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Santa Monica hotel built without permits can remain open

Dec. 14, 2019 1:22 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Santa Monica beachfront hotel built without proper permits and fined nearly $15.6 million will be allowed to remain open. After hours of debate the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 Thursday to approve after-the-fact permits for the Shore Hotel, the Los Angeles Times reported...

Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

Dec. 9, 2019 7:40 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on...

North Korea opens mountain spa, ski resort in tourism push

Dec. 9, 2019 3:07 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that's intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in sanctions to build revenue for its broken economy. Kim cut...

Bohemia lives on at New York City's famed Hotel Chelsea

Dec. 3, 2019 10:48 AM EST

When Colin Miller and Ray Mock set out to document the remaining inhabitants of Hotel Chelsea, the bohemian haven where Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, William S. Burroughs and others once lived and worked, they imagined it as a sort of requiem. After all, much of the 12-story Gilded Age building,...

Utah ski resorts pull out of proposed land swaps

Dec. 1, 2019 3:25 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four Utah ski resorts are backing out of proposed land swaps that would have set aside some of their mountainside terrain for conservation in exchange for public lands near their bases. The resorts made the decision after determining their lands on the steep slopes are worth so much...

New gondola closes due to malfunction day after opening

Nov. 26, 2019 12:13 PM EST

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The new gondola at Steamboat Resort in northern Colorado has been shut down because of a mechanical malfunction. The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports that with a busy holiday week ahead, crews were working to repair the gondola, but a timeline for its reopening was not...

Leaders work to combat rise in number of homeless students

Nov. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Kim Baker was facing eviction from her home in Fuquay-Varina, her housing choices to keep her family off the streets were limited. Baker was only making $8.50 an hour at Biscuitville so the single mom turned to getting a cheap motel room for her and her children. She found herself...

Downtown Clemson hotel to employ special needs students

Nov. 24, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — ClemsonLIFE sophomore David "Tanner" Smith currently works two on-campus jobs — one at Fike Recreation Center and the other in the Division of Undergraduate Studies — but he already has a new job lined up at the Shepherd Hotel, opening Summer 2021. The Shepherd Hotel will...

Hotel-stay limit sparks homeless concerns in Georgia city

Nov. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A northeast Georgia city could tighten rules limiting how long someone can stay in a hotel, prompting concerns about harms to people who would otherwise be homeless. The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board recently recommended in a split vote that the Gainesville City Council...

Yellowstone looking at Wi-Fi upgrades for some buildings

Nov. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park officials have unveiled a proposal from a company that wants to install Wi-Fi in the park’s developed areas. AccessParks, a wireless network company, has proposed upgrading internet infrastructure all over the park within buildings managed by Xanterra...