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Pain is worth the gain

With COVID-19 cases rapidly increasing, it is exciting to receive Moderna’s 94.1 percent efficacy and 100 percent effectiveness against severe COVID-19 news, since I am a volunteer participant in their vaccine clinical trial.

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Jesus and the election

I think this is almost invariably (note the tiny escape clause) an accurate statement: Lutheran pastors do not tell parishioners how to vote.

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A fruitful session

I am excited to continue updating you on the results of our two-week legislative special session. The House and Senate returned to Columbia last month to complete some unfinished business after our regular session was unexpectedly cut short in March, (no) thanks to COVID-19.

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