A 4th of July without fireworks?
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Dry conditions and heat in parts of the West have raised the fire risk, so some cities are canceling fireworks celebrations. And even in places that are allowing shows, like with so much else these days, there's a supply problem. Plus, an update on COVID vaccine passports from Europe. Also, a surge in tourism for national parks and what it means for local economies. And, our "Back to Business" series takes us today to Nebraska's largest Black-owned business and how it's handled the pandemic.
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EU's new digital COVID certificate aims to streamline travel
The BBC's Bethany Bell reports.
National Parks, and businesses nearby, prepare for holiday rush
Some parks are restricting access to prevent congestion.
How Nebraska's largest Black-owned business is approaching the post-pandemic era
"We are at an inflection point," said Carmen Tapio, founder and CEO of North End Teleservices.
You might not get a fireworks show this July 4th
Fireworks are more expensive because of supply chain issues. And in many parts of the dry West they're banned.
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