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Thousands of intel officers refusing vaccine risk dismissal – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Thousands of intelligence officers could soon face dismissal for failing to comply with the U.S. government’s vaccine mandate, leading some Republican lawmakers to raise concerns about removing employees from agencies critical to national security. Several intelligence agencies had at least 20% of their workforce unvaccinated as of late October, said U.S. Rep. Chris […]

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Denver’s Campus Lounge gets revitalized for fourth time

It seemed like a recipe for disaster: Take over a bar/restaurant that has stymied three owners in three years, invest in yet another remodel, then open six weeks before COVID-19 shut down most of the nation. But that’s what happened to the iconic Campus Lounge, which has evolved and adapted and seems to have found […]

Business

One in five hospitality and retail workers self-isolating, MPs told

One in five workers in the hospitality and retail sectors are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19 rules, industry leaders have told MPs. The figures cited during a hearing of the Commons business select committee highlight growing concerns caused by people being alerted to stay at home after being in close contact with someone who […]

Business

More older US workers are retiring early

(BLOOMBERG) – After a year of early-morning Zoom calls, the spectre of a deadly virus and soaring stock and real estate values, working American baby boomers who can afford it plan to get out while the getting’s good. About 2.7 million Americans aged 55 or older are contemplating retirement years earlier than they’d imagined because […]

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Colorado’s relaxed COVID-19 restaurant rules will help “very few,” industry says

Colorado’s rollback of coronavirus restrictions this week is being pitched as a much needed salve for the state’s beleaguered restaurant sector, but some industry players say the improvements are mostly just on paper. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s new COVID-19 protocols, which were rolled out Wednesday under a Dial 3.0 metric, allow […]

Business

French Retailers Kick Off Holiday Season With Measured Optimism

PARIS — French retail activity picked up over the weekend as the all-important holiday spending season kicked off with the reopening of stores across the country following a month of coronavirus lockdowns. Shopkeepers and government officials expressed measured optimism, noting steady traffic despite disruptions in some places where demonstrations against the government’s proposed security bill […]

Politics

Lord Kilclooney ‘withdraws’ reference to Kamala Harris as ‘the Indian’ after being accused of racism

A peer says he has “withdrawn” his reference to vice-president elect Kamala Harris as “the Indian” on Twitter. Lord Kilclooney was accused of racism after posting the message, while he has been reported to the Commissioner for Standards and the Lords Speaker. The cross-bench peer earlier insisted there was “nothing racist” in his tweet, which […]

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Mental health professionals replace police on some Denver 911 calls under new program

A concerned passerby dialed 911 to report a sobbing woman sitting alone on a curb in downtown Denver. Instead of a police officer, dispatchers sent Carleigh Sailon, a seasoned mental health professional with a penchant for wearing Phish t-shirts, to see what was going on. The woman, who was unhoused, was overwhelmed and scared. She’d […]

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Philippine journalist Maria Ressa denies tax evasion charges

Media watchdogs say the latest case is part of a broader attack on press freedom under the Duterte administration. Maria Ressa, a journalist who runs a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to tax evasion charges in a case media watchdogs have described as […]