Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a press conference at Iowa PBS on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Johnston, Iowa. With 37% of Iowans fully vaccinated, Reynolds called on those unsure or skeptical to make an appointment and receive the vaccine. (Brian Powers/The Des Moines Register via AP) Be sure […]

Yosemite National Park day-use entry passes are now on sale for arrivals between May 21 and June 30. The popular park in California started selling the $2 reservations, needed in addition to normal park entrance fees, at 8 a.m. Wednesday via recreation.gov. Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said late Wednesday morning […]

CLOSE Campers looking to vacation in Vermont’s state parks this summer will have a much easier time this year than the last. Vermont State Parks has released updated guidance for travel and overnight stays as the state moves through the Vermont Forward plan, Gov. Phil Scott’s multi-phase blueprint for reopening. […]

Anya Taylor Joy in Neflix’s drama The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix Is Netflix cancelled? Today’s headlines – “subscriber growth stalls”, “dramatic slowdown”, ‘Netflix past its peak’, “streamer badly misses targets” – suggest things aren’t exactly peachy. The company’s quarterly results showed Harry and Meghan’s employer reporting a dramatic slowdown in […]

Last summer in Berlin, Christine Wagner could safely do something Covid-19 prevented much of the world’s population from doing: go to a movie theater. The possibility of strangers sitting together, indoors, for hours, taking off masks to eat popcorn and other snacks, led even big chains like AMC to shut […]

Chemdawg marijuana plants in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 29, 2019 (Blair Gable/Reuters) Today is 4/20, which has become, for complicated reasons, a “holiday” of sorts for enthusiasts of weed. Every year, it seems they have more to celebrate: Legalization is spreading, the legal marijuana industry is booming, and more […]

When you’re looking for an investment with explosive growth potential, small-cap stocks are often the best bet. However, they are risky. And risk is the last thing you want in retirement stocks — at least not when retirement is nearing instead of being far, far on the horizon. That said, […]

Families are gearing up for a summer filled with more activities than last while restrictions at summer camps, pools and museums continue. COLUMBUS, Ohio — Families are gearing up for a summer filled with more activities than last while restrictions at summer camps, pools and museums continue. Mother Nikki Stultz […]

Los Angeles County is expecting an uptick in its supply of COVID-19 vaccines this week, providing a welcome boost to the region’s inoculation efforts. The county’s latest allocation, pegged at approximately 362,000 doses, is up nearly 39,000 from last week, according to the Department of Public Health. That number is […]

The road to unfunded mandates is paved with good intentions in the form of legislation. At least that’s my main take-away with one group of bills that the Legislature is now considering. In a nutshell, Assembly Bill 4843 and its Senate companion, S-3549, would require municipalities and nonprofit organizations that […]

DHEC clinics and vaccination sites in Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lexington, Newberry, Saluda, Richland, and York counties COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is providing regular updates for COVID-19 vaccine clinics and testing opportunities in your region. This information for […]

Items for the Recreation Calendar will not be taken over the telephone and must be mailed (1700 E. Iron, Suite 101, Salina, KS 67401), email to [email protected] or faxed (785-376-0228). Only items received by Noon, Monday will be ensured of publication in the following Sunday’s paper. Area codes are 785 […]

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Good Buy Supply providing zero-waste options in PhiladelphiaGood Buy Supply is providing zero-waste options out of the store’s East Passyunk location. Emily Rodia and her fiancé Jason Rusnock opened the store in November despite the pandemic.The products range from kitchen gadgets, bathroom gizmos and everyday essentials. Each […]

By Mary Barinka Community Autism Resource Specialist Hormel Historic Home In April we celebrate Autism Acceptance/Awareness month!  (As guest columnist this week I want to add Appreciation to the alliteration.)  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological developmental condition impacting one’s processing of social interactions, communication and sensory information. Since […]

Scattered throughout the hilly, rocky wilderness of Maine are dozens of smooth, wide trails that have been carefully constructed to provide people of all abilities access to the great outdoors. These trails were designed for people who use wheelchairs, strollers, walkers and other mobility devices. They’re also great for people […]