YOU DID IT!
Our 2020 Holiday Match Campaign went over the top. More than 40 of you contributed; last time I looked, the average donation was a bit over $60 each. Your generosity--and your efforts in getting your friends and neighbors involved--paid off. Read more . . . .
Letter from the Chair
There is a lot to fix here. When I see images of strife, rage, anger, insurrection, and our beloved and now-defiled U.S. Capitol, I think of all that we have to do to repair us. . . . Read More
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COVID data for Douglas County as of January 22, 2021 (for more information about COVID-19 in our county, visit the county's site).
Article Summary: Opening up both closed and hamstrung businesses endowed U.S. citizens with an unwarranted confidence and justification for flouting the urgent calls from medical experts to wear masks, stay six feet away, and avoid gatherings. The number of new cases per day is accelerating (and a concomitant rise in deaths per day is only three to five weeks behind). Graphs, when interpreted correctly, show where the pandemic has been—and where it is heading.
Citizens of the United States are in particular peril. It's time to push our Pied Piper into a cave and, to stretch the metaphor, summon new leadership to lead the rats out of Washington.