As Oregon schools prepare for a school year in the middle of a pandemic, some local leaders are growing frustrated with changing state guidelines.
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This November all registered voters in California will have the option to vote by mail. The goal is to allow people to avoid public spaces where the coronavirus could spread and instead be able to vote from the safety of their own homes. JPR’s Erik Neumann spoke with Cathy Darling Allen, the Shasta County clerk, about what’s new this year.
California regulates around 10,000 long-term care facilities, from small assisted living homes to large skilled-nursing centers. A KQED investigation has found that wildfire is a significant hazard at 35% of these facilities, in the wildland-urban interface, in state-designated fire hazard severity zones, or both.
The North Carolina-based singer/songwriter shared songs from her evocative new album called Modern Appalachia and talked about how she first put down roots in Nashville and became an in-demand songwriter for a who's who of the music world.
The damage done to independent live music by the pandemic has been catastrophic – and a future where it thrives will, regardless and inevitably, arrive.
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Experts look into a new study that claims wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all. And they discuss other face coverings such as goggles and plastic face shields.
The light of the moon will reduce the visibility of some fainter meteors, but NASA says it's still worth staying up late — or rising very very early on Wednesday — to see "nature's fireworks."
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