Business notes: Three WV cities picked for remote worker program | Business

Three communities in West Virginia have been chosen as hosts for a remote worker program that includes funding by the founder of Intuit.

Lewisburg, Morgantown and Shepherdstown are part of an initiative to lure and retain new residents to West Virginia. The program is supported by the state, as well as West Virginia University through a $25 million from Brad Smith, a Kenova native.

It targets fully employed individuals from

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The Pandemic Prompts Cities to Rethink the Parking Spot

Officials in Charleston, South Carolina, have been thinking about what to do about parking for close to a decade, says Ross Appel, a city council member and land-use attorney. In January, the council voted to use its emergency powers to do away with parking-minimum policies on its historic King Street for 60 days. The policy is meant to help businesses lease vacant storefronts during an economic downtown.

“Minimum parking requirements

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How can we help? Three cities in Muskegon County seek input from struggling residents

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI – Three cities in Muskegon County want to know how they can best help residents with low incomes.

For example, is transportation a big need? How about assistance with home repairs, youth activities, legal services or employment?

An online survey allows citizens of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores to provide input on how an estimated $1.5 million in annual federal funding is spent in their communities.

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List: RI cities, towns launching COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Some Rhode Island municipalities are updating their COVID-19 vaccine information as the state expands its eligibility.

While most cities and towns are still working to get residents 75 and older vaccinated, people 65 and older are now able to sign up for an appointment at state-run clinics and select CVS and Walgreens locations.

To make an appointment at the state-run site, visit or call (844)

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Officials in Fayetteville, other Northwest Arkansas cities considering new Slow Streets for year

FAYETTEVILLE — The city wants suggestions on expanding a program intended to slow car traffic and provide pedestrians safe opportunities to be outside during the pandemic.

Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville last year participated in nonprofit BikeNWA’s slow streets program. The program involves setting up signs on streets informing drivers to go extra slow through certain stretches. The signs discourage cars without a destination on the street from passing through. Pedestrians,

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List: With weekly doses expected to increase, here’s where RI cities and towns stand with the vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island is looking into having some of the state’s pre-existing testing COVID-19 locations double as vaccination sites, 12 News has learned.

This announcement comes as the number of weekly doses the state receives increased Tuesday from 14,000 initial doses to 16,000.

“It’s very exciting and every little bit helps,” Dr. Philip Chan from the R.I. Department of Health said.

More weekly doses means more available

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Bobcat fire in Angeles Forest threatens foothill cities amid California’s worst fire season on record

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Firefighters work to put out embers from the El Dorado Fire in Yucaipa on Monday. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

As several wildfires raged across Southern California on a third day of excessive heat, the National

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