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147 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison COVID-19-positive

Aug. 5, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

Nearly 150 Vermont inmates housed in a Mississippi prison have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, the head of the Vermont Corrections Department announced Wednesday. Vermont houses 219 inmates at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, Mississippi, because of...

Ana Dominguez stands outside her mobile home near Leadville, Colo., on Thursday, July 16, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has virtually shut down the region's tourism industry, which provides jobs for Dominguez and hundreds of other immigrants from Mexico and other Latin American countries (Nathaniel Minor/Colorado Public Radio via AP)

In Leadville, coronavirus closures expose economy inequity

Jul. 26, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — When she left Mexico for a single-wide tan-colored mobile home, with cordwood stacked outside the front door and a handful of toys strewn about a tiny front yard, just outside of Leadville, Colorado, Ana Dominguez thought she’d be there for just two years. That was 16 years...

Ski area owned by gov's family, other resorts get PPP loans

Jul. 6, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An investment group led by the family of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu benefited from a program created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Waterville Valley Holdings, which received between $350,000 and $1 million from the Paycheck Protection...

Hospitality industry may suffer from foreign visa suspension

Jul. 5, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — After hosting exchange students from all over the world for the last 15 years, Whitefish resident Sue Moll will have a much quieter house this ski season. Every year, Moll hosts foreign J-1 visa workers who travel to the U.S. to work at Whitefish Mountain Resort (WMR) as part of a...

Kennett High School graduate Helen Badger waves while riding with family members on a ski chairlift to the summit of Cranmore Mountain Resort to receive his diploma, Saturday, June 13, 2020, in North Conway, N.H. The school came up with a unique commencement ceremony in order to adhere to the social-distancing guidelines necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic. Badger, who was a captan on the soccer and nordic skiing teams, will attend Bates College after taking a gap year. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

New Hampshire seniors receive diploma on mountain top

Jun. 13, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

A look at coronavirus-related developments around New England on Saturday. NEW HAMPSHIRE It’s all downhill from here for New Hampshire high school seniors who got their diplomas atop a mountain before riding a chairlift back to the ski area’s base. With high school graduation ceremonies in jeopardy...