Sunday Reads: Aug. 22

Happy weekend Great Falls.

The New York Times: Can’t see pictures in your mind? You’re no alone.

PBS News Hour: Can qualified immunity and police accountability coexist?

Kaiser Health News: ‘We Sent a Terrible Message’: Scientists say Biden jumped the gun with vaccine booster plan

Associated Press: U.S. health officials call for booster shots against COVID-19

PBS News Hour: COVID-19 surge: Why we need more data on breakthrough infections

Defense One: Defense secretary orders U.S. airlines to help with evacuation

The Atlantic: Afghanistan is your fault

The New York Times: In a first, U.S. declares shortage on Colorado River, forcing water cuts

The Washington Post: The Nine: Baseball is confronting a decline in African American players. The stories of these
nine athletes demonstrate why — and what the sport can do to turn the tide.

NPR: School COVID polls: Parents support masks, oppose vaccine mandates

The New York Times: Cutoff of jobless benefits is found to get few back to work

Times Union: Pandemic makes recycled plastic profitable for first time

The Roanoke Times: Roanoke-area recycling center develops plan for its big pile of glass

The Washington Post: In the early 1990s, heat waves battered Philadelphia’s most vulnerable communities. The lessons learned are helping today.

Axios: Macy’s, Walmart, Target: The economy through retail’s lens

NPR: Back to school: Can special education make up for lost time?

The New York Times: Start-up boom in the pandemic is growing stronger

The Seattle Times: When a homeless encampment was cleared, no one went to a shelter. The reasons are complicated

NPR: Heat is killing workers in the U.S. — and there are no federal rules to protect them

Reuters: U.S. homebuilder confidence falls to 13-month low in August

Forbes: The pandemic has forever changed the active outdoor business

The New York Times: When Kmart moved out, churches and flea markets moved in

The New York Times: How a ’00s college debate team predicted today’s culture wars (opinion)

NPR: Finding workers is harder than ever. The economic impact could be significant