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A Desk of Their Own

By JESSIE WARDARSKI and PETER ORSI Associated Press As remote schooling surged during the pandemic, parents across the country realized that many kids didn’t have desks at home.So they got busy building, collecting and donating them, giving hundreds or thousands of students workspaces to call their own and helping them …

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NASA Astronaut To Cast Her Ballot from Space

By Shianne Vincent ATLANTA (mocsnews.com) — Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut of 11 years, plans to cast her electoral vote from the International Space Station. Rubins is a resident of Houston, Texas and voting from space is allowed under Texas law. Rubins said, “it’s critical to participate in our democracy. …

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COVID-19 Precautions: Do Students On-Campus Really Feel Safe?

By Luke Dammann CHATTANOOGA, TN (mocsnews.com) After multiple mask mandates, rulings and new safety precautions, half of the college semester is now complete with one major question to ask: do students actually feel safe?             Although there have been plenty of guidelines put into effect on college campuses, students with in-person …

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Two Los Angeles Deputies Shot & Wounded

By: La’Jaunea Esaw CHATTANOOGA TENN (mocsnews.com)- The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office is now searching for a gunman who shot and wounded two of their on duty officers. The shooting took place on Sunday afternoon as two deputies sat in their squad cars. Police have not issued a reward for …

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California Wildfires Continue to Dominate West Coast

By Luke Dammann             SACRAMENTO, Calif. (mocsnews.com) — Wildfires continue to rampage through large parts of California and other western states leaving at least 24 dead. Last week saw an explosion of fires break out in California’s scenic Sierra National Forest, displacing many and even forcing some Labor Day campers to be …

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Wildfires Cause Poor Air Quality

By Laura Phillips    SEATTLE,WA (mocsnews.com)-Smoke from the wildfires burning across California and the Pacific Northwest has caused a drastic drop in air quality.     Residents of these areas have been advised by public health officials to stay inside their homes, keep their windows shut, and set their air conditioners to use …

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