Today’s news takes a look around the country at local trends and events—from outdoor education and new ways to encourage physical education, to supporting local business and economy, to coronavirus and election news. These stories were collected from Newseum:
Kennebec Journal, Published in Augusta, Maine
A Richmond High School physical education teacher got a grant to fund 23 mountain bikes for classes in the district. Joe Viselli, the teacher, is teaching students how to ride bikes, supplying another way to fulfill exercise and physical fitness in this time of social distancing.
The Westerly Sun, Published in Westerly, Rhode Island
In Richmond, Rhode Island, eighth grade science and social studies classes left campus and their computer screens behind for outdoor lessons at a local pond. The students noted how the severe drought in the area had impacted the water levels in the pond—noting stranded mussels and fish along the banks. The classes also discuss land use, collect specimens, and do kayaking activities.
Quad-City Times, Published in Davenport, Iowa
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved the Quad-Cities and two other areas as Mississippi River ports. The Corn Belt Ports is a bi-state collaboration expected to encourage investment and produce infrastructure improvements in the area.
Las Vegas Review-Journal, Published in Las Vegas, Nevada
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden campaigned in Las Vegas on Friday. He held a drive-in rally with approximately 100 cars of 200 people. He targeted how Trump is handling COVID-19 and put an emphasis on voting early. Later, he also attended a meeting with Latino leaders and community members in the area.
Marshfield News Herald, Published in Marshfield, Wisconsin
The pandemic has caused food shortages in communities of Marshfield, Wisconsin. Local organizations, including school districts and food pantries, have seen increases in how many people they are serving per month. The food services are also in need of donations, as emergency supply stocks are being wiped out.
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