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Must Read Wednesday, June 3, 2020



Kids and racial bias, mall shopping reinvented, hair salon changes

local, up to date news

Will we be washing our own hair?

Mall Shopping – Reinvented for Covid-19
Retail shops in malls start reopening at Poughkeepsie Galleria and the Galleria at Crystal Run 

Where do children learn racial bias?
How it is addressed at home makes all the difference


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