In the Navajo Nation, called home by almost 200,000 Native Americans, the COVID-19 death rate is one of the highest in the United States. Residents and health workers there say that part of the reason has been inadequate healthcare resources and personnel stemming from years of U.S. government’s underfunding of the Indian Health Service, “the government program that provides health care to the 2.2 million members of the nation’s tribal communities,” writes Mark Walker for The New York Times.
Native American Day is a holiday celebrated across the United States and in lieu of Columbus Day in California and Nevada. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Friday of September, but in South Dakota and Wisconsin, it falls on the second Monday of October. Soboba Tribal Preschool teachers used this event as a teaching tool for an entire week.
A Northern California sheriff says three people have died in a fast-moving wildfire west of Redding. Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini announced the deaths during a Monday afternoon update on the Zogg Fire. He did not give any details about the people who died, but said more than 1,200 people are evacuated from that fire.
Prosecutors charged a 36-year-old man Wednesday with a brazen ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month, an apparently unprovoked shooting as they sat in a squad car outside a rail station.
President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over the next four years, raising the possibility his lenders could face an unprecedented situation should he win a second term and not be able to raise the money: foreclosing on the leader of the free world.
On Saturday, October 3, 2020, personnel from the San Jacinto Sheriff’s Station served two search warrants related to illegal indoor residential marijuana grows. During the warrant service, a total of approximately 1,920 plants were eradicated from these residences. A total combined weight of approximately two tons of marijuana was collected.
On September 27, 2020, at 9:37 pm, deputies responded to a reported family disturbance near the 300 block of Shaver Street, in the city of San Jacinto. On arrival, deputies saw the suspect fleeing the area on foot and they gave chase. Deputies contacted the suspect near the intersection of Shaver Street and S. Jordan Avenue and a deputy involved shooting occurred.
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