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Where Have You Been?

November 10, 2022

On November 2, the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, were seen in Tromsø, Norway. The colorful display has dazzled people for as long there have been people to see it. For people who live in countries in the…

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What's Your Animal Story?

November 3, 2022

Sir Väs, a deadly, seven-foot-long king cobra, escaped from its enclosure at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden, on October 22. A week later, after a desperate search, staff members were relieved to find that the snake had returned on its…

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What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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Can You Set the Scene?

October 13, 2022

Imagine you’re reading two articles about a Halloween parade. One includes only numerical information: the temperature outside, the number of people in attendance, a ranking of the costumes. The other includes facts, but it also describes the sights and sounds…

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Can You Hook Readers?

October 6, 2022

Nothing draws a reader into a story like a great lede. A lede is an article’s first sentence or paragraph. It introduces a story, provides key information, and makes a reader want to know more. Sometimes, a lede contains an…

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The Kid Report: Bringing Books

October 5, 2022

Some charitable groups take donations of more than just money. They may need resources directly from the community. Book drives are a way for people to come together to collect books for those in need. You can read about Emily…

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Health

TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was once again safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why…

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Arts

The Art of Work

September 15, 2022

There’s a mural in Winsted, Connecticut, that’s five stories tall and 120 feet long. Artist Ellen Griesedieck came up with the idea in 1999. She created the mural with help from thousands of students all over the country. More than…

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The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…

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Community

Help Wanted: Lifeguard

June 27, 2022

This summer, the nation is facing a lifeguard shortage. Many pools are struggling to stay open. The shortage affects one-third of pools in the United States. That’s according to the American Lifeguard Association. The group expects half of all U.S.…

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