‘A Blessing and a Curse’: How $166 Million in COVID-19 Relief Has Challenged Douglas County Government

By Chris Bowling As soon as the money hit the county’s bank account, the emails and calls started coming in. School districts, county departments, city leaders, everyone was anxious to get their piece of the CARES Act money Douglas County received to recoup pandemic-related losses and cover future COVID-19 expenses. Suddenly finding himself the gatekeeper […]

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Rules of Engagement

(The following is a more complete version of the one that printed in the June issue of the Reader) Small businesses are no stranger to soft openings and landings as they cycle through the vagaries of even the best of economies. But leave it to an unforeseen and unprepared for pandemic to be a game […]

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