New Mexico judge sides with man who sued state for blocking nursing home visits with wife

New Mexico judge this week decided in favor of 78-year-old Gary Hein, who sued the state for keeping him apart from his wife, who currently lives in a nursing home, during the coronavirus pandemic, according to local reports.

The New Mexico Health Department must revise a provision enacted in March allowing nursing homes to make their own rules regarding visitor bans, State District Judge Matthew Wilson ordered Monday after hearing Hein’s case, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

“Loss of familial association for even minimal amounts of time constitutes irreparable injury,” Wilson’s ruling states, according to the outlet. “Nothing, such as video conferencing, is a substitute for in-person, physical contact with a loved one.”

The public health order regarding visitation must be revised in consideration of the constitutional rights of residents and families, he ruled. The New Mexico Department of Health did not immediately respond to

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What’s in and out for 2021

Thanks to the lessons learned while staying home in 2020, interior design in the year ahead promises to put more meaning behind some of the most popular home design clichés.

What once were wish list items to create warm, inviting, functional or multipurpose spaces are now a real need, as homeowners strive to utilize every square foot of surface and sofa far more frequently as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

“People are looking at their homes differently to decide if it will fit a work-from-home, teach-from-home lifestyle,” said Leslie Dollinger, director of operations at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, The Goodlife Group. “We’re right-sizing not only our living spaces, but how we live our entire lives.”

And so, designers are expecting to work with clients on what might be the next phase of the many do-it-yourself spirited projects started while on mandatory lockdown, from updating trim paint and reorganizing closets,

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Stay-at-Home Order Extended for Southern California

California has extended regional stay-at-home orders for Southern California, it was announced during a livestream COVID-19 update from Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly.

“The current orders will remain until ICU capacity projections are above or equal to 15%,” he said. The state will provide daily updates until the order is removed.

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On Monday, Newsom said that it is “clear and understandable” that stay-at-home orders may be extended. He added that future restrictions for Bay Area and Sacramento will be announced in the new year, once current orders end on Jan. 1.

Newsom continued, sharing that L.A. County had 12,000 to 15,000 cases per day in the last few weeks, taking its toll on hospitals, 96% of which were on diversion at some point on Saturday. He announced that the state has embedded a team in the country to encourage load leveling across hospitals and that over 1,028

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A Singaporean prefab tiny-home maker says 70% of its customers are in the US

Legend One tiny home by Nestron
The Legend One by Nestron. Nestron
  • Nestron plans to manufacture the Legend One, an eco-friendly $21,500 tiny home with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

  • For $12,500 more, the 167.92-square-foot home — which is available for preorder — can come fully furnished and move-in ready.

  • The Legend tiny-home lineup was designed to appeal to the traditional tiny-home customer who is drawn to container or cabin homes.

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Nestron has plans to manufacture an eco-friendly, $21,500 tiny home known as the Legend One.

The company, which was founded three years ago, has two tiny-home “series” in its current product lineup: the Legend and the Cube, which have differing exterior appearances but similar interior amenities, like eco-friendly components and an artificial-intelligence system.

The Cube tiny homes – the company’s more popular series – were designed to appear “futuristic,” according to their maker. To contrast

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No. 1 Gonzaga rolls over most recent champ Virginia, 98-75

After the Zags’ game against No. 2 Baylor in early December was called off less than 90 minutes before tipoff because of COVID-19 issues, they ended up on national TV on CBS in Baylor’s home state in their fourth game since a five-game pause because of the coronavirus.

Kispert was 9 of 13 from long range, including one about a foot from the midcourt logo followed immediately by another from several feet behind the arc in the year-old Fort Worth arena that is supposed to host the American Athletic Conference tournament in March.

“He’s as good a shooter as I’ve ever coached, and like I said, nobody’s worked as hard as Corey has at mastering his craft, and yet, he’s incredibly unselfish,” coach Mark Few said of his senior guard. “I think it’s very fitting that he’s right there in the record books for that particular stat.”

Drew Timme also

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