Caroline Champlin

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Drought has California farms destroying crops, rather than pay for water

Aug 16, 2021
The Woolf ranch in California’s Central Valley is scaling down its almond orchards to focus on less water-intensive crops, like tomatoes.
Stuart Woolf stands near piles of almond tree wood chips that will get spread out on his ranch.
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LA school district requiring teachers to get vaccinated

Aug 16, 2021
Teachers navigate in-person classroom strategies as students return this week
A hallway with social distance decal reminders are seen at Hollywood High School on April 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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LGBT community hit hard by economic impact of the pandemic

Aug 13, 2021
The recent Census household Pulse survey found LGBT people were almost twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity as other Americans.
LGBT adults reported living in households with higher rates of food and economic insecurity, per new U.S. Census data.
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Infrastructure bill could boost EV charging stations, but who's in charge of the stations?

Aug 12, 2021
If the measure is enacted, one question will be: who should install and maintain those stations to encourage more EV adoption?
A new electric vehicle charging station is seen near San Francisco city hall.
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COVID changes prompt dating apps to adapt

Aug 11, 2021
As the number of new users has flattened, dating app companies are creating game-like scenarios and events to keep people engaged while they look for potential partners.
The dating application Bumble. Dating apps have had to adapt to COVID changes.
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Canada reopens its borders to the U.S., a rich tourism market

Aug 10, 2021
What does it mean that Canada's border is back open while the U.S. stays closed, at least for now?
The U.S.-Canada border Windsor Tunnel Port of Entry as shown on August 9, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Canada has opened its border to vaccinated U.S. tourists this week, though the U.S. has yet to return the favor.
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Supply chain hiccups are causing overstocks, not just shortages

Aug 6, 2021
Too much inventory, a headache for some retailers, can be a boon for others.
Supply chain bottlenecks have become the reality recently. While many face shortages, some businesses are benefiting from the opposite: overstock.
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Waste collection industry struggles with staff shortages

Aug 4, 2021
Bulk pickups of waste have become more difficult in some areas, and shortages affect companies across the U.S.
Accumulated trash awaiting pickup is seen in a residential area in Illinois.
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Self-storage space is down and rents are way up

Aug 3, 2021
If the recently expired federal eviction moratorium leads to people moving out, they may need to pay more and travel further to find storage space.
Self-storage has experienced a boom in demand.
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Bars missing a key ingredient: alcohol

Jul 29, 2021
Managers are reworking their cocktail menus as shortages of materials and labor make some brands unavailable for weeks.
Several states are dealing with shortages of alcoholic beverages, thanks to high demand coupled with packaging problems.
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