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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s own proposed guidelines include using race as a metric in determining who gets the early doses of the vaccine. But some people are horrified by the idea of leaving people unvaccinated for a deadly virus to “level the playing field.”

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A: No, because I forget. I just like to backpack. My personality is definitely a silent supporter. The way I show love — it's through small actions. It is way more than me proclaiming something out loud. The tension I feel [about the Atlanta spa shootings], I remember the same tension of when George Floyd was murdered. There have to be actions somewhere. I've never been outwardly "Black is Beautiful" even though I believe it; I just like to do the [outdoors] things.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and racial justice protests have come together to produce one of the strangest ironies of 2020: Many of the same people who publicly support defunding the police and curtailing the reach of the criminal justice system are calling for law enforcement to police minor behaviors.

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Recognizing future challenges of food insecurity, St. George’s Episcopal Church and the Northern Neck Food Bank are co-sponsoring a public forum on Friday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Featuring award-winning author and food council advocate Mark Winne, the forum will explore ways to address these

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