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Going to a bar tonight in Boise, Idaho or Reno, Nev.?

There's about a 50-50 chance someone carrying COVID-19 will be there too.

 


About a week before Election Day, as the Wind River Reservation was bracing for snow, Wyoming state Rep. Andi Clifford squeezed in some roadside campaigning outside of a community hall in Arapahoe.

"Normally we would've been inside," she said. "But we can't, so we're out here."

Retailer CVS announced plans last week to double its COVID-19 drive-through test sites at locations across the U.S., including in two Mountain West states.

For days now, wildfire smoke has degraded the air quality in much of the Mountain West, and that unhealthy air is forcing tough decisions for schools that are trying to reopen.

 


Every state is wrestling with the tension between reopening economies and protecting communities from COVID-19. Some industries have remained open all along. There are the obvious ones, like grocery stores and hospitals. Then there are others, like mining.

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The Red Rock National Conservation Area outside of Las Vegas has stunning red colored sandstone and desert vistas that draw millions of visitors each year. It turns out 190 million years ago, the park had a very early visitor no one previously knew was in the area—a dinosaur.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports.

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Fights over drawing new political districts are heating up in several states. In Nevada, the redistricting issue is in the courts. As Jude Joffe-Block reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, a state district judge has appointed three citizens to draft the district maps.

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Nevada has never elected a Latino to Congress, but one Democrat would like to be the first in 2012. On Tuesday night, a young, Mexican-born state senator kicked off his congressional campaign. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports from Las Vegas.