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FILE - In this July 29, 1968, file photo, blues/rock singer Janis Joplin performs at the Newport Folk Festival with her band Big Brother and the Holding Company in Costa Mesa, Cal. Threadgill's, a live-music venue in Texas where college student Janis Joplin launched her singing career, will not be reopening after the coronavirus pandemic lifts. The shutdown was to have been temporary, but Wilson made the shutdown permanent Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo, File)

Texas venue that launched Janis Joplin's career set to close

Apr. 21, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A live-music venue in Texas where college student Janis Joplin launched her singing career will not be reopening after the coronavirus pandemic lifts. Owner Eddie Wilson said that he plans to sell the property on Austin's North Lamar Boulevard that has been Threadgill’s for 87...

School district pays $410K to employee who raised concerns

Apr. 8, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Public Schools will pay $410,000 to a former employee who said she was fired for raising red flags over a lack of safety for seventh-graders working with dangerous equipment including band saws and nail guns. The Portland school board unanimously approved the settlement...