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“Lockeford residents will soon have access to one of the world’s leading delivery innovations.”

California state Assembly member Heath Flora, regarding Amazon’s testing of its drone delivery in Lockeford, Calif. The delivery service, called Prime Air, will begin in Lockeford later this year and will be able to deliver packages weighing up to five pounds. (The Hill — June 13, 2022)

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  • Erin Carroll-Manning, the owner of Massachusetts-based Gentle Giraffes, which helps new parents set up routines and spaces for newborns, regarding the increased demand for her services throughout all of New England. Thirteen states, including all six New England states, had more births in 2021 than in 2019. Birthrates dropped the most in California, Hawaii and New Mexico. (Stateline — June 7, 2022)
  • Sarah Epperson, a queer artist and illustrator who focuses on social justice issues and politics, regarding the unveiling of a new stamp featuring former first lady Nancy Reagan at the beginning of Pride month. The Forever Stamp is meant to celebrate the centennial of Reagan’s birth, on July 6, 1921, which was delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many members of the LGBTQ+ community feel as though it is a “slap in the face” due to the Reagan administration’s slow response to the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s which, many in the community believe, cost tens of thousands of lives. (NPR — June 9, 2022)
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