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'Tsunami' of hotel closures is coming, experts warn 19.9.2020 LA Times: Business

The Luxe Rodeo Drive is the first L.A.-area luxury hotel to go out of business because of the pandemic. An unusually high loan delinquency rate may mean more hotel closures are likely to follow.

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Denver police cut budget for financial reasons; public safety remains bulk of city spending despite protests 19.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Public safety operations will remain the city's largest expenditure in 2021 and no other single department is close, despite calls from weeks of protest this summer to reallocate taxpayer dollars from public safety to other city services.
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Whether a restaurant survives the pandemic could depend on an uneasy dance with the landlord 19.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Restaurateurs, landlords and even lenders are working together to survive the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Column: A renowned Indian architect gets a Chicago showcase as Lincoln Park gallery celebrates Doshi’s humanistic designs 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A newly-opened exhibition in Chicago celebrates the humanistic designs of Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, his nation's first winner of the field's most prestigious honor, the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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CU Boulder clearing out dorm to make more room for students with COVID-19 as cases surge 18.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
University of Colorado officials are forcing students to move out of their dorm rooms in the Darley North tower at the Williams Village complex to create more isolation housing for students with COVID-19 as infections on the Boulder campus continue to surge.
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Deep in Oregon wilderness, five men battle wildfire to save a historic resort 18.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

Five men stayed behind, after dozens of guests and staffers were evacuated in the face of a massive wildfire, to save Breitenbush, a famed Oregon hot springs retreat.

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By the numbers: A snapshot of Chicago’s economy six months into the pandemic 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Chicago-area jobs were lost, consumer spending dropped 43%, and over half of temporary business closures became permanent.
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COVID-19 outbreaks tied to Colorado colleges more than double as campuses ramp up efforts to stop virus 17.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
CDPHE on Wednesday reported a dozen active outbreaks linked to colleges and universities, with seven of them identified in the last week.
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What happens when a restaurant can't pay the rent? 16.9.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

What happens when a restaurant can't pay the rent? What's happening in Los Angeles, what options the restaurants have and what the experts say.

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Why didn't these L.A. hotels house homeless people? A new report offers some answers 16.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The city's report looked at hotels in L.A. that received taxpayer assistance or were built on city land. None of them took part in Project Roomkey.

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COVID-19 cases have plummeted at Notre Dame since a two-week campus shutdown. Can that work for other universities struggling to contain the virus’s spread? 16.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
While many students are wearing masks, others "I look at and I’m just like, ‘You’re going to ruin this year for me,’" one student said.
In a career born in her own grief, violence recovery specialist works at a Chicago hospital in a city under siege 16.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Violence recovery specialist works at a Chicago hospital in a city under siege.
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Judge rejects bid for new trial for man convicted of being getaway driver in killing of Hadiya Pendleton 16.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More than two years after he was convicted of being the getaway driver in Hadiya Pendleton’s murder, Kenneth Williams on Tuesday made an exhaustive — but ultimately unsuccessful — bid to throw out the jury’s verdict.
Colorado’s CROWN Act, banning natural hair discrimination, goes into effect 15.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Colorado law aimed at protecting workers and students from discrimination against race-based hair traits went into effect Monday.
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Lightfoot announces push to get more apartments built near public transportation on South and West sides 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is out with a plan to try to get new apartment buildings built near CTA lines on the South and West sides the way they’re springing up right next to the tracks in whiter, wealthier parts of Chicago.
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Post Premium: Top stories for Sept. 7-13 13.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Six months after the coronavirus pandemic first was confirmed in Colorado, the state is nearing a grim milestone of 2,000 deaths related to the virus.
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Column: ‘It’s like we’ve been living in a pandemic all along.’ COVID-19 and recent looting add to setbacks for long-neglected North Lawndale. 13.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
North Lawndale has been at the bottom of nearly every economic indicator. So when COVID-19 came knocking, the doors of the West Side neighborhood flung open.
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The Election Interference Is Coming From Inside the White House 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
Last week, 11 Democratic senators signed on to a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin demanding the United States impose new sanctions on Russians who attempt to interfere with the 2020 election. “There is virtually no national security threat more serious,” they wrote, “than that posed by those who would undermine confidence in, and the […]
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Letters to the Editor: $750,000 to build a homeless housing unit? L.A. taxpayers will remember that 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Spiraling construction costs for homeless housing in Los Angeles might make voters much less generous with their tax dollars in the future.

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The Spin: New round of Gov. Pritzker vs. Ken Griffin | Dems Casten, Underwood aim for crossover appeal | Lightfoot’s lead pipe replacement program offers window into shifting mindset at City Hall 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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