• Australia considers staggered reopening of borders

    Australia considers staggered reopening of borders

    Australia will consider a staggered reopening of its international borders to allow residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel abroad first, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday. Australian citizens and permanent residents cannot leave the country due to coronavirus restrictions unless they have an exemption, while returning international travelers have to quarantine in hotels for two weeks at their own expense. "The first goal I think is to enable Australians who are vaccinated to be able to move and travel, particularly for important purposes," Morrison told a community forum in Perth.

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    Jay Greeson: Wishing our next mayor all the best in his stressful gig leading a stress-filled city

    Apr. 15—Tim Kelly cruised to an easy win this week to become Chattanooga's 66th mayor. He will be sworn in Monday, along with the nine members of the City Council, including new members Jenny Hill (who also serves on the school board and must believe running for office counts as good cardio, too), Isiah Hester and Raquetta Dotley. For Kelly, who spent a pot of his own money to topple more than ...

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    Plenty of intriguing matchups in this week's prep football schedule

    Apr. 15—In a typical season, high school football teams are beginning to hit their stride in Week 4. The start of league play is just around the corner and team's personalities are starting to be revealed. But in this sprint of a season, players and coaches have been forced to amp things up a bit, with the prospect of next week's regular-season finale and a possible "Bowl Game" on April 30. ...