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‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City
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‘Kayak Court’ provides the homeless with access to legal services in Salt Lake City

Court workers in Salt Lake City are helping the unsheltered resolve their outstanding cases by taking the legal process to homeless encampments. “Kayak Court” was named by Judge Jeanne Robison and her friend Kim Russo, who is a social worker. They frequently kayak down the Jordan River where there are several camps for people experiencing…MORE

Olympics schedule and events to watch Sunday
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Olympics schedule and events to watch Sunday

The Summer 2020 Olympic Games are underway in Tokyo. If you’re watching in the US, here’s a look at some of the key events to check out today. Remember: Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time, but many of the events are replayed in US primetime hours. Gymnastics: There are several event…MORE

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

Attendee at St. Louis County Council vote to overturn mask mandate tests positive for Covid-19

A person who attended a St. Louis County Council meeting last week where officials voted to overturn a mask mandate has tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday. “Out of an abundance of caution it is recommended that anyone who attended the council meeting quarantine for the next nine days and monitor their symptoms,” the…MORE

UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines
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UK scientists believe it is ‘almost certain’ a coronavirus variant will emerge that beats current vaccines

An analysis by British academics, published by the UK Government’s official scientific advisory group, says that they believe it is “almost certain” that a SARS-Cov-2 variant will emerge that “leads to current vaccine failure.” SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19. The analysis has not been peer-reviewed, the early research is theoretical, and does not…MORE

‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week
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‘Do it for the people you care about’: Florida woman urges people to get vaccinated after losing her dad and brother to Covid-19 the same week

Payten McCall, 24, and her family were afraid to get vaccinated, but now she’s urging people not to make that mistake after losing her oldest brother and her dad to Covid-19. Her dad, Mark McCall, 60, died early Friday morning in the Covid ward of a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital where her mom, Sherry McCall, 58,…MORE

Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are filling up hospitals, putting the care of others at risk, doctors say
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Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients are filling up hospitals, putting the care of others at risk, doctors say

Hospitals are surging with unvaccinated patients infected with the Delta variant — which could affect car accident victims and other non-Covid-19 patients who need hospital care, doctors say. “None of these patients thought they would get the virus, but the Delta variant has proven to be so highly contagious that even the young and the…MORE

Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke are part of a winning Sunday for Team USA men’s swimming at the Olympics
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Caeleb Dressel, Bobby Finke are part of a winning Sunday for Team USA men’s swimming at the Olympics

American swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Robert Finke won gold again on Sunday, as part of an exemplary effort from Team USA at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Dressel, who finished his Olympics on Sunday with five gold medals in all, won the men’s 50-meter freestyle gold medal with an Olympic record time of 21.07 seconds.…MORE

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