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The Brief: Texas alcohol regulators know how to party — on taxpayer’s dime

Tribune today Liquor regulators partying on taxpayers’ tab Texas alcohol regulators know how to party: records show they’ve spent thousands of dollars to travel to swanky resorts where liquor flows and industry lobbyists abound. Now the state’s top liquor administrator…

Global report gives Australia an ‘A’ for coronavirus response, but a ‘D’ on climate
Global report gives Australia an ‘A’ for coronavirus response, but a ‘D’ on climate

Global report gives Australia an ‘A’ for coronavirus response, but a ‘D’ on climate

The global Sustainable Development Report 2020, released this week in New York, ranks Australia third among OECD countries for the effectiveness of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, beaten by only South Korea and Latvia. Yet Australia trundled in at 37th in…

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear
Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

Health Workers Resort To Etsy, Learning Chinese, Shady Deals To Find Safety Gear

A nursing home worker in New Jersey rendezvoused with “the parking lot guy” to cut a deal for gowns. A director of safety-net clinics in Florida learned basic Chinese and waited outside past midnight for a truck to arrive with…

Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses
Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses

Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses

Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses The network of companies — Ashford Hospitality Trust, Ashford Inc., and Braemar Hotels & Resorts — are run by prominent Texas GOP donor Monty Bennett. After…

Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses
Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses

Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses

Coronavirus in Texas: Dallas-based hotel group to return $76 million in disaster loans meant for small businesses Our staff is closely tracking developments on the new coronavirus in Texas. Check here for live updates. This weekend’s biggest developments: Texas reports…

Ailing Boss of Raceway Worker Killed by Virus Waits for Test in Queens
Ailing Boss of Raceway Worker Killed by Virus Waits for Test in Queens

Ailing Boss of Raceway Worker Killed by Virus Waits for Test in Queens

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Queens lawyer and harness horseman Joe Faraldo started feeling ill early last week. “By Sunday, I couldn’t move,” said…

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