Habitat for Humanity’s Goleta ReStore Holds Clearance Sale Before Its Closure

Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County (Habitat) is permanently closing the ReStore, the nonprofit’s retail arm, because of financial losses incurred since its temporary closure at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A clearance sale will take place August 6-16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Since 2012, the Goleta ReStore has accepted community donations of …

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Church leaders criticize Sen. Mastriano’s views on Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 restrictions

Amber South Chambersburg Public Opinion Published 4:08 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 A group of nearly 50 local religious leaders criticized state Sen. Douglas Mastriano in an open letter this week, saying he twists the meaning of Bible scriptures to support his opposition to restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.    “We, the undersigned …

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Prepaid postage will be included for mail-in ballots for the 2020 general election in Pa.

Teresa Boeckel York Daily Record Published 4:27 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 Voters won’t need to buy a stamp to mail in their absentee or mail-in ballot this fall, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State. The Pennsylvania Department of State says it will pick up the cost of the postage for the 2020 general election so that …

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Sister, sister

Taking summer classes during a pandemic has been exactly the headache one might expect, and I often find myself longing for campus. Sometimes, if I squint, I can see the Campanile as I stare out my window, strategically looking through the abundance of plants I have accumulated during my time in quarantine.  To help curb …

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Updated: Man charged with killing, burning 2 men surrenders to police

Shelly Stallsmith York Daily Record Published 3:30 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 Updated July 31: Ezequiel B. Almodovar surrendered to East Lampeter Township Police on Friday. A Lancaster County man charged with shooting two men and burning their bodies surrendered to East Lampeter Township Police on Friday. Police charged Ezequiel B. “Zeke” Almodovar, 36, of …

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Pa. sex buyer given immunity seems to have 2015 conviction for similar conduct: records

Dylan Segelbaum York Daily Record Published 12:12 PM EDT Jul 31, 2020 A man who was not charged after confessing to paying at least two times for sex and later given immunity in Cumberland County appears to have a 2015 conviction for patronizing prostitutes, according to court records. On Aug. 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania State …

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Hotspots represent a baby step to closing our digital divide

Many of the emergency responses to closing the digital divide amid the COVID-19 crisis have been tied to schools. For example, policymakers have coordinated with schools to disperse hotspots and devices to school-age children. While these actions are important, especially as distance learning becomes even more of a norm, our long-term approach to closing the …

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