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Tax on parking: UK cities to impose levy on cars in bid to cut pollution
Councils across the UK are using radical strategies to cut the number of polluting vehicles on their streets in response to the climate emergency.
The 'Shouting Back' Theater Abruptly Closes, and Brooklyn Mourns
A rowdy movie house suddenly goes dark, inspiring an outpouring of dismay and reminiscences.
On a recent morning, the Regal UA Court Street in Brooklyn was uncharacteristically quiet.
Hospitality chief welcomes relaxation of restriction but tells of damage caused
Hospitality and retail chiefs have welcomed the relaxation of some Covid-19 restrictions - but spoke out over the damage caused by them over Christmas.
Two San Jose mayoral candidates score endorsements from business PAC
The 2022 races for San Jose City Council are heating up, with seven candidates scoring endorsements from a local business-backed political action committee.
Mini-Stories: Volume 14 - 99% Invisible
In our final mini-story set of the season, explore French architectural history through the worlds most famous cycling race; parse fact from fiction in a tale of Benjamin Franklin's prodigious reputation; and dive into the odd origins of those now-iconic metal fire station poles.
Marble Arch Mound being dismantled despite #SaveTheMound campaign
T he much-maligned Marble Arch Mound is finally being dismantled after a petition to save the 6million attraction failed.
Marin health sector forced to use COVID-infected staffers
Staffing shortages fueled by the latest COVID-19 surge are forcing some health care employees and first responders in Marin to continue working despite being infected themselves.
City of Austin Empowers Restaurants and Bars to Require COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff
As part of a new city and county order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the omicron variant issued Thursday, January 13, Austin and Travis County are now allowing businesses - including restaurants and bars - to require that their employees are vaccinated and boosted.
Man banned from City of London for 10 years after string of burglaries costing nearly 40k
A burglar has been banned from entering the City of London for 10 years after costing businesses nearly 40,000 in damage and stolen goods.
Austin-Travis County requiring businesses to post signage detailing COVID-19 recommendations
The new orders also support businesses imposing and posting additional rules for customers.