Latest Nonprofit business and finance News

Montana ranchers learning to live with grizzly bears

Mar. 28, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Grizzly bears are repopulating areas of Montana that haven’t seen them for decades, creating more conflict between livestock, people and bears. Some ranchers are learning they need to do something that doesn’t come naturally — change how they live on the land....

Town crews work to construct new counter windows in the land uses offices on the ground floor of Wallingford Town Hall, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut to decrease COVID-19 testing, death toll at 21

Mar. 26, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut plans to decrease testing for the new coronavirus, giving priority to the very sick, health care workers and front-line responders, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. Lamont said the state will instead rely on people self-diagnosing and self-quarantining for 14 days if they...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The Ottawa Senators announced late Tuesday night, March 17, 2020, one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms and is in isolation. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

Mar. 25, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and general manager...

Small businesses can apply for loans as result of virus

Mar. 23, 2020 4:19 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee small businesses that have been economically harmed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak can apply for U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans, the state said. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for economic injury disaster...

Darcy Coleman opens the door to Rebelle Artisan Bagels to talk with customers waiting for their online order after the restaurant closed their doors to dine-in service Monday, March 16, 2020, in Providence, R.I. State officials on Monday ordered restaurants and bars to end dine-in service as the total number of cases of the new coronavirus in the state has risen to 21. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to recover. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Election board calls for state to delay presidential primary

Mar. 17, 2020 9:12 PM EDT

Rhode Island election officials want the state to delay its presidential primary by more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The state Board of Elections on Tuesday voted 6 to 1 to ask Gov. Gina Raimondo to postpone the April 28 primary to June 2. The Democratic governor has expressed skepticism...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Mar. 11, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ March 10 The (Lake Charles) American Press on building tiny home for the homeless: Long-term homeless people in East Baton Rouge Parish may eventually be living in tiny homes ranging between 100 and 200 square feet. City-Parish officials there presented a $250,000...

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, left, State Rep. Tom Leek, center, and Department of Children and Families Secretary Chad Poppell announce legal action against the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence on Wednesday March 4, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

Florida sues domestic violence agency over executive pay

Mar. 4, 2020 5:52 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sued a non-profit domestic violence agency Wednesday, claiming its board members and executives deliberately hid exorbitant salaries, bonuses and other compensation. The lawsuit filed by the Department of Children and Families seeks more than $30 million in damages from the...

Domestic violence agency's CFO cashed in on paid time off

Feb. 27, 2020 6:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The chief financial officer of a domestic violence nonprofit agency was given 15 weeks of paid time off two days before the fiscal year ended and immediately converted it into cash, she testified before a House committee investigating the agency for excessive executive pay. Florida...

Nonprofit picks attorney to defend Tennessee news media

Feb. 24, 2020 4:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit funding pro bono legal services for local news organizations in five states has picked an attorney to help defend the right to gather and report the news in Tennessee. The Local Legal Initiative of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press announced that Paul...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Cory Doctorow, right, walks in front of other protestors in Los Angeles outside the headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. A private equity firm announced Friday, Feb. 21,  what it calls legally binding commitments designed to ease concerns that its proposed $1.1 billion private takeover of the dot-org domain-setting registry would lead to price gouging and censorship.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

For-profit firm seeking to run .org names makes concessions

Feb. 21, 2020 8:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A private equity firm seeking to buy rights to operate the internet's .org suffix said Friday it will cap price hikes and create an advisory board with veto powers to ease concerns from the nonprofit community. Ethos Capital has offered $1.1 billion to buy the Public Interest Registry,...