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Top Instagram trends for 2021 promise us a big year for this social network. Introduction of IGTV, new features such as live video, interactive ad options helped brands easily engage with their audiences. Instagram is also focused on assisting users in finding relevant content through an algorithm system that suggests

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms available today with 187 million users worldwide. It is a brilliant platform that can be used to promote your brand and business in many ways. This article will explore 5 strategies that you can apply to get more customers on

Julie Akins is a known commodity in southern Oregon. A former reporter for the Mail Tribune and Daily Tidings, and a former manager for KOBI, she had a front row seat to learn about local issues, taking a particular concern for homelessness. For Akins, her observations about homelessness translated to

Sometimes when we’re searching for answers, we find them in a song—the lyrics, the melody, the beat, all help convey the way we are feeling. Singer/songwriter Sarah Dion Brooks has opened herself up to be a source for healing, through her life and music, but even more from the power

A child’s development benefits greatly from outdoor activities. Recent studies show that 90% of our time is spent indoors. Children are spending less time outdoors due to structured academic activities, overuse of computers, and a decrease in inspiring and safe outdoor activities. In return, this limits their exposure to daylight

Although the U.S. COVID-19 vaccine rollout still lags behind, accessibility has increased. And now that President Biden has instructed states to make vaccines available to every adult by May, many are wondering whether it’ll be too long before things get back to normal again. However, leading infectious disease expert Dr.

What is sustainable living? According to, “Sustainable living is a lifestyle that aims to reduce one’s environmental impact, in ways that are sustainable both for the Earth and for the person.” You and your family’s awareness of sustainability and the actions you all take to live a more eco-friendly

Agent Orange is one of the horrors of the Vietnam War. A defoliant produced by DOW Chemical and dropped from war planes; burning trees as well as people, it was like raining fire—and, has continued to plagued southeast Asia for decades with poisoned water sources and human deformities. Banned from

Sara Bristol stepped into the mayor position in Grants Pass with a certain gusto–and a promise to celebrate what’s great about the city, but also not to shy away from its problems. As she finishes her first busy month as the mayor, the Messenger asked a few questions. Rogue Valley Messenger: In your

It makes unfortunate sense that many of the nation’s most vulnerable populations also have the highest risks of contracting COVID-19. Nursing home residents and minority communities are among those groups for which medical experts are most concerned. But considering that the 2.3 million people incarcerated nationwide are nearly five times