Mary Chieffo Interview: Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online just launched their newest season, House Reborn, which continues the game’s Klingon-focused storyline and features the video game debut of L’Rell from Star Trek: Discovery. Created by Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios, Star Trek Online is a mega-popular MMORPG that’s now in its 11th year of expanding the Star Trek universe. The House Reborn update available to play now also stars Sam Witwer as

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Sports options expand at Wellfield Park in Ramona

New amenities at Wellfield Park are expanding the recreational opportunities in Ramona and providing COVID-friendly options to play solo.

Among the offerings are a tournament-level 15-lane horseshoe concourse, with three practice lanes outside and 12 inside a chain link fence, and a 9-basket disc golf course that opened Jan. 15. Both are accessible off Elm Street, with the first tee of disc golf located near the horseshoe pits.

The 166-acre

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Unpacking Biden’s New Environmental Executive Orders

For the second time in as many weeks, President Joe Biden issued sweeping executive orders to confront global climate change and other environmental crises.

The orders elevate climate change as a key foreign policy and national security priority, temporarily pause new oil and gas leasing on federal lands, and set a national goal of protecting 30% of America’s land and water by 2030. The orders are part of a blitz

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Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Washington – In what would the most ambitious U.S. effort ever to stave off the worst effects of climate change, President Joe Biden is aiming to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines through executive orders Wednesday.

The orders awaiting his signature target federal subsidies for oil and other fossil fuels and halt new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters.

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How To Host A Zoom Galentine’s Day Party For Your Best Friends

With February quickly approaching, you may be eager to prepare for the most fun and love-filled day of the year: Galentine’s Day. The made-up holiday was popularized back in 2010 by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. “February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends,” said Leslie. And while the coronavirus pandemic may be still hanging around, that doesn’t mean you and your friends can’t still party to your

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Gov. Scott delivers 2021 budget address, focusing on recovery and revitalization

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) – Gov. Phil Scott delivered his fifth budget address to Vermont lawmakers on Tuesday, pitching what he views as a balanced budget with bold investments in the economy, infrastructure and climate change.

Gov. Scott said the $6.83 billion budget will help pave the way for pandemic recovery in all corners of the state, while also working to address a host of issues Vermont was confronting before COVID-19

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Exchange delivers everyday savings for military shoppers

  • 5 cents off every gallon fuel at Exchange fuel locations;
  • 10% off Exchange restaurant purchases;
  • Free shipping on ShopMyExchange.com and myNavyExchange.com;
  • 2% rewards points on purchases. Shoppers receive a $20 rewards card every 2,000 points;
  • 0% interest military clothing plan.

MILITARY STAR offers budgeting tools such as the Pay Your Way Plans, which offer fixed monthly payments at reduced interest. A reduced-interest policy is also available for all eligible deployed

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Annual Manual 2021: Outdoors and Recreation | Special Sections

Within a half hour drive of Columbia there’s state forests, a national park and lakes and rivers to check out for the aspiring or seasoned outdoor goer. It’s true that it can be intensely hot in the summer here, but that also means other seasons of the year are perfect for experiencing the area’s offerings. Here’s a breakdown of some highlights.

Parks & Trails

Three Rivers Greenway

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Idaho’s daily COVID-19 case average down nearly 70%

Idaho has gone seven consecutive days reporting less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day.

As of Tuesday, the state’s seven-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases reached its lowest point since early October, at 534.4 cases per day. The seven-day average has dropped by 67.6% since its peak of 1,650.3 cases per day on Dec. 10.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the state’s seven public health

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Solace Is Golden, and Also Amusing



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When I recently read an article about “the movies of 2020 that gave us solace,” I asked: How can a movie give me solace? Solace is giving comfort to people in need of it.

It turns out that my reasoning was faulty, because for roughly 700 years solace has had two different meanings. The Oxford English Dictionary’s first definition of the noun solace is “Comfort, consolation; alleviation

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