Election Day now designated as city holiday in Norfolk, says city council

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Officials announced Wednesday that Election Day has been designated as a holiday for the City of Norfolk — just one of a handful of Hampton Roads cities that have recently declared this.

The decision was made during the October 27 council meeting. The holiday means that all city

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Idaho ski areas take COVID-19 hot spot precautions

Blaine County was Idaho’s first coronavirus hot spot when the pandemic first arrived here in March. Though it’s impossible to know who brought the virus to the mountain towns or where its initial community spread began, some signs pointed to Sun Valley, the popular ski area, and the out-of-town visitors and events it drew.

One visiting group of skiers reported that dozens of members became ill — several of them

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How to protect yourself from coronavirus while casting your ballot

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN

Are you ready to make your mark on history? When you exercise your right to vote on November 3, you will have done something that no American has done for more than 50 years: voted during a deadly pandemic.

The “Hong Kong flu” hit the United States in September 1968, and while it ultimately killed more than 100,000 Americans over the next two years, the

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Developers postpone, cancel commercial building


What I’m Hearing: How NFL stadium construction companies are dealing with the coronavirus.


Even as the housing market booms, the outlook for the construction of shops, office buildings, hotels and other commercial structures has grown bleaker.

And that could mean less economic activity and job growth as the nation digs out of the COVID-19-induced downturn. Nonresidential construction spending is on pace to total $800 billion this year,

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The Death Of Seasons | HuffPost

In January, even before the coronavirus pandemic put the world askew, Jan Tore Jensen noticed some disturbing changes to the rhythms of life in his home city of Oslo, Norway. “The botanical garden in Oslo was opening up. Flowers were blooming, and something was kind of off,” recalls Jensen, head of Norwegian outdoor-gear company Bergans. 

The normally wintry city was free of snow until the last day of January, and

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Tourism industry | Article about Tourism industry by The Free Dictionary

the practice of traveling (whether on foot or by other means) as a leisure-time activity and a form of recreation.

Tourism is the most effective means of satisfying recreational needs; combining a variety of recreational activities, it fulfills such goals as the recovery of health, enrichment of knowledge, and restoration of one’s productive capacity. Tourism contributes to health maintenance, physical education, and the intellectual, cultural, and social development of the

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Everything you need to know

The new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has disrupted daily life across Maryland and the United States. And the situation is changing quickly — every day, and sometimes every hour. Here are the key things you need to know about the situation. Links throughout have been made accessible to all readers without a subscription.

Daily updates

NUMBER OF CASES: The number of Marylanders who test positive is growing every day. As

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Falls Church Offers Guidance For Trick-Or-Treat, Announces Events

FALLS CHURCH, VA — The City of Falls Church is not making a decision on whether residents can trick-or-treat, but guidance on the risk of Halloween activities is provided.

The city’s guidance is in line with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for Halloween and other fall activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Fairfax County Health Department, which covers the county and cities of Falls Church and

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How to Turn Your Natural Talent Into Cold Hard Cash

When you need extra income to save for a vacation or pay down your debt, your best option might be a second job. You could work any number of part-time jobs for an hourly wage, but if there?s something else you?re passionate about that you?d rather be doing, think about how to earn money doing it. Your passion and natural talent might just be the ingredients that can blossom into

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They lost their brothers to addiction. Now they’re tackling deadly stigmas head on, with humor

Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs from the podcast "The Conversation with Jess and Steph." Credit: Robyn Von Swank
Producer Jessica Cordova Kramer, left, and host Stephanie Wittels Wachs take on the topic of suicide in the second series of their podcast “Last Day.” (Robyn Von Swank)

When Stephanie Wittels Wachs introduces herself — to her daughter’s new first-grade teacher, for instance — it can be a little awkward.

“What do you do?” they’ll ask her.

“I make podcasts,” Wachs replies.

“Oh, yeah? What’s your podcast about?”

“Um, death

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Baugh, Felts, Gilbert Run For District 5 Seat

MANATEE COUNTY, FL — In the 2020 election, Manatee County voters will choose the winner of the Manatee Board of County Commissioners District 5 race. Write-in candidates Carol Ann Felts and Chris Gilbert challenge incumbent Republican Vanessa Baugh for the seat.

How to vote

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, Manatee County voters can submit their ballots at early voting locations, at drop-off boxes and by mail. They can also

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In Deep Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Talks Environmental Justice

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64 things President Trump has said about women

Here are 64 more things Donald Trump has said about women since becoming president of the United States.On women, generally1. “I actually like women much more than I like men, I have to say.” [Sept. 19, 2020]On Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major-party presidential ticket2. “The meanest, the most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the

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Halloween events change in Branson following downpour

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Austin Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 18th Anniversary Next Month

The festival will run November 7– 13.

Austin Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 18th Anniversary Next Month

The Austin Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 18th year, a year of significance.

The number 18 is equivalent to chai, or “life” in Hebrew so what better way to affirm life than with a safe, vibrant expression of Jewish culture, even in the midst of a pandemic? AJFF’s mission over the years is to highlight incredible filmmaking and to make cross-cultural alliances

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Proposal to rededicate CREATE tax to fire protection on Nov. 3 ballot | News

Lafayette Parish officials want voters to rededicate a parishwide property tax approved for arts, culture and recreation in 2017 to fire protection in unincorporated areas and to parish roads and bridges.

The rededication is on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Parish Councilman Kevin Naquin supports the measure which, he said, will provide more money for fire protection in every fire department in the parish, including the city of Lafayette. Naquin said

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GTA Online Glitch Makes the Casino Heist A Breeze

A new glitch in Grand Theft Auto Online allows players to complete the Diamond Casino Heist far more easily by phasing through the vault wall.


Players have discovered a new bug in GTA Online that makes completing the Diamond Casino Heist much easier by allowing them to glitch through the vault wall. The casino heist mission is one of the most complex and challenging in Grand Theft Auto V‘s

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Halloween Is On In Lawrenceville, But Officials Urge Caution

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — This year Halloween will be different due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Town officials last week announced that Halloween activities can proceed, but with caution.

Town officials have urged community members to adopt safer ways to celebrate Halloween this year. They released guidelines and public health recommendations shared by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Masks are mandatory for trick or treaters. And no, costume masks don’t

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