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This photo provided by Metis Communications shows BaseCamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson.  Heinemeier Hansson has made a name for himself as one of the tech industry’s more prominent iconoclasts and industry critics. The Danish programmer is a successful entrepreneur who has testified before Congress to argue that Big Tech firms should be more regulated and started an anti-Facebook campaign. He is chief technology officer of BaseCamp, which makes workplace collaboration software, and is also the creator of a widely used software development framework called Ruby on Rails. (Peter Adams/Metis Communications via AP)

Insider Q&A: Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson

Aug. 3, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

David Heinemeier Hansson has made a name for himself as one of the tech industry’s more prominent iconoclasts and industry critics. The Danish programmer is a successful entrepreneur who has testified before Congress to argue that Big Tech firms should be more regulated and started an anti-Facebook...

Pet owners bonding with their dogs, cats during pandemic

Aug. 2, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SCHERERVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Schererville resident Tiffany Leigh’s chihuahua Millie is generally attached to her, but never more so than during the coronavirus pandemic that has left many people working from home. They’re basically inseparable now. “She figured out how to climb onto the...

Anchorage shuts down indoor service at bars, restaurants

Aug. 1, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new emergency order in Anchorage will stop indoor service at restaurants and breweries, restrict gathering sizes and require people to work from home if possible to limit the spread of COVID-19. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced Friday that the order would go into effect...

Government workers to work remotely until 2021 due to virus

Jul. 29, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Many local government employees around the Puget Sound region will work from home until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Tuesday. Leaders from King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, from the cities of Everett, Kenmore, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline and Tacoma, and from...

Millennial Money: Transition from work-at-home novice to pro

Jul. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

Months into working from home, it’s time to check in with yourself. How is your work-life balance? Have you figured out when and how you work best? And when did you last shower? As work and home life meld, it’s difficult to maintain boundaries, stay productive and take care of your mental health...

Google to keep most of its employees at home until July 2021

Jul. 27, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June, a sobering assessment of the pandemic's potential staying power from the company providing the answers for the world's most trusted internet search engine. The...

Wearing a mask and face guard as protection against the spread of COVID-19, Garland Independent School District custodian Camelia Tobon wipes down a table in the library at Stephens Elementary School in Rowlett, Texas, Wednesday, July 22, 2020.(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids

Jul. 26, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

Joshua Claybourn is leaning toward sending his kindergarten daughter to in-person classes at a private school next month. Holly Davis’ sixth-grade daughter will learn online, though the family has not yet decided what to do for school for a teenage daughter who requires special accommodations for hearing...

Associated Press journalist Dave Clark displays the six pairs of shoes he owns in his apartment in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in New York, with the one pair he’s worn since lockdown, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, began. (AP Photo/Dave Clark)

VIRUS DIARY: Pandemic life, captured digitally (literally)

Jul. 23, 2020 9:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In journalism, when we’re trying to explain a complicated story, we often start with raw data. How many? How much? How long? How far? I decided to use this same approach to document my life during the lockdown. I began working from home in mid-March. Since then, I have left my...

Oscar Amuz, with Volunteers in Action, loads groceries into cars during a food distribution event, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at St. Monica's Catholic Church in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Florida governor wants schools to reopen, offers flexibility

Jul. 22, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis strongly emphasized the need to reopen schools in a rare address Wednesday, saying that keeping them closed will lead to depression, social isolation and a higher dropout rate, but acknowledged that parents should be able to keep children at...

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announces on Monday, June 22, 2020, that city and county governments will be able to access federal coronavirus relief funds as she speaks at the Sioux Falls city hall in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

South Dakota budget analysts predict revenue shortfall

Jul. 22, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota budget could see revenue shortfalls between $16 million and $40 million during the next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, lawmakers were briefed on Wednesday. While Gov. Kristi Noem announced last week that the state budget that wrapped up June 30 had a $19...