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I want to thank all of you who are reading each week. I am encouraged by the notes and comments that you occasionally send my way, even the ones that correct or challenge from time to time.

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The national efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus have played a dramatic role in changing people’s work, school and public gatherings over the past several weeks. And in response, a majority of Americans have prayed for the end of the pandemic, according to a poll from the Pew…

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TAMPA — One day last week, the math became irrefutable. On that day, Suzanne and Roger Perry laid off 175 employees in their small empire of Tampa Bay restaurants. They couldn’t gather everyone together to explain the layoffs — it would have exceeded the governor’s rules about crowd sizes. T…

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WASHINGTON — When Amy and Jay Hariani bought their 1895 turreted rowhouse here in 2008, a quick flip job had stripped the house of all its interior Victorian frills — without giving them the bedrooms or closet space they needed for their growing family.

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Terrified by the coronavirus, Liz and Ken Frydman fled their apartment in Manhattan for the relative safety of their country house in Connecticut. Then the heating system failed, and they called the local fuel company.

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Baptist Health Madisonville physicians, leaders and clinicians proudly celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to Baptist Health Madisonville Wound Care by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical ou…

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NOTE: I am reviewing this film because of its recent Video On Demand release following a brief theatrical run. I fully acknowledge and respect the decision to close most of the theaters in the country due to COVID-19. Stay safe, everybody.

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Right now, the United States is contemplating the temporary loss of toilet paper (which has only been on a cardboard roll as we know it since 1890, according to Charmin) and appreciating anew what we had taken for granted. It’s a good moment to count our blessings. Fortuitously timed for tho…

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This is how this always happens. This is how disaster overtakes us. We can never see it coming. We have learned to avert, be prepared, and predict a lot of things over the past centuries. But we are still surprised every ten or fifteen years or so by a disease, an attack, greed, or some othe…

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Food writers Cathy Barrow, Aran Goyoaga, Angela Davis, Kristen Hartke and Eliza McGraw recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible, with an emphasis on bread baking. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.

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NOTE: I am reviewing this film because of its upcoming Video On Demand release. I fully acknowledge and respect the decision to close most of the theaters in the country due to COVID-19. Stay safe, everybody.

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Five years ago, I spent the second week of March undergoing my third round of chemotherapy — the 11th week since a cancer diagnosis changed everything in an instant. My red blood cell counts were so low that I couldn’t walk up the stairs in my house without resting halfway up.

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As I write this, the citizens of our communities and our country have made significant alterations to their lifestyles. We are thirsty for answers and hungry for resolve. However, there remains great uncertainty over the course of the foreseeable future.

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As your Circuit Court Clerk, I thank the citizens of Hopkins County for their patience and understanding during this difficult and challenging time. We are still doing our best to serve the public in the areas that we are able.

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WASHINGTON — It was the last day of a 19-day period of daytime fasting for Baha’i believers all over the world. The Washington area’s Baha’i community would have ordinarily been looking forward to joining together at night to feast in celebration and welcome in the Baha’i new year.

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In one of Hank Williams Jr’s songs, he says, “I never back down and I love a good challenge.” I feel the same, but I surely never thought I would face a challenge like this!

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At this time of uncertainty, I would like to thank you all for following the requests from the President and Governor of Kentucky during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Hopkins County Schools has focused on the theme “Vision 2020 — Learn & Inspire” throughout this school year. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried our best to keep that focus while serving our children and the community in ways we could not have anticipated last August.

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James Beard Award-winning author Crescent Dragonwagon recently joined The Washington Post Food staff to answer questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.

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There’s a big mistake at the heart of “The Invisible Man” and that’s letting us know from the very title that there is indeed an invisible man. And if there was any confusion as to the literality of that title, most of us were introduced to this film through a trailer that shows people being…

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What we practice when life is calm and predictable will present itself when life becomes more turbulent and less predictable. It is that spiritual muscle memory that we should be developing in our lives for when trouble rolls in and decides to stay for a while. The same applies to us physica…

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TODAY• There will be a Gospel Singing at 7 p.m. today at New Good Hope Church, located at 390 Good Hope Road, Mannington, KY. This month’s featured group is Divine Mercy from Madisonville, KY.

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The schools in Hopkins County are all about improving reading skills. To that end, they can have some fun with it, as evidenced in the “Read Across America” celebrations of the 116th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

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One of my favorite stories about Jesus and his disciples begins with a question about who to blame. Jesus walked by a blind man and those following him asked, “Teacher, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2, RSV). Jesus immediately turned from assigning blam…

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With “Onward,” one streak was going to come to an end. In one corner was Pixar, who after 25 years of making consistently impressive animated films, might finally release a bad one. In the other corner was 2020, which after two months had yet to see the release of a single film I’d recommend…

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Last week in my “Sonic the Hedgehog” review, I lamented that the title character was a cleaned-up cartoon rather than the “realistic” CGI abomination we were promised that would have made the movie a classic of terrible cinema. This week, with “The Call of the Wild,” we do indeed get a “real…

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There are some basic rules to living a moral life that most people recognize. One that shows up in several places is the principle of “first, do no harm.” There is a myriad of variations of this principle. That probably means it is a good one. The only problem with it standing on its own is …

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As we all attempt to make sense of the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, many in the media are telling us that his legacy was flawed. Leading the pack is “CBS This Morning’s” host and Oprah Winfrey pal Gayle King who recently interviewed former WNBA star and Olympic athlete Lisa Leslie. She asked…

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St. Petersburg, Florida, is like that kid you think will never shake an awful nickname. Then she comes to school one year and she’s suddenly cool. Nobody calls St. Pete “God’s waiting room” anymore.