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Supervisors Of Elections Urge Residents To Vote Early Or By Mail

TAMPA BAY, FL — With the 2020 primary coming up on Aug. 18 and the general election on Nov. 3, Tampa Bay supervisors of elections are working together to help residents get out the vote in the age of coronavirus.

Hoping to avoid long lines of masked, socially distanced voters at polling places during the primary, the supervisors of elections are encouraging residents to look at the alternatives to in-person voting.

The deadline to register to vote or change your party affiliation is July 20.

Vote By Mail

  • Contact your supervisor of elections office no later than Aug. 8 to request that a ballot be mailed to you, or you may pick up a mail ballot at an elections office in your county.

  • Mail ballots must be received by your supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on primary day, Aug. 18.

  • Don’t forget to sign your vote by

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Comic-Con@Home’s full panels will be available to watch on YouTube

Photo credit: Albert L. Ortega - Getty Images
Photo credit: Albert L. Ortega – Getty Images

From Digital Spy

San Diego Comic-Con was cancelled for the first time in its history due to the current global situation, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t Comic-Con goodness heading our way this month.

Instead of fans packing out Hall H for the latest movies and TV exclusives, fans will now be able to just turn on their computers to watch all of the panels from the comfort of their own home.

Comic-Con@Home takes place from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 and will feature more than 350 panels that cover everything you’d expect from Comic-Con, including movies, TV, comic books and more.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez - Getty Images
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez – Getty Images

Comic Con 2020 online: How to watch Comic Con at Home online

It couldn’t be simpler to watch your favourite panels at Comic-Con@Home, as they’ll be available to watch on

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Palos Heights Pool To Reopen With COVID-19 Restrictions

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Palos Heights Parks and Recreation is planning to open the community pool Monday, July 13, as Illinois enters Phase 4 of the state’s reopening. The pool is limited to preregistration. Reserved public swim sessions will be offered through Aug.16. Face masks are required when not in the water, and patrons must practice social distancing.

Team and adult swim for persons 18 and older will be offered in 45-minute sessions with a capacity limit of 18 swimmers; the wading pool (16 persons, 90 minutes); and open swim (50 persons, 2-hour sessions).

Palos Heights residents will receive preference when preregistering for one of the pool options. The cost for adults is $4/$8 for residents/non-residents; wading pool $4/$8 residents/non-residents; and open swim $7/$12 (residents and non-residents. If the pool opens as scheduled, no refunds will be given, regardless of the reason for not keeping the reservation.

The parks and

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Trump’s terrible, no good, very bad stretch on the campaign trail

President Trump’s re-election bid has had a rough few weeks, with challenges coming from both his stewardship of the presidency and past personal controversies that may be catching up with him. Coronavirus is worsening in much of the country, he’s down in the polls, his response to the pandemic has been heavily criticized and he gets low marks from voters on race relations. 

He’s also had to endure the publication of high-profile and deeply critical books from his former national security adviser and his only niece, with another book by a former assistant to first lady Melania Trump set to be published next month. Here’s a look at some of the president’s biggest problems as the general election heats up.

The virus

There has been a wave of new infections since states began reopening in late May. That surge has included troubling milestones, such as the country’s 3-millionth case and

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Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

Boston (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls.

Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in sales, in part, driven by housebound residents putting cash down for scratch-off tickets. But lottery officials say other states, like Massachusetts and Oregon, confronted revenue drops due to stay-at-home orders that forced the closure of restaurants, bars and some retailers selling tickets.Some also blamed a lack of an online presence, something only a handful states currently allow.

“We got used to lottery as a constant companion supporting the system and it was a gut punch to realize we don’t have the time to react,” said Chris Havel, spokesperson for Oregon Parks and Recreation, which laid off 47 people and closed more

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Amazon Sets Panels For ‘The Boys’, ‘Upload’, ‘Truth Seekers’ And ‘Utopia’; Launches First-Ever Virtual-Con

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Amazon Prime Video is not just bringing a roster of horror, comedy and superheroes  to Comic-Con@Home, but they are also bringing the first-ever Amazon Virtual-Con which will include virtual experiences and activations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Things are set to kick off on San Diego Comic Con’s official YouTube channel and on the Amazon Virtual-Con portal starting at 12 p.m. PST on July 23.

The Amazon series joining this year’s virtual edition Comic-Con include The Boys, Upload, Truth Seekers and Utopia. Like every Comic-Con, the panels will include cast, creators and crew of the series and will feature fan Q&As, behind-the-scene-stories, breaking news from the aforementioned series.

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To further heighten the Comic-Con experience,  Amazon Virtual-Con, a virtual convention content hub, will be a destination for fans to access and engage with Amazon’s full range

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How to start cycling: A beginner’s guide

From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn't leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock
From the best bike worth buying to the essential safety equipment you shouldn’t leave home without, this is your go-to guide to cycling: iStock

As we head into the ninth week of lockdown and we’re allowed to exercise as much as we want now, you may be feeling a little restless with your daily exercise and want to try something new.

Which is where cycling comes in. Not only will it keep you fit, but it’ll also help you get the most out of your time outdoors. ​

Sam Jones from Cycling UK told The Independent: “Although government guidance from Wednesday 13 May allows for additional forms of exercise to be taken, cycling remains one of the best in terms of safely maintaining social distancing.”

Aside from a form of exercise, as lockdown restrictions ease and people start returning to work, cycling is also being encouraged by the government as

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10 things that are selling out everywhere this summer

10 things that are selling out everywhere this summer
10 things that are selling out everywhere this summer

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Summer is in full swing—but following months of quarantine due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it looks a little bit different this year. People have been spending more time in their own backyards, and outdoor recreation—like biking and roller skating—is more popular than ever. Here at Reviewed, we’ve spent the last few months tracking where to buy hard-to-find products, from hand sanitizer and toilet paper at the start of quarantine to bike helmets and loungewear more recently. 

While many of us have now adapted to the “new normal,” there are still some things that are in high demand (and low supply), including bikes, inflatable pools, and face masks. Below are 10 popular products that continue to sell out at retailers across the

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Michigan tourism industry says this is “a year simply to survive”

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of residents across the nation in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Heidi Gesiakowski and her husband Joel opened Taste, a small plates and martini restaurant, in South Haven, a beach town on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, in 2013.

When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Taste could only offer takeout service for several weeks and revenue took a hit. Business started to pick back up to more normal levels in June when dine-in service could resume at half capacity. It came just as the critical summer tourism season was starting for small businesses like Taste in towns like South Haven across Michigan’s two peninsulas. “It really feels like we’re walking into the middle of the war every single day, just trying to tread, keep our head above water,” Gesiakowski said.  Taste normally makes about half of its revenue between June

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Woodstock Cancels Concerts Amid Coronavirus Concerns

WOODSTOCK, GA — The City of Woodstock has announced that two upcoming events in the Woodstock Summer Concert Series must be postponed until the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City council and parks and recreation staff feel the cancellations are warranted due to the difficulty in ensuring adequate social distancing at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater.

The Ultimate Queen Celebration starring Marc Martel on July 31 and the Steep Canyon Rangers concert on Aug. 8 will both be postponed until the 2021 season. The Woodstock Summer Concert Series is a free event and no tickets are required to enter the amphitheater, which is part of a public park, The Park at City Center, in downtown Woodstock.

“We looked at making these concerts ticketed events in order to limit attendance in response to the pandemic which would require barricading the park and the amphitheater and increasing staff at entrances,”

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