Indian Affairs Employee Is Interior Department’s First COVID-19 Death

The pandemic has hit Native American communities particularly hard. A Bureau of Indian Affairs employee is the first Interior Department staffer to die from COVID-19, according to internal numbers obtained by HuffPost. The death, reported Tuesday, comes as the number of cases at the Interior Department has continued to increase. The unnamed Bureau of Indian […]

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At Least 40 Interior Department Employees Tested Positive For COVID-19

Internal data reviewed by HuffPost reveals how widespread the coronavirus has become within the department. At least 40 employees across the Department of the Interior have tested positive for COVID-19 and are considered contagious, resulting in mandatory employee quarantines, office closures and deep cleanings, according to internal data reviewed by HuffPost. Almost every bureau of […]

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Industry Groups Ask California To Delay Pollution Rules, Citing Pandemic

Critics say the requests to delay air pollution rules are the equivalent of “wartime profiteering.” LOS ANGELES — Industry groups are pushing for California regulators to delay new environmental measures, including those meant to promote clean air. Their reason: the economic stress the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on their businesses. Groups have sent at least […]

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‘We Should Have Pushed Harder’: Obama’s Gitmo Czars Reflect On His Failure To Close The Prison

They transferred 201 detainees, but the president didn’t keep his promise to shut down Guantanamo. On his first day in office, President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing that the Guantanamo Bay prison facility “be closed as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order.” The prison […]

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