their homes. Investigations into the Siegel Group announced by the office … Read more

Global AIDS fight at crossroads after COVID setbacks | Health and fitness

By LAURAN NEERGAARD ​​- AP Medical Writer Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are undermining efforts to end AIDS. Worldwide, the years-long decline in new HIV infections is stabilizing. Worse still, cases have started … Read more

Global AIDS fight at crossroads after COVID setbacks | Health and fitness

By LAURAN NEERGAARD ​​- AP Medical Writer Hard-won progress against HIV has stalled, putting millions of lives at risk, according to an alarming report Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises are undermining efforts to end AIDS. Worldwide, the years-long decline in new HIV infections is stabilizing. Worse still, cases have started … Read more

COVID again wipes out performances across Colorado | Culture & Leisure

With little to no remaining COVID precautions enforced, the coronavirus is once again wreaking havoc on performing arts organizations across the state. At least four Colorado performing companies – Central City Opera, the Creede Repertory Theatre, the Evergreen Players and the Lake Dillon Theater Company – have canceled all performances until at least Monday (July … Read more

CDC approves more traditional Novavax COVID vaccine for adults | Health and fitness

By LAURAN NEERGAARD ​​- AP Medical Writer American adults who have not yet received COVID-19 vaccines should consider a new option from Novavax — a more traditional type of vaccine, health officials said Tuesday. Regulators authorized the nation’s first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but the final hurdle was a recommendation from the … Read more

CDC advisers approve more traditional Novavax COVID shot | Health and fitness

By LAURAN NEERGAARD ​​- AP Medical Writer American adults who have not yet received COVID-19 vaccines should consider a new option from Novavax – a more traditional type of vaccine, influential government advisers said Tuesday. Regulators authorized the nation’s first so-called protein vaccine against COVID-19 last week, but injections of Novavax cannot begin until the … Read more

Study: Student gains last year narrowed the COVID learning gap | Health and fitness

By ANNIE MA Despite a year of disruption, students have largely made academic gains over the past year that have matched their pre-pandemic growth and surpassed the previous school year, according to new research released Tuesday by NWEA, a group of nonprofit research organization that administers standardized tests. Gains across income levels partially closed the … Read more

Struggling Latino students should be priority, leaders say | Health and fitness

PHOENIX (AP) — Latino students should be a priority for federal funding after falling behind during the coronavirus pandemic despite notable educational gains in recent decades, leaders of the largest advocacy and advocacy group said Monday American Hispanic Civil Rights. “There is funding there,” said Amalia Chamorro, who oversees education policy at UnidosUS, formerly the … Read more

Report: Cuomo wrongly used state resources to promote book | health and fitness

By MAYSOON KHAN – Associated Press / Reportage for America ALBANY, NY (AP) — Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo improperly used state resources for a book he was given $5.1 million to write, according to a report by a law firm. New York’s soon-to-be-disbanded ethics commission, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, voted on … Read more