When trainer and disability advocate Kelsey Lindell was growing up, the only thing she got in trouble for was forging notes to get out of gym class. “I really hated exercise,” she says. “I’m missing half of my left arm, and I felt like I stuck out…which was really discouraging.” […]

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius revealed plans Wednesday to spend $1.3 billion on city schools next year, $36 million more than this year. Per pupil spending would rise to $23,500 from $22,000. Nearly half of the additional funds will pay for approximately 175 new social workers and family liaisons […]

By Thomas Peter, John Geddie WUHAN, China/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of COVID-19 are to begin virtual meetings with their Chinese hosts from a hotel in China’s Wuhan, where the pandemic first emerged, on Friday. Their arrival at the city in central China on […]

The beginning of the year is always special: It’s full of hope, promise and optimism for a new chapter. After a particularly challenging year, the idea of a fresh start is especially exciting. But just because Oregonians have left 2020 behind doesn’t mean we can forget all of the important […]

In early December, just as the third wave of the coronavirus was gaining steam across the United States, comedian Michael Rapaport took to Instagram to make a simple, characteristically expletive-laden plea to his followers: If you get COVID-19, post about your symptoms. “Anybody with a platform, I am begging you, […]

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – It was a busy New Year’s Eve day outside the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont where people 65 or older waited in their cars to get their Covid-19 immunization shot. The majority of people had made an appointment by phone–but for others like 68-year-old Ken Wilde, […]

Brett Martel, Associated Press Published 7:31 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2020 | Updated 7:31 p.m. ET Dec. 18, 2020 New Orleans — Saints record-setting quarterback Drew Brees “looked good” in his first practices since returning from rib fractures and a punctured lung, and is slated to start against the Kansas […]

A woman wearing a protective mask passes by the bleachers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic BMX course Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, in Tokyo. Kiichiro Sato AP BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says he expects coronavirus vaccinations to start in Germany “in the very first days” of the […]

It’s not a set of rules—it’s a state of mind. It’s a frustrating time to try and foster connections of any kind, but dating is  especially complicated. Particularly in places where it’s getting colder outside, the best spaces for getting to know someone new are digital ones. Many people in […]

Just an hour from Seattle lies Snoqualmie Pass, home to several ski areas and vast backcountry skiing terrain. The ski tour to Pineapple Pass is a classic for its quality terrain and gorgeous setting. Starting from the parking lot of the Alpental Ski Area, you ski up following the South […]