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South Dakota Motorcycle Rally Goes On, Even During The Pandemic : NPR

[ad_1] Despite the pandemic, Sturgis, South Dakota, is expecting hundreds of thousands of people this week for its annual motorcycle rally. We hear from those enjoying the event, and those worried about it. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Thousands of bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts are descending on South Dakota’s Black Hills for the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle … Read more

Arkansas Superintendent On Opening Schools In Person Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with interim superintendent Keith McGee about the process of starting the school year with in-person teaching in Arkansas’ North Little Rock School District. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Back-to-school season is in full swing as more schools begin to open their doors to students, teachers and parents. Though many school districts are … Read more

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels County Fair Competitions : NPR

[ad_1] NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with Jordan Stivers, of Santa Clara, California whose last year to showcase and auction livestock at the county fair was disrupted by the pandemic. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Pools are closed. Theme parks are shut. County and state fairs – canceled. Jordan Stivers, who’s 19, of the Santa Clara Valley Grange … Read more

Facing The Anxiety And Uncertainty Of This Pandemic, Starts With Acceptance : Shots

[ad_1] “You aren’t going to have the year you thought you’d have.” That’s what a nurse told my wife and me after my wife was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The cancer news came as a shock, as it often does. There were no warning signs. The tumor was picked up on a routine … Read more

Using The Pandemic To Turn Away Migrants, Children Seeking Refuge : NPR

[ad_1] A man crosses the Paso del Norte border bridge towards El Paso, Texas, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on July 1. Since March, U.S. immigration officials have turned away tens of thousands of migrants, including asylum seekers and unaccompanied children. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters A man crosses … Read more

Congress Still Faces Pandemic Risks As It Meets Without Testing Plan : NPR

[ad_1] Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks before the start of a House Natural Resources Committee in June. Grijalva recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Bill Clark/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bill Clark/Pool/AFP via Getty Images Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks before the start of a House Natural Resources Committee in … Read more

How One Charlotte Health Network Assists Latinx Communities Hit Hard By The Pandemic : NPR

[ad_1] North Carolina continues to set coronavirus records, and minority communities have been hit particularly hard. More than a third of the state’s cases are among Latinx communities. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: North Carolina is seeing a surge of coronavirus cases, particularly among Latinos. Latinx people account for more than a third of the state’s overall … Read more