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Defunct spa unlikely to refund customers, despite order

Sep. 24, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The owners of a defunct Bismarck spa have been ordered to pay nearly $380,000 for selling gift cards even as they made plans to close the business in 2017. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a civil lawsuit against Jill Becker and Brent Voorhees, owners of Spa D'Athena, accusing...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a news conference at the Mission Education Center Elementary School Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in San Francisco. Pelosi said she takes responsibility for trusting the word of a San Francisco hair salon she's visited over the years when it told her it was OK to come in for a solo visit this week, even though the city still does not allow indoor beauty services. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Pelosi says hair salon should apologize for 'set-up' visit

Sep. 2, 2020 10:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A testy Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she takes responsibility for trusting the word of a San Francisco hair salon that it was OK to come in for a solo visit — even though the city still does not allow indoor beauty services because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Democratic...

Lawsuit questioning Burgum's executive authority dismissed

Sep. 2, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the governor’s authority to shut down businesses during a pandemic. The Bismarck Tribune reports the hair salon at a Minot assisted living facility that sued in April plans to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Somerset...

Los Angeles Unified School District students stand in a hallway socially distance during a lunch break at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The LAUSD schools resumed classes with distance learning, but many underprivileged students still struggle, according to Mel Culpepper, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. The facility is open for children whose parents must leave home to work. There is no charge. Snacks and lunch are provided.

California's charts new and slower course on reopening

Aug. 28, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With the hope of preventing another virus surge, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new process Friday for reopening businesses that's more gradual than the first attempt that eventually led him to close many businesses soon after they reopened. “Simple, also slow,"...

FILE - In this July 1, 2020, file photo, a waitress takes a food order from the kitchen at Slater's 50/50 in Santa Clarita, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new, color-coded process Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, for reopening California businesses amid the coronovirus pandemic that is more gradual than the state's current rules to guard against loosening restrictions too soon. Counties will move through the new, four-tier system based on their number of cases and percentage of positive tests. It will rely on those two metrics to determine a tier: case rates and the percentage of positive tests. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Restaurants, gyms slam California virus rules, see closings

Aug. 28, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Owners of restaurants, gyms and nail salons criticized California's new rules guiding when businesses can reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the plan will bring financial misery to their industries and further weaken the state's battered economy. The California Restaurant...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo People sit at tables at the Beach House Grill in San Diego. As California faces multiple crises, encouraging signs are starting to emerge in the coronavirus fight. Two of the state's three most populous counties are now off a statewide monitoring list, meaning they could be eligible to open schools within weeks, and Gov. Gavin Newsom indicated guidelines for reopening businesses and other sectors of the economy will be out this week. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

With virus cases down, California looks to reopen businesses

Aug. 24, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While California faces multiple crises, there are encouraging signs in the coronavirus fight, with infection rates falling enough that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that soon he will announce plans for reopening businesses that closed nearly two months ago when cases spiked. ...

Task force emails show early division on economic reopening

Aug. 23, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In an April 30 email titled “Comments on reopening,” Robert Paul simply wrote: “Don’t.” Five hours later, Joe Condi sent a blank email with the subject line: “OPEN-OPEN-OPEN.” The two messages were among the nearly 1,800 sent to Gov....

Champaign barbershop targeted by protesters closes

Aug. 7, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois barbershop that became the target of protests by racial justice activists has closed, owner of the property where the shop leased space revealed Friday. The News-Gazette in Champaign reports Michael Long, the owner of Rogue Barber Co. in Champaign, announced in a...

FILE - Steam rises as a hair stylist works on a model prior to a show displaying the Tom Ford collection during Fashion Week on Feb. 6, 2019, in New York. People of color in the industry trace bias and discrimination in predominantly white salons to the sidelining of formal education focused on Black hair. Horror stories are not uncommon, from outright refusal of service to botched treatments and cuts by stylists who don't know what they're doing. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Cosmetology students, hairstylists describe a race divide

Jul. 28, 2020 8:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After repeatedly being denied service by high-end salons because her hair was perceived as “too difficult” to style, Kanessa Alexander took an unusual step. She opened a shop of her own in a predominantly white Boston neighborhood with four Black stylists serving all hair...