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To address overwhelming need, Arizona nurses deploy to Colorado

Banner Health flew 10 nurses to Greeley, Colorado late last month in order to help combat COVID-19 cases. The nurses say they've felt welcomed and supported during their stay, and are "confident the work they do is making a difference.... Read more»

Down for the count: Tribes’ Census response lags far behind state, U.S.

Tribal response to the 2020 Census badly trails state and national rates, according to Census Bureau data, with the already-challenging task of counting in tribal areas further complicated by the arrival of COVID-19. ... Read more»

Analysis

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, familes wonder whether to pull elderly relatives from nursing homes

With the coronavirus moving through facilities that house older adults, families across the country are wondering “Should I bring Mom or Dad home?” Most retirement complexes and long-term care facilities are excluding visitors. Older adults are asked to stay in their rooms and are alone for most of the day.... Read more»

Two big lies about pot in Uruguay

There's a lot of outrageous buzz about Uruguay's marijuana revolution. Let's take a sober look at some rather implausible claims.... Read more»

Health care & religion

Catholic directive may thwart end-of-life wishes

A woman in Oklahoma suffered a massive stroke and although she had a directive specifying no artificial hydration or nutrition if she weren’t going to recover, her nephew insisted the local bishop’s directive on feeding tubes required the Catholic hospital to install one. ... Read more»

Pac-10 expansion

Could Pac-10 be a 12-Pac?

Pac-10 commissioner Scott says new schools would have to fit 'academically and culturally.' The big question: Will snobbery or financial concerns swing the tide?... Read more»1