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Tuscaloosa mulling $400K in aid for bars hurt by pandemic

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — City leaders in the home of the University of Alabama are considering $400,000 in aid to help bars that were forced to shut down because of the pandemic. 

Bar owners in Tuscaloosa say they're being hurt by a city order that forced them to close for two weeks after students returned to town and hundreds of new coronavirus infections were confirmed. So officials are considering a package that would provide as much as $400,000 in small business relief.

The City Council could vote on the measure on Sept. 15.

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