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Posted by on Jan 25, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Ancient Canoe Found in Wisconsin Last summer, a recreational scuba diver in southern Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota made an interesting discovery. The diver found a wooden dugout canoe, thought to be about 1,200 years old. The canoe was discovered by Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist. She was riding an underwater scooter in Lake Mendota with a […]

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Leader Dies at 85 Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement died last week in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was 85 years old. The American Indian Movement (AIM) is a worldwide advocacy group that fights for indigenous people’s civil rights. Currently, it represents more than 375 million indigenous people around the globe. […]

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Posted by on Jan 13, 2022 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Booster Approved for Kids Aged 12-15 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer booster shot for children ages twelve to fifteen. The FDA also shortened the length of time the people need to wait before receiving their booster, from six months after their second shot to only five months. This decision […]

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Amanda Gorman’s Historic Debut Did you watch President Biden’s inauguration in January 2021? If so, you probably remember that it was rather unusual: because of the pandemic, there were no crowds, limited celebrations, and very few people attending. But do you also remember Amanda Gorman? She was the inaugural poet who read a poem called […]

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

White House Re-examines Drilling on Public Lands One controversial decision of the Trump administration was opening more public lands to oil and gas companies for drilling. Last week, President Biden announced changes to the federal lands leasing program that will require energy programs to pay higher fees and will contain drilling to certain areas. This […]

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Posted by on Nov 30, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

A Vaccine for Alzheimer’s? The news is full of stories about the COVID-19 vaccine, but there is another vaccine being tested that could make just as big a difference in the lives of many Americans. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and kills more than 120,000 Americans per year. An estimated six […]

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Posted by on Nov 16, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Native American Heritage Month November is Native American Heritage Month: a time to honor and recognize the widespread contributions of Native Americans. This time celebrates their rich and diverse cultures and histories. In addition, President Biden named November 26, 2021, Native American Heritage Day. Many of the country’s major museums have planned events in tribute. […]

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

COVID Vaccine Approved for Younger Children Up until now, children under twelve have been too young to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. But all of that changed on October 26, 2021,when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended vaccine distribution for children from ages five to eleven. The vaccine is a lower-dose version of […]

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Barbados Elects First President The Caribbean island of Barbados was a British colony until fifty-five years ago, when the country first announced its independence. But it remained in the British commonwealth  and Queen Elizabeth remained the ceremonial head of state. In 2020, Barbados declared its plans to become a republic. This meant replacing Queen Elizabeth […]

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Posted by on Oct 28, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

November 2nd is Election Day Next Tuesday, November 2, 2021 is Election Day in the United States. There are many political races happening in local communities in every state of the nation. There will be elections for community school boards, city councils, mayors, local sheriffs, and more. At the state level, there may be races […]