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Some legislative leaders benefited from pandemic loans

Jul. 6, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal program criticized by Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon for helping special interests provided a forgivable loan of between $1 million and $2 million to the law firm where her husband works, according to data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday. Other...

FILE - In this May 8, 2019, file photo, the Santa Fe Opera awaits its summer season in Santa Fe, N.M. The Santa Fe Opera, Meow Wolf and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among the New Mexico businesses that received loans from the federal government as part of massive effort to support the economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)

Opera, balloon fest among businesses getting virus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera, the Meow Wolf art collaborative and the non-profit organization that puts on the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are among thousands of New Mexico businesses that received loans from the U.S. government as part of the massive effort to support the...

Greater Zion Stadium at Dixie State University is shown Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in St. George, Utah. Dixie State University is considering dropping Dixie from its name as another example of the nation’s reexamination of symbols associated with the Confederacy. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

Utah university to consider dropping 'Dixie' from its name

Jul. 1, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After years of resisting calls to change, a university in Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name in another example of the nation’s reexamination of the Confederacy and slavery. Dixie State University, located about 300 miles (480 kilometers) south of...

Michigan breweries join fight against racial injustice

Jun. 29, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

ALBION, Mich. (AP) — Two breweries in southern Michigan are planning to release a dark imperial stout called “Black is Beautiful” and will donate the profits from sales to local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses. Ben Wade, co-owner of Albion Malleable...

In this Wednesday, June 17, 2020, photo, Dakota Jackson, right, and Matthew Cabaniss work in the Rollin' Smoke Snack Shack at South Carroll Swim Club in Winfield, Md. For Precious McClay-Cabaniss, who lives in Eldersburg and started her Rollin’ Smoke BBQ truck last year, said collaborating with South Carroll Swim Club and taking over their snack shack has been a blessing. (Dylan Slagle/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Food trucks get creative to keep moving during pandemic

Jun. 27, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — When this year’s Gettysburg Blue Grey Cup youth soccer tournament got canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, food truck owner Dan Smith figured he had lost one-quarter of his income. Smith, a Carroll County native who lives in Sykesville, has owned and operated It’s...

Dixie Brewery looks to rebrand amid discussions about racism

Jun. 26, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A historic New Orleans brewery and all of its products are getting a new name. New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson said Friday she is in the process of rebranding Dixie Brewery, which reopened this year in New Orleans after being shuttered since Hurricane Katrina hit the...

Victoria Haddox, 33, of Rio Rancho, looks at the shuttered entrance of New Mexico state capitol Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Haddox, of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5890, was among a crowd of 20 members of private clubs and fraternal orders who gathered to urge the governor to lift their organizations from a COVID-19 closure order. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico cases near 11,000 as vets call for posts to open

Jun. 24, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The statewide total of COVID-19 infections in New Mexico neared 11,000 on Wednesday as health officials reported an additional 156 positive tests and four more deaths. The latest cases come as the state eases restrictions on some segments of the economy, including allowing breweries,...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 24, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ June 22 The Kingsport Times-News on school consolidation in Tennessee: Every now and then, the corpse of Sullivan County-wide school consolidation is exhumed, dusted off and marched forth for a time, only to be reinterred until the next county commissioner or city...

FILE - In this file photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a truck drives past cases of beer at the Budejovicky Budvar brewery in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.  Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said Wednesday June 24, 2020, that its output rose last year to the highest level in the brewer’s 124-year history. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, FILE)

Before pandemic, Czech Budvar beer sales hit a record

Jun. 24, 2020 6:56 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Beer production at Budvar, which has been in a long legal dispute with U.S. giant Anheuser-Busch over use of the “Budweiser” brand, increased last year to the highest level in the brewer’s 124-year history. Budejovicky Budvar NP, a Czech state-owned brewery, said...

In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo people walk outside during a

Cheyenne health officials: Event could worsen COVID-19 spike

Jun. 23, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Health officials worry an event in Wyoming's capital city last weekend could worsen a spike in coronavirus cases. The Cheyenne area went weeks with few new cases. Then on Monday, city officials announced 15 new cases, most of them people between 20 and 30. Despite being announced...