Businesses that rent Denver-owned space can delay their payments

Denver City Council unanimously agreed Monday evening to defer rent payments on 10 leases within city-owned buildings, to help businesses cope financially with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The businesses, which include Dazbog, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the

U.S. Senate Republican leader sees further aid for states, cities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. “There probably will be another state and local

El Paso victim dies after nine months in hospital

The last remaining patient to survive a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, last August has died, according to hospital officials and family. Guillermo “Memo” Garcia coached a local football team and was shot while selling lemonade

U.S. payroll protection program: What has changed in round two?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Small Business Administration on Monday began to allow lenders to process $310 billion in funds for the second round of its program that aims to help small businesses, hurt by the novel coronavirus disruption, to cover

Coronavirus stirs rancour in South Africa on democracy anniversary

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s divisions over race and wealth inequality, which the COVID-19 crisis had briefly sidelined, returned to the fore on Monday’s 26th anniversary of the end of apartheid. President Cyril Ramaphosa has been praised for decisive action