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Calling the fight against coronavirus a “war” can motivate but also mislead

Calling the fight against coronavirus a “war” can motivate but also mislead

Donald Trump has called himself a “wartime president” and said coronavirus is an “invisible enemy.” The former CDC director has warned of a “long war ahead.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called on the public to support our “troops,” otherwise known as health care workers. The now-common metaphors comparing the efforts to stop coronavirus…MORE

Gun retailers deemed ‘essential service’ by federal government

Gun retailers deemed ‘essential service’ by federal government

As states around the country issue “stay-at-home” orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, firearm and ammunition retailers have been designated an “essential service,” according to updated guidance from the federal government. Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, identified “firearm and ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” as critical infrastructure…MORE

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Serving and trying to protect against a threat we can’t see, law enforcement officials around the country are grappling with policing during the coronavirus pandemic. Big departments such as in New York or Detroit are shifting resources and people around to ensure essential work gets done as their workforces are reduced by the virus. Sheriffs’…MORE

Dolly Parton donates $1 million toward coronavirus research

Dolly Parton donates $1 million toward coronavirus research

Dolly Parton, no one can hold a candle to you. The legendary performer on Wednesday announced she was making a $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research. “My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research…MORE

‘Tiger King’: ‘Doc’ Antle and Jeff Lowe speak out against docuseries

‘Tiger King’: ‘Doc’ Antle and Jeff Lowe speak out against docuseries

Bhagavan “Doc” Antle doesn’t think people should take “Tiger King” very seriously. The founder of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.) appears in the hit Netflix docuseries and has not been happy about his portrayal. He told The Media Exchange that it’s “not a documentary.” “This is a salacious, outrageous ride through…MORE

Florida governor: We’ll take state residents only from Zaandam cruise ship

Florida governor: We’ll take state residents only from Zaandam cruise ship

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday his state was willing to accept Floridians on board a cruise ship seeking to disembark in Florida after more than 190 guests and crew reported flu-like symptoms, including eight passengers who tested positive for Covid-19. But DeSantis expressed concerns about taking in others given the state’s limited hospital beds. “We…MORE

More than 12,000 people want to be part of NASA’s next class of astronauts

More than 12,000 people want to be part of NASA’s next class of astronauts

NASA received an out-of-this-world number of applicants in this last month for its new class of astronauts. More than 12,000 people from every corner of the US, including its four territories, have applied to be NASA’s next class of astronauts. That’s the second-highest number of applicants NASA has ever received, according to a news release.…MORE

What the pandemic means for your Easter food shopping

What the pandemic means for your Easter food shopping

It may not feel like it, but Easter is just around the corner. Last year, about 80% of Americans planned to celebrate the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. In 2019, most people said they planned to spend the day with family and friends and cook a holiday meal. This year, social distancing practices…MORE

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ADOPT KELLY McCOY!

ADOPT KELLY McCOY!

Our own Kelly McCoy is up for adoption to help benefit the Humane Educational Society!

4:20 Flashback: 747

4:20 Flashback: 747

This bands personal Boeing 747 was badly damaged after colliding with a tow truck while grounded at Santiago, Chile, 2016.