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She knows the way to her legislators' hearts.

You might not remember where you were on the morning of Jan. 9, 2014.

But if you were one of the 300,000 people who woke up to find that their shower smelled like cough syrup, I'm going to guess that you remember.

Just outside of Charleston, West Virginia, a tank leaked a chemical pollutant into the Elk River. And suddenly, hundreds of thousands of people couldn't use their water. Officials said not to bathe in it, wash dishes with it, cook with it, or (especially!) drink it.


Some residents were without water for two months.

People were understandably angry. They organized. They lobbied for tighter regulation. They pulled together and made historic progress.

Lori Jo Magana had never lobbied her representatives before. But she's one smart cookie, and she had an idea.

She started baking.

Her sweet touch opened doors.

Legislators were happy to see her (wouldn't you be?) and they listened to her message.


To all the statesmen and stateswomen reading this: Do you want her to lobby you? Check out her Facebook page!

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

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