Las Vegas Tourism Bounces Back While Bracing for 'New Normal'
Few cities were hit as hard by the pandemic as Las Vegas. The region’s economy - almost entirely dependent on tourism - ground to a halt during the peak of COVID-19. But as more and more people make their way back to Sin City, experts warn of a permanent dip in visitor volume compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Snoqualmie Casino Motorists Line Up for Free Gasoline, Only Five Gallons Still a Draw
Close to 100 Washington State motorists took advantage of this holiday weekend’s free gasoline giveaway at Snoqualmie Casino. The limited promotion took place as gasoline prices are setting record highs.
Disagreeing without demonizing: A blueprint for sanity in our polarized age
Anyone who spends more than 35 seconds on social media, or overhears a loud conversation in a bar, knows that nowadays, we live amid the equivalent of tribal warfare. Worse yet, we don’t just differ — we demonize. Couples divorce over COVID policy. People refuse to date or do business with Trumpers. The climate is such that you might wonder if it’s even possible to maintain relationships with those on “the other side.”
Equitable economic recovery post-COVID must be society’s priority
Over the past year, colleagues at the Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have launched a research project that examines shifting inequities in the post-pandemic recovery. Many researchers, including our colleagues, have framed the effects of COVID as a disease and a turbulent economic moment that punctuated a robust economy. Far fewer have appreciated the asymmetries in the lived experiences of the journey back to normalcy, which have largely been defined by racialized identities, chronic marginalization, and the influence of place in shaping these experiences.