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Ask Dr. Alan: The New Normal
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Ask Dr. Alan: The New Normal

I keep hearing about the “New Normal.” Isn’t that just a nice way of saying everything’s changing? And how good can change be when it’s happening all the time?

Tandoor and Community
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Tandoor and Community

Here is a recipe that simplifies the task of preparing authentic, mouthwatering tandoori chicken. These wonderful ingredients will permeate your kitchen with the fragrance of an exclusive Indian restaurant!

Pets of the Month (August)
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Pets of the Month (August)

Sisters Nuni and Jazmin, about 4-1/2 years old, are medium/large, sweet dogs. Nuni is the “brave” one, unafraid of strangers, likes attention and happy to go for a walk on the street.

Dear Tia Maria Sue,  I need advice on how to handle a neighbor situation
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Dear Tia Maria Sue, I need advice on how to handle a neighbor situation

I need advice on how to handle a neighbor situation. The elderly lady across the street, who has always been a little crotchety, has now utterly lost it. She prowls the neighborhood, looking for “COVID violations.” Two neighbors talking from opposite sides of the street get 10 minutes of screaming profanities because, in her mind, social distancing means not socializing at all.

I filed—now what?
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I filed—now what?

If you filed a federal (and state) tax return, congratulations! While it is an obligation to comply with the tax laws, I think that in pandemic conditions, it may be a bit of an achievement to have filed a timely tax return.

Medical Masks
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Medical Masks

A 17th century plague doctor did not exactly inspire a sense of calm. He would appear in a head-to-toe leather overcoat, leather gloves, a wide-brimmed hat, gripping a wand to poke and prod the patient.

The Humanitarian Visa
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The Humanitarian Visa

Historically, the arm of the Mexican government’s Immigration Services (INM) has always provided relief for any foreign national not able to leave the country due to emergency situations such as health reasons. This is done via an extension of time to remain in-country through the “humanitarian visa.” This was determined on a case-by-case basis, and time frames for the extension were determined the same way.