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South America’s World Cup qualifiers delayed over travel constraints

Jessica Wong

South American soccer’s governing body on Saturday postponed two rounds of 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled later this month because of COVID-19 quarantine rules affecting European-based players and the threat of clubs refusing to release their international stars.

The decision to call off the double matchday, which was set to take place on March 25-26 and 30, was “due to the inability to have all the South American players in a timely manner,” CONMEBOL said in a tweet.

The confederation said it would study the options available in order to reprogram the postponed matches.

FIFA has given clubs

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Explore new worlds with fantasy books | Education

Jessica Wong

Fantasy books offer wonderful opportunities for young readers to use their imaginations while relating to universal themes found in all types of books. The world building inherent in the genre expands ideas for what is possible and helps build empathy. And many fantasies are just plain entertaining.

“LillyBelle: A Damsel Not in Distress” by Joana Pastro is a fun fantasy book that turns the damsel in distress trope on its head. LillyBelle is in training to be a damsel who waits for others to come save her; however, that is not LillyBelle’s style. When she is in trouble, LillyBelle uses

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May your journey to Resurrection Day be filled with blessings and peace | Faith

Jessica Wong

Editor’s Note: With so many churches in our area having to suspend worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking local pastors to partner with us in bringing a daily message of hope and comfort to readers during this difficult time.

The Lenten journey is rapidly leading followers of Jesus to the events of Holy Week and crucifixion. These 40 days (excluding Sundays) symbolize the time our Lord spent in the wilderness after baptism by his cousin John. There he underwent hunger, thirst, spiritual battles and temptation unlike any other person.

Centuries of church tradition have taught us there

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Trump promises to travel to Alaska to campaign against Murkowski

Jessica Wong

Former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump announces new tranche of endorsements DeSantis, Pence tied in 2024 Republican poll Lawmakers demand changes after National Guard troops at Capitol sickened from tainted food MORE vowed to travel to Alaska to campaign against Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSenate rejects Sanders minimum wage hike The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote Hillicon Valley: YouTube to restore Trump’s account | House-passed election bill takes aim at foreign interference | Senators introduce legislation to create international tech partnerships MORE (R) next year as she seeks reelection.


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Public, private entities explore ways to improve transit in Capital City

Jessica Wong

A simple trip across town isn’t so simple for many in the Capital City.

While many in the community don’t worry about how they’re going to get somewhere, for others, it can be a challenging question.

Various services, public and private, try to fill that gap both for people who need it regularly and when there’s an emergency.

Jefferson City has a bus service that runs on weekdays, officials are working on improved bike routes, and the city’s remaining taxi service faced a rough first year in 2020.


The primary source of public transportation found in Jefferson City is

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