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Nevada distilleries turning hooch into hand sanitizer

Mar. 29, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Several alcohol distilleries in Nevada unable to make liquor under current coronavirus shutdowns are turning their attention to another product to help soothe customers. They're combining their key ingredient — ethanol, which kills germs — with aloe vera or other chemicals...

Opelika distillery to make sanitizer

Mar. 28, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — John Emerald Distilling Co. is finding a way to serve the community more than just hard alcohol. The Opelika alcohol distillery is providing local businesses sanitation products and will begin providing the rest of the community with a hot commodity — hand sanitizer —...

Alaska governor issues orders aimed at slowing virus spread

Mar. 27, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued orders Friday to restrict in-state travel and Alaskans' public activities in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The orders came as the state announced the second death of an Alaska resident related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the...

People from Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, hand out kits to make surgical masks causing a traffic jam in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The plan is for citizens to make the masks, which take around a half-hour each to put together, and then drop the completed masks off. Hundreds of kits were handed out, enough to make more than 8,000 masks. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)

Jobless claims soar in Oregon from COVID-19 layoffs

Mar. 26, 2020 7:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jobless claims are soaring in Oregon as the state nears the end of its first week under Gov. Kate Brown's stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Oregon Department of Employment said Thursday. Since March 15, the state has received 76,500 initial unemployment claims....

College bribery scandal figure freed early over virus fear

Mar. 26, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California winemaker who was convicted in the college admissions bribery scandal has been released early from federal prison because of concerns over the coronavirus. Agustin Huneeus Jr., 54, was freed on March 17, two weeks before the end of his five-month prison term, after U.S....

FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon speaks during a press conference at the Kendrick Gallery in Cheyenne, Wyo. Hair and nail salons, massage parlors and tattoo shops are shutting down in Wyoming in response to Gordon's latest order to control the spread of the coronavirus. The order lasts through April 3. Gordon says in a statement he sympathizes with people affected by the order, especially small-business owners. (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP, File)

Wyoming governor hints COVID-19 limits may go beyond April 3

Mar. 25, 2020 9:03 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Restrictions on public gathering and businesses to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus will be in effect longer than planned, Wyoming's governor suggested Wednesday. Through April 3, Gov. Mark Gordon has prohibited gatherings of more than 10 people at a time and shut down a...

A person wearing protective masks due to coronavirus fears walks past a boarded up business in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Business Fallout: Nike cites jump in online sales in China

Mar. 24, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unprecedented shock to the global economy. Here's a look at developments Tuesday as central banks, businesses and workers attempt to navigate a global outbreak that has brought economic activity to a standstill. The latest...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

The (Munster) Times. March 22, 2020 Don't just look for helpers; become one in COVID-19 fight. Look for the helpers. The late, great Fred Rogers, an icon of children's television in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, once asked us all to do this in times of great strife. The coronavirus certainly places us in one of...

Local distillery debuts Snowdrop Gin sanitizer

Mar. 24, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — The Saxtons River Distillery has joined other Vermont craft distilleries in doing what they can to solve the widespread shortage of hand sanitizer during the coronavirus crisis. The Brattleboro-based distillery is now making super high-proof gin, which is double the alcohol content...

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham confirmed a new coronavirus infection that has no apparent link to travel on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, during a news conference on the floor of the state House of Representatives in Santa Fe, N.M. She also issued orders to limit the spread of the contagion by restricting restaurants to take-out service and closing down movie theaters, gyms, spas and shopping malls. New Mexico is bracing for the possible spread of coronavirus to some of America's most remote, impoverished communities, as hospitals across the state prepare to convert operating rooms into acute respiratory care units. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

New Mexico bans nonessential business activity, outings

Mar. 23, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced a sweeping new public health order that aims to keep most residents at home, prohibits public gatherings of more than five people and halts nonessential business activity that can't be done from remotely, in efforts to curb the spread of the...