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    Is where you live gaining stature?

    I'll go first, chiming in from Arizona. My take is that we are indeed gaining stature - we have become a battleground state and will supposedly be fiercely contested going forward, though what exactly does "fiercely contested" mean in the age of Covid? We also have a Mayor - Kate Gallego, Democrat and the Phoenix Mayor - who has made numerous TV media appearances in regards to the bumbled Arizona reopening.

    I'd even say that due to our bumbling, Trumppuppet Governor Ducey, we have even gained notoriety - but not the positive kind - with our high Covid numbers since our reopen/partial close.

    But what about where you live? And just to be clear, stature does not have to be Covid-related. Rob

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    What does "stature" mean, in the context of this question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    What does "stature" mean, in the context of this question?
    Fair question, bae. Nationwide attention and prominence of some sort domestically - how's that for a definition? Rob

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    Living in St. Paul, Minnesota, which, as any St. Paulite will tell you, is a completely separate city from Minneapolis, I would note that Minneapolis has had more than its share of nationwide attention and prominence over the last few months but I would not, in any way, call that an increase in "stature".

    ETA Rob, would you like to amend or clarify your definition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    Fair question, bae. Nationwide attention and prominence of some sort domestically - how's that for a definition? Rob
    Are you sure you don't mean notoriety instead of stature?
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    Shitcago is getting known for even worse violence in the hood. A number of children have been shot and some killed.

    I live in the burbs not the city itself.

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    Massachusetts was third worst in the nation in covid stats and no one wanted us visiting them. Maine and Vermont still don't but some other states are welcoming us now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yppej View Post
    Massachusetts was third worst in the nation in covid stats and no one wanted us visiting them. Maine and Vermont still don't but some other states are welcoming us now.
    I see on worldometers.info that Vermont has the LOWEST # of COVID cases in the nation. (yay, VT!) I think Massachusetts has gotten a lot better. The Northeast as a whole is really doing much better. Hope it stays that way.

    ETA: My friend/realtor just posted this article from The New Yorker on Facebook: What Vermont and Its History Might Teach The Nation About Handling The Coronavirus by Bill McKibben

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily...he-coronavirus
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    We were doing so well until they opened the casinos and bars. Ugh!

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    Why care about what other people think of where you live, if you like it?

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