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Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect

Public youth sports concerned about lasting COVID-19 effect

CHICAGO — Growing up in a rough part of Chicago’s South Side, Saint Wilkins figured he was headed for a life on the streets. The 19-year-old Wilkins has another plan these days — attend college, study psychology and work with children and teenagers.
Fighting human trafficking 'personal responsibility': country star Paul Brandt

Fighting human trafficking 'personal responsibility': country star Paul Brandt

CALGARY — Paul Brandt says he knew he would devote his life to fighting human trafficking when, several years ago, he looked into the eyes of a five-year-old Cambodian girl who was being sold for sex between six and eight times a night.
Virus crisis a challenge for youth fitness nonprofits

Virus crisis a challenge for youth fitness nonprofits

CHICAGO — Mariana Ochoa worries about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on her three boys. Their school is closed. She can't take them to their favourite park at the moment. There is no backyard at their home on the southwest side of Chicago.
Virus crisis a challenge for youth fitness nonprofits

Virus crisis a challenge for youth fitness nonprofits

CHICAGO — Mariana Ochoa worries about the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on her three boys. Their school is closed. She can't take them to their favourite park at the moment. There is no backyard at their home on the southwest side of Chicago.
Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir

Omar describes life as a fearless fighter in new memoir

MINNEAPOLIS — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's metamorphosis from refugee to the first Somali-American in Congress has been well-documented.
Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

ORLANDO, Fla. — Even though they're neighbours , two New Mexico counties couldn't be further apart in the rate of people answering the 2020 census.
Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

Rural areas, tribal lands hit hardest by census interruption

ORLANDO, Fla. — Even though they're neighbours , two New Mexico counties couldn't be further apart in the rate of people answering the 2020 census.
Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete's. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of floor space. It might seem as if business is booming at the store amid COVID-19.
Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Bike shops busier than ever, but owners worry about stock supply issues

Hundred of bikes once hung from the vertical racks at Sweet Pete's. More bikes stood side-by-side on the floor. Now, there are a lot of empty hooks and plenty of floor space. It might seem as if business is booming at the store amid COVID-19.
Memorial Day weekend a new test for California in pandemic

Memorial Day weekend a new test for California in pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Californians entered the Memorial Day weekend with newly expanded options for beachgoing, barbecue and, of course, retail therapy as stay-at-home restrictions eased across much of the state.