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Nevada governor backpedals on plan to allow tech companies to form local governments
Engadget

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak is retreating from his plan to introduce legislation that would have allowed tech companies to form local governments within the state..

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Detroit VCs weigh in on fundraising and building startups in Michigan and the Midwest
TechCrunch

TechCrunch just hosted a small virtual meetup with Detroit startups and venture capitals. Like the one we held last month in Miami, the event was a blast and featured a talk with two local VCs on what startups work in Detroit and how to raise money from local…

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Per Diem raises $2.26M to help local businesses build subscription programs
TechCrunch

It might be time for neighborhood restaurants and coffee shops to start thinking about a subscription business — at least according to a new Y Combinator-backed startup called Per Diem. The company is announcing today that it has raised $2.26 million in seed …

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Local news is in a crisis. Twitter has a plan to boost it, but there are risks.
Mashable

Twitter is, apparently, trying to do its part to resuscitate local news, a vital institution that seems like it's on its last breath.  The social media giant is set to launch an advertising and marketing campaign aimed, in part, at boosting local journalists …

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How to Take Photos of Storms That Capture All the Drama
Lifehacker.com

Everyone has their own goals in life. For some, it’s climbing a mountain or writing a novel. For others, it’s taking a photo of extreme weather that is subsequently featured on their local weather report. The problem is, snapping a decent-quality picture of a…

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They Are Their Own Monuments
New York Times

In two North Philadelphia neighborhoods, many hands create homegrown art tributes to local heroes.

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10 Ways You Should Be Using Vinegar in Your Garden
Lifehacker.com

It’s planting season, but before you head to your local garden center for fancy (and expensive) solutions to your gardening problems, consider that you might have some of what you need already in your pantry. One of those things is vinegar. Read more...

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Get a Free 12-Pack of Beer for Being Bitter on Twitter
Lifehacker.com

Sure, there are all those feel-good local news stories about how the pandemic has “brought out the best in people,” and while that may be the case sometimes, a lot of people are still feeling pretty bitter about the whole thing. If you’ve shared your bitterne…

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Tech Companies Won't Be Able to Form Local Governments in Nevada After All
Gizmodo.com

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has backtracked on legislation plans that would have allowed tech companies to form autonomous “Innovation Zones” anywhere in the state, reports The Nevada Independent. Instead of allowing categories of tech companies, including …

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A 50-car train derailed in south Minnesota
CNN

A 50-car train derailed Saturday afternoon in Albert Lea, Minnesota, according to local authorities.