In Shows Like ‘Social Distance,’ TV Learns to Work From Home

When the pandemic hit, the main problem for television productions was how you could possibly make shows in these times. The next and related problem was how you could possibly make shows about these times.

Producers first tackled these related problems, technical and narrative, in special episodes like the “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock” reunions, as well as in one-off episodes of ongoing series, including the CBS legal drama

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It Takes a Village | Local News | Bend | The Source Weekly

As families adjust to a school year centered largely around online education, Central Oregon community members are working to fill gaps in education and childcare. Tutoring businesses, pod networks and childcare programs are mobilizing to help families in need. 

At Central Oregon Tutoring, co-founder Chris Lawler and his network of tutors have been inundated with requests since March, taking on over 50 new students. During the pandemic, Lawler has

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Rep. Tom Tiffany faces challenge from Democrat Tricia Zunker


Republican Tom Tiffany, left, and Democrat Patricia Zunker, right, are competing for an open seat in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. (Photo: Journal Sentinel files)

While newly elected Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Tiffany has largely remained silent over the coronavirus pandemic, his Democratic challenger, Tricia Zunker, wants to take on the virus with masks and social distancing. 

Zunker is eager to see leaders take more proactive actions against the spread

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OKC City Council votes to extend mask mandate again

The OKC City Council on Tuesday voted to extend the city’s mask mandate until at least Dec. 7.The mask mandate, which was originally put in place July 17, requires people to wear face coverings in indoor places.In early September, the city council voted to extend the mandate. That extension was set to expire Oct. 20.Public health officials have said face coverings are key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Oklahoma … Read More

What to know before Tuesday’s Dover Council Committee of the Whole

From the future of parking downtown to a proposed opening for the library building, Dover council members will bring some big topics to the table at the Council Committee of the Whole meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

We rounded up a few things you might want to know before tuning in.

To view the meeting online, visit and click on the meeting’s agenda or packet. 

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‘Autism’s Got Talent’ show spotlights local performers with special needs

While it’s been a difficult year of isolation for most people during the pandemic, it’s been especially hard on members of the autism community, whose access to schools, recreation, arts and support programs has been limited.

But this month, a small group of San Diego children and adults on the autism spectrum are participating in a fundraising version of “America’s Got Talent” called “Autism’s Got Talent.” Inspired by the original

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Boulder and Denver Best Places to Live Says U.S. News

‘Tis the season for publications and websites to let us know whether we should feel good about where we live. And U.S. News & World Report‘s just-released roster should give those who reside in Boulder and Denver, as well as Coloradans in general, a warm glow.

The outlet’s “150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21” ranks Boulder first and Denver second — and as a bonus,

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Vista Outdoor Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Remington Outdoor Company’s Ammunition and Accessories Assets | News

ANOKA, Minn., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, today announced the successful closing of the acquisition of certain assets related to Remington Outdoor Company’s ammunition and accessories businesses, and related intellectual property for a gross purchase price of $81.4 million.  Vista Outdoor expects the transaction to be accretive

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Trump Moved Millions From Jointly Owned Hotel To Campaign Tax-Free, Times’ Tax Documents Suggest


  • Tax documents from the New York Times suggest that Trump transferred money from a hotel jointly owned by Phil Ruffin to fund his campaign, marking them as a business expense
  • Ruffin and Trump are longtime friends, supporting each others’ businesses, social events, and campaigns
  • Ruffin has headlined an effort to secure help from the government to construct a high-speed rail that would connect the Las Vegas casinos he
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Florida teen traveled with camping school before dying at SC waterfall


Fourteen-year-old Isaiah Oertel was 700 miles from home when, according to the Pickens County Coroner’s Office, he fell to his death at Laurel Forks Falls in northern Pickens County last week.

He’d traveled with Gator Wilderness Camp School from Punta Gorda, Florida, to explore the Foothills Trail, according to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chad Brooks.

Brooks said Oertel and a group from the school were at Laurel

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DC reopens some indoors pools, fitness centers for registered visitors

The District opened a select number of Department of Parks and Recreation community centers, recreation centers, and aquatic facilities on Tuesday, October 13. (FULL LIST)

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The reopening provides residents with access to fitness centers and indoor swimming pools.

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New format, same wild spirit for the 5Point Adventure Film Festival this fall

When the annual 5Point Adventure Film Festival postponed its flagship event in April, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, its organizers went online with a small “5Point Unlocked” virtual program with a pay-what-you-want model.

The online event proved that the 5Point community is much larger than the 800 or so people who normally pack into the Carbondale Recreation Center for its programs.

Over three days, 20,000 people watched

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The dos and don’ts of Malaysia’s Conditional Movement Control Order

Ah, shit. Here we go again.

It wasn’t too long ago that Malaysian authorities warned its people about a possible spike in COVID-19 cases following recent elections held in the state of Sabah.

And here we are now, battling a rising number of cases, forcing entire establishments to close and damaging the livelihoods of small-to-medium-sized business owners.

Malaysia was doing a commendable job. But alas, we can’t just sit here

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Blesseds Carlo Acutis and Olinto Marella Are Perfect Patrons for Today| National Catholic Register

The past week gave us two new beati, both Italians, one very elderly and one astonishingly young — both evangelists who can serve as much-needed patrons for particular problems today.

The more famous of the two, Carlo Acutis, was beatified Oct. 10 in Assisi, where he is buried, and his feast is observed on Oct. 12, the date of his death in 2006. 

Only 15 when he died, Blessed

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COVID-19 related closings, changes in East Mississippi | Local News

Here are some local businesses, organizations and events that have been affected by COVID-19.

State of Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves issued a Safe Recovery Order, which encourages the use of face coverings but does not require them. Restrictions in the executive order 1525 include:

• Public and private social gatherings and recreational activities where social distancing is not possible are limited to groups of no more than 20 people in

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