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Austin’s homeless residents fear what’s next once camping ban takes effect

AUSTIN (KXAN) — While a controversial ban on public camping motivated Austin voters to get to the polls — and passed Saturday with nearly 58% of the vote — by Monday, many of Austin’s homeless still seemed unaware that the proposition existed, let alone passed.

Dozens of tents remain set up downtown beneath the I-35 overpass at 6th and 7th streets.

Abigail Wilson is among those who just found out about the Prop B ban. She said she had no interest in going to a shelter, and instead would seek refuge in a more isolated spot.

Austin mayor apologizes for urging residents to stay home while on vacation in Mexico

The mayor of Austin, Texas, on Wednesday apologized for attending a wedding and traveling to Mexico for a vacation after urging residents to stay home in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus.

“I want you to know that I regret that travel,” Mayor Steve Adler said in a video statement. “I wouldn’t travel now. I didn’t over Thanksgiving, and I won’t over Christmas, and no one should. Everyone should be avoiding non-essential travel now because we are in the orange area.”

Adler, the two-term mayor of Austin, said he attended a small, private wedding for his daughter in

I-Team: La Quinta residents sound off on Short-term vacation rentals

The City of La Quinta continues to work on addressing a rising number of residential complaints over short-term vacation rental properties as it tries to hold onto a big source of tax revenue those same properties generate.

“It can’t just be a money grab,” said a resident Christopher Mikulenka at a recent city council meeting. “That’s what it really is right now. That’s what we feel like. We’re losing our neighborhood right now.”

Complaints from Mikulenka and other residents soared this summer as out-of-towners fled to the desert for safe pandemic vacation getaways. STVR properties provide one opportunity to recreate

81% of US residents planning a vacation say they will travel by car

We surveyed 906 US residents on their plans regarding travel for summer 2020 and found several emerging trends, specifically taking into account how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered their plans:



a close up of a toy truck: summer 2020 travel trends


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summer 2020 travel trends

  • Of the people we surveyed, over 81% of those who plan on some form of leisure travel this summer plan on doing so by car.
  • Under 18% of survey respondents say they still plan on air travel for their summer vacation.
  • Cruise, bus, and train travel are all below 5% expected usage by travelers currently planning a trip this summer.
  • Interest in

2020 Travel Trends: 81% of US residents planning a vacation say they will travel by car

We surveyed 906 US residents on their plans regarding travel for summer 2020 and found several emerging trends, specifically taking into account how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered their plans:

  • Of the people we surveyed, over 81% of those who plan on some form of leisure travel this summer plan on doing so by car.
  • Under 18% of survey respondents say they still plan on air travel for their summer vacation.
  • Cruise, bus, and train travel are all below 5% expected usage by travelers currently planning a trip this summer.
  • Interest in travel, led by sharp increases in demand for