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Community Voices: Sheltering Responsibly Doesn't Mean You Have to Stay Inside—but You Must Be Careful and Respectful While Outdoors

Community Voices: Sheltering Responsibly Doesn't Mean You Have to Stay Inside—but You Must Be Careful and Respectful While Outdoors

Apr 02, 2020 15:00  |  Craig Childs, High Country News

People have been trying to get outdoors during this COVID-19 pandemic, and I don’t blame them. Without fresh air to breathe, clear sunlight or mist on our eyelids, I don’t think we can remain sane.

And...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 2, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for April 2, 2020!

Apr 02, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's face-mask-wearing weekly Independent comics page: The K Chronicles has a wish for mega-churches; This Modern World offers up the latest edition of Life in the Coronaverse; Jen Sorensen pr...

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Know Your Neighbors: Meet Dr. Dana Ratnayake, a Local Physician Who Understands It Takes More Than Opioids to Properly Manage Pain

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Dr. Dana Ratnayake, a Local Physician Who Understands It Takes More Than Opioids to Properly Manage Pain

Apr 01, 2020 15:30  |  Anita Rufus

Dr. Dilangani (Dana) Ratnayake, 35, has been a Cathedral City resident since 2016.

“It’s emotionally draining to deal with patients who are in pain,” she says. However, she’s decided that emotional dra...

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Savage Love: My Husband Isn't Pleasing Me Sexually; Should We Discuss Opening Our Marriage (Post-Pandemic, That Is)?

Savage Love: My Husband Isn't Pleasing Me Sexually; Should We Discuss Opening Our Marriage (Post-Pandemic, That Is)?

Apr 01, 2020 13:40  |  Dan Savage

My husband and I got married in August 2019, and we were together for more than five years before getting married. I’m very happy and love him with all my heart. I want to have his kids and support hi...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for March 26, 2020!

Mar 26, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's takeout-ordering, working-from home weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorensen ponders what the GOP is doing while you manage your anxiety; (Th)ink looks at a way in which the United St...

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Savage Love: Is It OK to Keep Seeing My Emergency-Room-Doctor FWB During the Pandemic?

Savage Love: Is It OK to Keep Seeing My Emergency-Room-Doctor FWB During the Pandemic?

Mar 25, 2020 13:45  |  Dan Savage

My question is on managing “gray area” intimacies during the pandemic. I have a lover/friend I’ve been hanging out with—fucking, drinking tea, going on hikes, eating ice cream, watching movies and oth...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page: March 19, 2020!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page: March 19, 2020!

Mar 19, 2020 08:00  |  Staff

On this week's laid-off, shut-in, sad, but determined-to-get-through-this weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World gets pandemic advice from the Invisible Hand of the Free Market; Jen Sorensen ...

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Know Your Neighbors: A Look at the Week When the Pandemic Reality Set In, Through the Eyes of One of Your At-Risk Senior Neighbors—Me

Know Your Neighbors: A Look at the Week When the Pandemic Reality Set In, Through the Eyes of One of Your At-Risk Senior Neighbors—Me

Mar 18, 2020 15:30  |  Anita Rufus

Although I had been following the development of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, it still seemed somewhat remote from the life we live in the Coachella Valley. It was in that state of mind that I dec...

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