Month: July 2020

Alaska Journal | A bright spot in recession, tourism outlook dims with uncertainty

For the past five years, tourism has been one of the bright spots in Alaska’s struggling economy. This summer, it may dim down.

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and its associated illness, COVID-19, across the United States this spring has interrupted almost every aspect of American life. Air travel has plummeted, and cruise ships across the U.S. have voluntarily suspended all service for at least a month. Another record number of tourists, some 1.4 million, were expected to arrive by cruise ship this year according to the Cruise Line Industry Association-Alaska.

Alaska Airlines has dropped a number of

The Last Tour to Go: Luke Combs Reschedules Remainder of 2020 Dates

On Thursday morning (July 23), Luke Combs shared the sad (but inevitable) news that the remainder of his 2020 tour dates would be rescheduled. He’d had shows booked from September 6 in Albuquerque to December 4 in Boston.

“Never in a million years did I think the show I played in Europe this past March would be the last headlining show I’d play this year. Believe me, I’m just as bummed as y’all are… Playing shows for y’all is what I love to do, but I want y’all to be completely safe,” Combs wrote in a

Homeless in downtown Denver brace for police, state patrol to remove them

The Colorado State Patrol soon will have authority to enforce Denver’s camping ban just as Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday that he would welcome the removal of those living on state property including in the shadow of the Colorado Capitol.

The words stung people who are living in Lincoln Park, just across from the Capitol, and who are bracing for police or troopers to pull the rug out from under their feet once more. Many living in the park told The Denver Post on Friday that it’s not as though they want to sleep in tents downtown. Rather, they say

Hawaii vacation news and deals: July 21, 2020

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Wow, it’s been nearly five months, February 25th to be exact, since we wrote our last edition of Hawaii vacation news and deals. This ever-changing coronavirus era has been everyone’s recent focus. Even though Hawaii is not currently open to visitors without a 14-day quarantine, there are some newsworthy items to keep you informed.

(For our newer readers, our editions of Hawaii vacation deals and news are a collection of news items and deals that are of interest to tourists. We generally write them once or twice a month.)

– Hawaii’s national parks are partially reopening. At the present time,

the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

FEATURED GROUPS (FedExCup Ranking)

Rory McIlroy (5), Tiger Woods (41), Brooks Koepka (156)
Thursday: 1:17 p.m. ET (No. 1); Friday: 8:17 a.m. ET (No. 10)

• McIlroy, two-time FedExCup champion and World No. 1, owns the most top-10s at the Memorial Tournament (4) among the top-five players in the Official World Golf Ranking
• In his first start since finishing 68th at The Genesis Invitational in February, Woods makes his third attempt at a record-breaking 83rd PGA TOUR win; the five-time Memorial Tournament champion will make his 18th start in the event
• Koepka birdied five of his closing seven