Budget 2020: A startling lack of vision from a government desperate to keep demand afloat | The Canberra Times

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The big questions this week are: what do governments do, and why do they do it? This week’s federal budget was an abdication of the fundamental reason for government: to do the things that must be done collectively, that cannot be done by individuals acting alone, so as to nurture and protect people and society. Essentially, the government chucked unaccountable billions of dollars in tax cuts

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Travel agents wait for the world to reopen from COVID shutdowns; here’s how they’re staying afloat with travelers wary of cruises and flights

NORTHAMPTON — The DRI-Voyage, as travel agent Martha S. Borawski describes it, is the travel option for people who normally like a cruise but are not getting on a plane — much less a cruise ship — anytime in the foreseeable future due to the risk of coronavirus.



a person standing in front of a group of people posing for the camera: From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley Travel, Inc. in Northampton.


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From left to right, Barbara Burati, Martha S. Borawski and Debbie Wilcox at Pioneer Valley

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Keeping Broncos Ship Afloat Sans Lock Will Require Pat Shurmur to Conjure Past Magic

The Denver Broncos entered the 2020 season with ambition in spades. With a loaded roster and talented, charismatic young quarterback, it felt like the Broncos had the world by the you-know-what before the season started. 

Alas, the injury bug had different designs, quickly picking off players one-by-one. And the players going down weren’t just solid starters or depth guys, we’re talking about the cream of the crop — Von Miller,

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