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Afternoon News Update, 3/9/21

By Jackie Park

In local news, the Boone Town Council passed a resolution banning anti-homeless architecture in Boone. The Appalachian reported that the Boone Fair Housing Task Force created the resolution to prevent things like bench armrests and spiked sidewalks from coming to the High Country. Boone does not currently have anti-homeless architecture.

In state news, the North Carolina chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is suing the state of North Carolina. Earlier this year the Department of Motor Vehicles decided to stop printing license plates donning the Confederate flag because of its racist history. WFAE reported that a commander of the group says the DMV was uncommunicative with them or their lawyers and acted “in bad faith.” A DMV spokesperson says they do not comment on pending litigation.

In national news, the CDC announced things people can do after they are fully vaccinated. NPR reported that fully vaccinated people can gather in small groups without masks and visit those who are unvaccinated but at low risk. The new guidance does, however, say fully vaccinated people should still wear masks in public.

Now, here is your report. Today we’ll see a high of 60, a low of 35, and lots of sunshine.

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