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Posted by on Oct 20, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

The Teal Pumpkin Project One out of every thirteen American children lives with a food allergy. So, Halloween is not a simple night of free candy for them. That’s where the Teal Pumpkin Project comes in. This movement began in 2012 in Tennessee and has now expanded to all fifty states. It encourages households to […]

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Posted by on Oct 13, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Coral Reefs Show Damage From Climate Change Coral reefs are important for many reasons. They support about one-fourth of all fish species on Earth. They also help protect and shield coastlines from storms. But coral reefs are dying off at an alarming rate. The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network recently published a report analyzing data […]

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

Trapped Canadian Coal Miners Climb to Safety On September 26, 2021, 39 Canadian coal miners were trapped deep underground in a northern Ontario mine. The elevator system failed when a heavy scoop bucket crashed into it. The miners immediately sought shelter in “refuge stations” inside the mine. These stations provided a store of water and […]

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

More Border Issues for President Biden In the past few weeks, thousands of migrants have arrived at the border between the United States and Mexico. Many of these are Haitians who had been allowed to live in other countries several year ago. Many of these migrants crossed into Del Rio, Texas, and formed an encampment […]

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from September 15 to October 15. This provides an opportunity for Americans to celebrate and recognize the contributions, cultures, and traditions of Hispanic Americans . When was the first Hispanic Heritage Month? President Lyndon Johnson’s administration began observing Hispanic Heritage Week […]

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

AirBnB Provides Housing for Afghan Refugees Tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing Afghanistan for other countries, including the United States.  Airbnb, an American rental company, is helping address this emergency by providing free housing for 20,000 refugees. The refugees will be housed (temporarily) in the same properties you would find if you were searching […]

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

Pfizer Vaccine Now FDA Approved Although Americans have been receiving COVID vaccinations since early Spring, it was only last week that the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of the urgency of the pandemic, the FDA granted emergency use authorization. It is important to know, however, that the […]

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Posted by on Aug 26, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan As the United States and its allies pull their troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban has swept across the nation, swiftly overtaking cities. The situation has been devastating for civilians, especially for women, who fear that Taliban rule will bring an end to their human rights. More than 2.9 million Afghans have […]

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Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

California School Vaccination Requirement As schools start again across the United States, school districts are deciding how to keep students and staff safe during the surge of COVID-19 delta variant cases. While several districts across the country have mandated mask wearing, the state of California has taken precautions a step further. Beginning October 15, 2021, […]

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Posted by on Aug 12, 2021 in Stuff You Should Know | No Comments

Higher Pork Prices Coming? In 2018, voters in California overwhelmingly approved an animal rights proposition (Proposition 12, the Farm Animal Confinement Proposition). It required more space for breeding pigs, egg-laying chickens, and calves. The law applies not only to California farmers, but to any products imported by California from other states. Only 4 percent of […]