Marty, left, and Jeannette Mayhew at their business, “Marty’s 47th Street Donuts” on Sept. 24, 2020. Without school in session or people going into work, 75% of their business vanished when the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March. The Mayhews applied for a Paycheck Protection Loan but were denied without getting a reason from their bank. (Joe Mahoney, Special to the Colorado Trust)

Black-owned businesses weighed down by coronavirus struggle to stay afloat

Businesses in underserved neighborhoods of Colorado say federal pandemic-relief programs didn't come through for them, so they are leaning on private foundations or going it alone.

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What’s Working: A new $375 stimulus, small business grants and tales from Colorado’s unemployment queue

Also: A very important form for renters facing eviction; unopened emails; and a child-at-home mistake

Damn, Dem fundraisers! Please stop the emo emails, the fake birthday cards and the bomb clocks that never run down!

Every minute, it's another email begging for money! I know if Trump wins again, it's the end of democracy, justice and the world as we know it, but these pleas are driving me nuts. And they can't possibly be working, can they?

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Barbara Nickless juggled plot and backstory to create a tale inspired by an Army intelligence officer

She also found one of her writing habits disappeared after she was displaced by the 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire