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Georgia school in viral photos will close for cleaning after nine people test positive for coronavirus
By Derek Hawkins
August 10, 2020 at 4:19 a.m. PDT

A cluster of coronavirus cases has emerged at a Georgia high school that drew national attention last week after students posted pictures and videos of their peers walking without masks in tightly packed hallways, according to a letter sent to parents over the weekend.
Six students and three staff members at North Paulding High School have reported testing positive for the virus, Principal Gabe Carmona wrote in the letter, which was first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said the infected people were in school “for at least some time” last week.

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Mountain West to postpone fall sports season
Adam Rittenberg / Heather Dinich

The Mountain West is postponing its fall sports season because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the conference announced Monday.
"We were hopeful we could carefully and responsibly conduct competition as originally scheduled with essential protocols in place," Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said in a statement. "However, numerous external factors and unknowns outside our control made this difficult decision necessary.

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NativeWellness.Life: COVID-19 death toll tops Hiroshima atomic bomb count
Thursday, August 6, 2020   
Coronavirus kills behind hospital curtains, in private, where nobody can see
By Orville Desjarlais Jr. / NativeWellness.Life

On August 6, 1945, the United States detonated two nuclear bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Experts estimated about 150,000 people died in Hiroshima alone.
On July 30, 2020, 75 years later, the United States reported 150,000 deaths from COVID-19.
The atomic attacks on Japan changed the course of history. Horrific images of the aftermath revealed a blast that leveled a city. Human suffering and death from radiation shocked the world. It’s the stuff of nightmares.
So is the coronavirus. It’s not as flashy. And it didn’t strike with an attention-getting mushroom cloud. Daily, the virus steals lives behind medical curtains. In private. Where nobody can see.
Its effects are frightening: Loved ones, isolated, dying, slowly, alone.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe denies Sturgis bikers entrance to fight coronavirus
The Native American tribe denied tourists entrance through the reservation to keep COVID-19 numbers low.
By Alexandra Kelley | Aug. 10, 2020

As hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists and motorsport enthusiasts are descending into Sturgis, S.D., for the city’s annual motorcycle festival, they will be denied access through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Reservation in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
The Rapid City Journal reports that the Cheyenne River Reservation authorities will not allow tourists attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to pass through the territory’s checkpoints.
Speaking with the Journal, tribal spokesperson Remi Bald Eagle said that the new regulation is part of the Cheyenne Sioux River Tribe’s policies to prevent COVID-19 infections and reduce transmission.

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The Federal Government Gives Native Students an Inadequate Education, and Gets Away With It
The Bureau of Indian Education has repeatedly neglected warnings that it is not providing a quality education for 46,000 Native students. Once called a “stain on our Nation’s history,” the school system has let down its students for generations.
By Alden Woods, Arizona Republic
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Monday, August 10, 2020

A couple of months after Kimasha Shorty’s son started sixth grade at an Arizona public middle school, his teachers called her at home. He had trouble adding and subtracting and was struggling to read at grade level.
Shorty didn’t understand how it was possible that her oldest child could be so far behind after leaving Wide Ruins Community School, the sole elementary school in an area of about 1,000 residents at the southern edge of the Navajo Nation. He had been diagnosed with a mild learning disability that affects reading and math comprehension, but Shorty said he was doing so well by fourth grade that he skipped a grade at the urging of administrators and began attending a public middle school about 25 miles south in Sanders.

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Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
ICTMN Staff - 12/23/15

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in the moot court competition held at the Morongo Tribal Administrative Center on December 5.
American Indian students from Southern and Central California participated in UCLA Law School’s competition, during which they learned about the legal system and earned college credits.
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WCC Tournament Starts with LMU on Thursday
Men's Basketball March 03, 2020
San Diego Toreros (9-22, 2-14 WCC)  • LMU Lions (10-20, 4-12 WCC)
Thursday, March 5  • 6 p.m.
Orleans Arena (9,500)  • Las Vegas, Nev.
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SAN DIEGO – Looking to repeat its run from last season out of the first round, San Diego will open the 2019-20 UCU WCC Basketball Tournament on Thursday with a 6 p.m. contest against the No. 8 seed LMU.
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Big Ten nixes fall college football season, eyes spring
Mark SchlabachESPN Senior Writer

Big Ten conference presidents and chancellors voted Tuesday to postpone all fall sports seasons, including football, amid the coronavirus pandemic with the hopes of playing in the spring.

Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren told ESPN on Tuesday evening that when the conference released its schedule only six days ago, he reiterated the season might not happen -- a message he has been consistent with.
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