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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Farmers, environmentalists and small-town business owners gathered at the Hoover Dam on Thursday to call for a moratorium on building pipelines and dams along the Colorado River that they say would jeopardize the 40 million people who rely on it as a water source.

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LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England on Tuesday ditched limits on dividends banks pay out to their shareholders that were first introduced at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic as part of a package of measures to shore up the British economy.

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A pandemic-fueled boom in crowdfunding has small businesses flocking to capital-raising platforms that experts say could help many companies get back to normal — as long as small-business owners are able to launch effective campaigns.

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Why are you running for the City Council?

I am running for office because it is an exciting opportunity to restore accountability and the council’s task of oversight, to protect people’s First and Second Amendment rights, promote and aid small businesses, make health decisions based on multiple sources with open and transparent discussion, and support and hold police and citizens accountable. My ultimate goal is to ensure that people's rights are protected. I came to the U.S. 26 years ago from a Communist country where I had no rights.

Small business is often held up as a key driver of the U.S. economy, and for good reason. But with fewer financial resources than larger firms, small businesses are especially vulnerable during economic downturns.

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