> The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it’s extending its flexibilities allowing schools to continue their summer meal programs and serve FREE meals to all students through Dec. 31. Meaning, no students will be charged for breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria.
So far, only Jordan and Granite School Districts have taken advantage of the extension.
> With all the fires burning in California, the state can use all the help they can get, so California Gov. Newsom signed a bill allowing inmates to become firefighters. CAL FIRE trains minimum-security prison inmates who volunteer to perform the same work as their crews. Volunteer inmates also perform conservation and community service projects.
> The Mystery Of Those Sketchy Mailed Seed Packets Is Solved. It’s a ‘brushing’ campaign, in which items of small value are sent to people whose online accounts have been hacked, or are sent to people as a “gift” in order to leave a positive review from a “verified buyer” (which is weighted higher because the person nominally bought and used the product).