While outdoor recreation can provide relief for people tired of staying at home, Wahl acknowledged that social distancing isn’t so easy in certain settings, such as raft trips or guided backcountry treks. She said the recreation roundtable is working on a set of guidelines for businesses and states. … [Read more...] about Majority of outdoor recreation businesses report layoffs, drops in revenue during pandemic
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Christian Cooper, the Black man who filmed a White woman calling the police on him while he was birdwatching in May in New York's Central Park, explaining why he won't cooperate with the Manhattan district attorney's investigation into the woman's behavior … [Read more...] about 5 things to know for July 9: Coronavirus, SCOTUS, schools, RNC, Brazil
“We need to think about what our priorities are as a society, and some other things may just have to wait,” said Helen Jenkins, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Boston University. “I think there are hard choices having to be made by decision makers.” … [Read more...] about Virus cases jump in worst-hit trio of US, Brazil and India
In the college town of Gainesville, Fla., the United Daughters of the Confederacy were given a statue of a Confederate soldier known as “Ole Joe” after a local history museum declined to accept it and a veterans group objected to its transfer to a nearby park. The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a heritage group that has been accused of supporting white supremacist ideas, erected the monument in 1904 in front of the Alachua County courthouse. … [Read more...] about What happens to Confederate statues after they’re removed?
On Saturday, West made the surprise announcement that he is running for president, saying in a tweet that Americans must come together “by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.” His announcement was met with surprise and skepticism, with some speculating if it is merely a publicity stunt for his new album or a ploy to draw black votes away from Democrats. … [Read more...] about Kanye West Rips Biden Over ‘You Ain’t Black’: Democrats Are Threatening Black People into Their Party