Happy Sunday! For those who celebrate Easter and for those who don’t, today's headlines have a little bit of something for everyone. Drive-thru egg hunts, travel restrictions lifted for domestic travel in American, things to do over this long weekend in Seattle, rural Louisiana vaccine rollout, and police violence demonstrations all grace front cover news across the country. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on FreedomForum.org.
The News Virginian, Published in Waynesboro, VA. USA
This will be the second Easter Christians will have to celebrate in quarantine. Many churches, community centers, and other local entities that typically celebrate the holiday were up to the challenging task of once again finding a way to safely commemorate. With some states more open than others there is no one size fits all solution. In Augusta County, VA children 10 and under had the chance to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt eggs on Saturday morning at the Augusta County Government Center. With only one family out of their cars at a time, the drive thru-Easter event allowed families to safely take pictures with the Easter Bunny and participate in a mini egg hunt.
New Haven Registered Published in New Haven, CT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or going into quarantine afterward. Although many are urging Americans to not travel due to rising numbers, it is a lower risk if you’re fully vaccinated. With summer approaching many government officials are urging Americans to vaccinate themselves to allow everyone to have a safe summer.
The Seattle Times,Published in Seattle, WA. USA
With many people having a four or five day weekend due to Easter holidays, Seattle Times put together a comprehensive list of what is happening this weekend across the city. From enjoying restaurant week to being an extra in a movie there are plenty of covid safe fun things to do.
The Times Published in Shreveport, LA
Rural Louisianans lag in the state’s urban residents in COVID-19 vaccinations by 31%, according to The Daily Advertiser's analysis of data from Louisiana’s Department of Health. More than half of Louisianans live in areas with fewer than 1,000 residents per square mile, rural parts of the state, like the Alexandria, Lake Charles and Acadiana regions, have lagged behind the state’s urban areas in vaccinations for months as eligibility for the shots has expanded. Although residents have the eligibility, they’re simply not being vaccinated. Government officials are working on ways to get rural residents vaccinated.
Denton Record Chronicle Published in Denton, TX
Demonstrators rallied on the Square on Saturday afternoon in support of Darius Tarver, a 23-year-old University of North Texas student who was shot and killed by Denton police last year. In mid-March, the Denton Police Department officer who shot Tarver was not indicted after a Denton County grand jury returned a no-bill in the shooting. Kevin Tarver spoke last before the rally concluded, saying in part that he believes his son’s death can result in major change and help other families avoid similar tragedies.
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