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ALBANY — Governor Kathy Hochul claimed victory on Tuesday as she easily beat a pair of Democratic primary opponents and edged closer to becoming New York’s first elected female governor. The incumbent Democrat beat Rep. Tom Suozzi (DN.Y.) and Jumaane Williams, the city’s public advocate, with 64.9% of the vote in a contest that saw …

Here’s a look at the top 5 stories of June 27, 2022. The truth is that for many of us, summer is busier than ever, with vacation plans, a camp for the kids and just trying to have as much fun as possible while the weather is …

**For all things Wyoming, sign up for our daily newsletter*** By Wendy Corr, Cowboy State Daily One Florida family is happy to have overlooked the terrible stories that unfolded in Yellowstone National Park in mid-June. When torrential rains and rapid snowmelt caused devastating flooding in the northern part of the park on June 13, authorities …

June 25, 2022 Law & Politics The United States Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on Friday, choosing to overturn Roe v. Wade by a count of 6-3 (or 5-4, depending on how you interpret the concurring opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts), effectively making abortion rights a state-by-state issue now. Several states, mostly in …

Sabrina Hodak grew up in a modern Orthodox Jewish family but didn’t really embrace Judaism until she was 16, around the same time she realized she was bisexual. It was an upsetting and confusing time, as the same religious mentors who helped reinforce her beliefs kept saying that her sexuality would conflict with her faith. …

Who is Tiger Woods? Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer who is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time with numerous golf records and awards to his name. He also became the first golfer to win the Masters Tournament and with his victory he became the first player to win all four …

These European itineraries are perfect if you only have a week to spare It’s never too early to think about your next vacation. And with most European countries currently open to travelers from the US (some requiring a negative COVID test and/or proof of vaccination to enter), now is the perfect time to start planning …

Finding love might not be the first thing on a horror movie main character’s mind, as they battle villains or uncover a supernatural mystery. But even though scary movies focus on, well, scares, there are several that feature some interesting connections. Whether the protagonist has fallen in love at an inopportune moment (and has to …

Oil is a slippery substance in the engine and in its ability to slip its fingers through almost every facet of American life. When those fingers get skinny and the price goes up, citizens feel wallet pain starting at the gas pump and spreading from there. According to the GasBuddy website, Tuesday afternoon the lowest …

“We could definitely use a little good news today,” Anne Murray sang in a #1 country hit in 1983. Nearly four decades later, negative headlines abound: mass shootings. The war in Ukraine. Closings of churches. Even when the news is bad, The Christian Chronicle strives to shine a light on Christians living their faith in …

Click to enlarge Photo via Pixar Animation Studios There he is, the intrepid space explorer and resourceful problem solver. That’s right, I’m talking about SOX the robot cat. Also pictured is Buzz Lightyear. So far, the 2022 summer movie season is proving to be a frustrating and unsatisfying trip down memory lane. Originally, looking at …

I am Jim McKeownwelcome to Likely Stories, a weekly magazine of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1941 and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is the author of more than twenty novels. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. French braid is another one of his novels, all of which …

In April I went to Poland and received more than a T-shirt. It was a trip of a lifetime, but not exactly a vacation. As the red-haired woman in a store in Krakow told me, I was on a “mission.” A very nice mission. This mission: to feed the people displaced by the Russian invasion …

The nails were slender iron spikes about 5 to 7 inches long. Blood of the Lamb “After crucifying Jesus on the third day, he ascended to Heaven. This is the Resurrection. We all ascend to Heaven after the third day.” Floyd visualizes heaven as a beautiful place where he will see his whole family together. …

Obi-Wan Kenobi has one more episode to post, but for Deborah Chow, that doesn’t mean it’s the end of Jedi history. Disney+ Obi Wan Kenobi is almost at the end of Disney+, but according to director Deborah Chow, there are “more stories to tell” and it could lead to a second season of the series. …

There are many traditional building blocks of fatherhood – love, support, protection, security, to give an example – but there is, of course, that other not-so-warm and fuzzy feeling that fathers can induce in their children at any time. …pure, utter embarrassment. Usually in a dad’s tool belt of humiliation is the infamous dad joke. …

Doctor Strange: Multiverse of Madness rakes in an incredible $930 million at the box office. Its unique use of horror (courtesy director Sam Raimi) is to thank for this impressive box office feat. Of course, the MCU dabbled in horror from time to time before that. Still, it would be wrong to assume that this …

How It’s Changed During COVID: Charting New Romantic Territory Jose had asked Alexis out playfully for years. In fact, he always told her that he was going to marry her one day, but Alexis was never interested in marriage. Things changed at the start of COVID, with the lockdown forcing them to make tough decisions …

How short is too short at the Disney parks? Some TikTokers say they were asked to cover up after breaking Disney’s dress code. (Pictures: Getty) If you went to elementary school in the second half of the 20th century, dress codes were something you knew as well as your ABCs: a quick check of the …

June 10 (UPI) — The iconic “Mystery Machine” van from the 2002 movie Scooby-Doo is available for three nights in Southern California on Airbnb. Airbnb has announced that the Mystery Machine is listed for three one-night stays on June 24, 25, and 26, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film’s release. The van is …

A jovial Jack arrived at Immanuel as a thin layer of frost still covered the Midwest. Since then, a tidal wave of good humor has emerged from its soil. The team laughs at his jokes and exclaims “oh, Jack!” and recount their day. On her kitchen wall, a shiny red metal fish sets the tone …

It’s easier said than done: you’ve just landed in a beautiful destination, but you’re struggling to disconnect from the stressors of everyday life. And you are not alone. A new Summer Trends survey released by Hilton found that more than half of Americans (51%) feel guilty about taking time off and only 40% of travelers …

(WSYR-TV) – The Your Stories team was recently asked about the latest plans for the vacant Bird’s Nest Motel located on E Genesee Street in the town of Skaneateles. We learned that there are big changes in a big redevelopment plan for the property. The Bird’s Nest Motel has operated for decades. It has been …

Dawn S. Booker, Managing Editor – Detour: Best Stories in Black Travel. Founder – Pack Light Global Itineraries. Courtesy of Denise Allen For me, traveling is like breathing, and I’m not the only one to have this conviction. That black people travel is obvious. I know black people have always traveled and we have always …

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) – School is now out for the summer, and for many families that could mean summer getaways. Whether it’s a multi-day or multi-week trip, making the right choices can keep your belongings safe and out of reach of intruders because burglary doesn’t have an off-season. “Obviously more people are walking the streets …

Vankleek Hill was “Together for Ukraine” at the Arbor Gallery last weekend (June 4-5). “Ensemble pour l’Ukraine” was a collaboration of six French-speaking Roman Catholic parishes, the Center de Création and Galerie Arbor, who came together at the Vankleek Hill site to show their support for Ukraine, as the country’s war against Russia continues to …

21. “It’s not about me, it’s about my mom. She grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere. She did well in school and went to a state college, where she met my father, a graduate student studying abroad (he’s from the UK) My mother admits quite freely that she was unhappy with …

U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, representing a robust but slower pace of hiring, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report released Friday. The unemployment rate remained at 3.6%, slightly above the half-century low recorded in February 2020, before the pandemic hit. While the number of jobs added was down from …

According to Town & Country, after her romance with Captain Peter Townsend officially ended, Margaret began a relationship with Armstrong-Jones. The couple first met in 1958, and after gaining her family’s approval, the couple’s engagement was announced on February 26, 1960. They were married on May 6, 1960, and were the first marriage televised king. …

If you haven’t booked a summer vacation yet, now might be the time, especially after seeing the list of nearby destinations in our June cover story, or rather, stories. We couldn’t help ourselves. Inside, you’ll find no less than seven deep dives in some of the South’s waterside travel possibilities, from swamp excursions in the …

BY OLUWADAMILARE EMMANUEL Behind the glorious professional fulfillment of some people lie tattered beginnings hard enough to devour even the strongest men. While many shared their grace weed stories, however, some deliberately let the stories fade in memory due to the emotional trauma bringing to mind almost the present, ugly past experiences forgotten before success …

PHOENIX — There is no doubt that the shooting earlier this month by a white teenager in a Buffalo supermarket was racially motivated. What’s unclear, however, is whether legislation slated for debate in the Senate as early as next week would prevent Arizona public school students from being told the shooter was targeting victims specifically …

I used to think Memorial Day was just a fun three-day weekend at the end of May when families got together for barbecues, parades and baseball games to celebrate the end of the school year and the start of the summer holidays. Over time, my perspective broadened. Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, was …

Jamaica’s vibrant tourism sector is key to pulling the country out of any potential economic pitfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and any setbacks in the global supply chain that have led to disruptions in manufacturing and other industries. sectors, said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett. He said that despite the economic storm clouds, tourism is …

Political campaign signs appear earlier this year than in previous Lake Havasu City election years. In the 2020 election, the City of Lake Havasu ordinance and Arizona law allowed campaign signs to be posted on public rights of way only within 60 days of an election. But in 2021, that status was extended to give …

Part of this Flakes was completed in the middle of the night at Miami airport. Let’s just say I haven’t slept much, which is why I passed out early last night and I’m finishing Flakes now. But hey, at least now I’m in Guatemala. Here are some questions to get the ball rolling today. What …

publications julian classen (29) Are there no current recordings in your history? Nothing in the life of the youtubeur has not been the same since last Friday. the bibi class husband (29 years old) formalized the famous separation. While his wife is currently with her new flirt on vacation in Italy, the 29-year-old is spending …

The New Writing Anthology is a collection of well-crafted short stories by some of the best female storytellers around the world. The stories resonate with the cultural moorings of the places in which they take place. A new anthology of short stories brings together women writers from India, the United States, the United Kingdom and …

It’s called Culture, have you ever heard of it? The podcast, that is. Fall River natives Melissa Cole and Kelly Ferreira are the co-hosts of It’s Called Culture, a new podcast about “stories, anecdotes, and historical information about the growth of America’s first generation.” Cole, who grew up in Cabral, and Ferreira met in kindergarten …

By the 1870s, many Wisconsin farmers turned to dairy farming and other crops (wheat farming was failing). In central Wisconsin, in addition to milking cows, many farmers have started growing potatoes. According to the USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Service, Wisconsin farmers cultivated 64,304 acres of potatoes in 1870. That number exploded to 325,000 acres in 1922. …

ten. “I worked for a VERY well known fashion jewelry designer for several years and it was the most toxic and harmful environment I have ever been in. While most of the staff were amazing, the designer herself was physically and (mostly) verbally abusive.” “She withheld paychecks whenever she felt like it, forced salaried employees …

by Marlon Madden Barbados is known as one of the most ideal tourist destinations for many people around the world. However, most people who travel to the Eastern Caribbean island traditionally do so during the winter months in an effort to escape the cold. With this in mind, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI), the organization …

The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories by Rumi Hara of Drawn & Quarterly is slippery when it comes to genre. Once readers think they understand where it would go on the shelf, the stories smile and weave their way like a fading dream only to reappear somewhere unexpected. Hara’s previous work, Nori, also slipped …

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Summer travel should return to normal, according to AAA. AAA reported that 2 Years of Pent Up Demand is set to be released this summer. According to a quarterly survey by The Auto Club Group, Illinois people are more comfortable traveling now than at any time since the pandemic. “62% of …

Good Vibes is all about spotlighting friends, influencers and contributors in the audio and music community to say THANK YOU! Check out these ten stories on the web. Do you have someone to highlight? Leave a comment so we can check them all out. 1. Brand failure 🇺🇸 Are you an audiophile? Do you aspire …

Submitted by Ben Jennings ABINGDON, Va. – Lee Smith, one of Southwest Virginia’s most beloved writers, will be the guest speaker at “Sunday with Friends” at the Abingdon Public Library on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. Smith recently posted a short story, “Blue Marlin.” Originally included in a previous collection of short stories titled …

MONDAY – WOMT Radio was named “Radio Station of the Year” for a medium market and “Social and Digital Operation” of the year on Saturday night. Click here to see other awards we’ve received from the Wisconsin Broadcasting Association. – The Red Cross is again asking the public to donate blood and/or platelets. Click here …

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) — It’s felt like summer the past few days and folks in Mid-Michigan are already looking ahead to the summer travel season. But the state is seeing an increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. Doctor Bobby Mukkamala has been tracking cases during this pandemic. He said the state was much safer for …

Open the audio article player By Staff | on May 13, 2022 Vacations are often a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When relaxing and recharging away from home, the last thing vacationers want to think about is the safety of their home and everything in it. However, the …

An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor has finally told his story, 77 years after the end of World War II. Leon Placek, who lives in Paris, has published a book called I was 10 years old in Bergen Belsen – a memoir of his time at the Nazi concentration camp in northern Germany. Having survived one of …

The City of Half Moon Bay last week prioritized numerous projects for the upcoming fiscal year. These are upgrades the city council and staff hope will improve life on the coast and run the gamut from park maintenance to sewer improvements to affordable housing programs. The City’s Capital Improvement Plan creates a roadmap for city …

Stories from the Past – A 1920s mission trip to Alpine The following is a historical and very interesting memoir written by Harriet Olive Faust recounting a missionary trip she and others from Pennsylvania made to the Alpine and Ivyton communities in the 1920s. This missionary trip took place at the request of of Dr. …

German Christian Brueckner has been named a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann. Brueckner, 44, is currently serving a 7-year prison sentence in Germany for raping an elderly American woman in 2005. Three-year-old Maddie disappeared from a vacation rental while on a family vacation in Portugal. Portugal’s public prosecutor’s office, without …

Welcome TJR readers! Did you spend all day Friday making more phone calls due to “budget cuts” and missing WWE Smackdown? Maybe you spent all day Monday being happy that your relationship was better than Johnny Depp and Amanda Heard’s and Raw missed out. Don’t worry because I’m back with another edit of the top …

Dermatologist-developed skincare brand reaffirms commitment to supporting nurses with second annual docuseries in recognition of National Nurses Week NEW YORK, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Nurses Week, dermatologist-developed skincare brand CeraVe reinforces its commitment to the nursing community with the premiere of Heroes Behind the Masks Chapter 2: A Walk in …

Dermatologist-developed skincare brand reaffirms commitment to supporting nurses with second annual docuseries in recognition of National Nurses Week NEW YORK, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of National Nurses Week, dermatologist-developed skincare brand CeraVe reinforces its commitment to the nursing community with the premiere of Heroes Behind the Masks Chapter 2: A Walk in …

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My name is Richie Stapler. I am the co-founder of Pura, a technology company in the perfume industry. Growing up in Centerville, Utah, I sought out entrepreneurial opportunities selling cookie dough door-to-door, walking neighbors’ dogs, and watering their plants when they were on vacation. . I thank my parents for encouraging and supporting me from …

If you have military experience, Uncle Sam wants you! But, before you rush out and get your fatigues and gear out of the attic, we’re talking recruiting. You see, in the wake of Military Service Week, Col. James Welch, commander of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, is “recruiting” retirees and others who have served to share …

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 Work on Boardwalk Village units nears completion By William Kincaid Photo by Paige Sutter/The Daily Standard The first phase of Boardwalk Village is nearing completion along West Bank Road in Celina. A grand opening event scheduled from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on May 27 will allow the public to discover …

I was not quite nine when I had my first real panic attack. We were on a family vacation in Montenegro, where we went every summer, and it happened at night; I don’t remember what triggered it. I To do remember being rushed to the hospital – the kind of dark Communist-era institution that most …

IN ADDITION! IN ADDITION! The Eau Claire Leader of December 6, 1923 announced the capture of Eau Claire fugitive Edward J. Sailstad. In 1919, Edward J Sailstad was living at 415 Jefferson St. in Eau Claire with his wife, Leona. A year later, he was embroiled in a soap opera-style scandal that shocked his friends …

I don’t know about you, but so far 2022 hasn’t been the fresh start I was hoping for. My year started with an episode of COVID-19 and a canceled mini-vacation. I lost my mother after a long illness (I can hardly write these words.) My car was stolen, but then recovered. My friends and family …

People weigh in on a petition, public transport and house prices Each week, we highlight some of the most insightful, passionate and witty comments shared on Facebook in response to stories in The Herald of Durango. This week, readers weighed in on a petition calling for greater public involvement regarding the relocation of the downtown …

Looking for a quick catch-up on the hottest stories of the week? Here are Inman Top 5, the most essential stories of the week, according to Inman readers. Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com A U.S. District Court judge has granted class certification in one of two federal commission lawsuits that could shake up the real estate …

Photo: Bull-Doser, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons I remember making donuts on my high school’s back lawn (and the grassy/sandy vacant lot next to my buddy’s house)…in my dad’s E150 work van. Besides throwing all the tools in the back (the second incident a friend of mine was riding in the back as there were …

A lot has happened in Cape Town and beyond this week. From a local capturing a huge pod of dolphins dancing with kayakers to homeless people letting us into their world, here are our Top 10 stories of the week: 10. A local caught a huge pod of dolphins while the kayakers got a chance …

There is a large population that loves math. Understanding mathematical concepts and figuring out how to solve confusing equations often makes them smile. They breathe life into the subject and explore more unconventional ways to teach math, so the next generation will love it as much as they do. Interestingly, most of these math enthusiasts …

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A 42-year-old Florida bride and her 31-year-old caterer are accused of serving food containing marijuana to unsuspecting guests at a wedding reception. The women were arrested Monday following an investigation by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, court records show. The two women were charged with tampering, culpable negligence and delivery of …

Michael Ward’s Short Stories, a new book by Michael Ward, has been published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Michael Ward’s Short Stories contain entertaining short stories that are sure to keep you guessing what’s next. “My Lost Treasure”: A man spends his whole life searching for his imaginary treasure, only to lose his real treasure: …

“They say that if a novel is a marriage, a short story is a love story. Great short stories build each sentence to lead to a powerful ending. These short stories deliver. – Lynn Eddy, Vice President of Acquisitions, Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Company Susan M. Obijiski of Sedona has released her latest book, …

Laura YoungECB Publishing, Inc. “Jesus, Jesus, like the perfume after the rain.” This refrain from the song “There’s Something About That Name,” during the musical portion of the Monticello Community Prayer Breakfast on April 7, was a theme that would come up later during lay witness.The rally was hosted by the Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA), …

CNBC US calls for global agreement to end anti-satellite missile testing The US government is seeking to end the practice of anti-satellite missile testing, Vice President Kamala Harris has announced, urging other nations to follow. An Anti-Satellite Weapons Test (ASAT) is a military demonstration in which an orbiting spacecraft is destroyed using a missile system. …

>> Trends Survey Media Kit Survey sheds light on surge in travel demand and reaffirms the need to unplug, recharge and reconnect MCLEAN, Va. — With Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, just a month away, one reality is clear: Americans desperately need a vacation and are feeling the pinch. According to a recent …

Shir Shalom Congregation of Westchester and Fairfield Counties is sponsoring “Lessons, Stories, and Songs from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom”, presented by Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray on Sunday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m., both in person at 46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield, CT and online by pre-registering here. Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray is Cantor and Music Director of Congregation Shir …

Here are some of the top stories from the past week from NBC 6 News: Man charged with murdering ex-Miami mayor’s brother An indictment was entered Thursday in the murder of Jorge Diaz-Johnston, the brother of former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, who was the plaintiff in a landmark same-sex marriage trial. A Leon County circuit …

Skift grip In Skift’s top stories this week, Google joins Prince Harry-backed global partnership Travalyst in an act of sustainability, Europeans set to achieve record summer travel and loyalty schemes are being revamped across large and small travel brands. Mary Ann Ha Throughout the week, we publish original stories day and night covering travel news …

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) – Travelers are on the move for the holiday weekend. With Easter and Passover, as well as the upcoming school vacation week, many people are heading somewhere by car or plane. With travel headaches for many in recent weeks, particularly at airports, we’re hearing nightmare stories. We spoke with a West …

When artist Bill Morrison was a student at Lincoln Park High School, teachers yelled at him for drawing comic book pictures in class. So who could blame the world-renowned comic book artist and illustrator for finding irony that today Lincoln Park is praising him for doing what got him into trouble. Morrison recently created a …

Snapchat is introducing a new “Dynamic Stories” feature that will allow publishers to automatically create stories on the app based on the stories they post online, the company announced Tuesday. Early partners include CNN, Bloomberg, ESPN and more. The new feature uses a publisher’s RSS feed to automatically create and post stories to a publisher’s …