Letters to the editor: With casino, ‘slime’ will seep into small-town Shippensburg

Casino caution WELCOME, NEW RESIDENT: Addiction! Crime! Traffic! Falling Property Values! Economic Inequality! Sound appealing? If so, then join the army of local officials regurgitating rank propaganda from the casino industry and support a “mini-casino” here in Shippensburg. A robust body of studies have demonstrated what the common-sense experience of many Americans illustrates – that casinos: Benefit the few at the expense of the many, leading those who can least afford to squander funds – like the vulnerable elderly – to hand over limited income;profit by undermining precisely the virtue-centered habits – prudence, discipline, moderation – on which many local citizens have built their lives;and operate as “all-consuming environments,” meant… Read More

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I own a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom house in Denver. Here’s exactly what it costs every month

In 2015, Cheryl Lock and her husband started looking to buy a house in Denver, Colorado, for their growing family.The cost of living in Denver is high, and in 2016, they bought a three-bedroom, three-bathroom house in a suburb.Their house costs them about $2,254 to $2,374 a month, plus irregular expenses like pest control, landscaping needs and general maintenance and repairs. As someone who has spent the majority of her adult life living in cities — first Manhattan, then Denver — I never really thought much about owning a home. Then, I got pregnant. Suddenly the funky apartment that my husband and I shared in the trendy LoDo neighborhood of… Read More

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Panasonic begins work on Denver future smart city, Peña Station next

Peña Station, currently a remote rail station south of Denver International Airport, may be the location of one of the most futuristic smart city developments. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock expressed his desire for Peña Station to be more than just a transit hub and earlier this year Panasonic jumped at the chance to make it a thriving community, outfitted with the latest in smart technologies. See Also: Xerox beacon technology brings retail to commuters Panasonic has moved its Enterprise Solutions Division headquarters to Peña Station and this month started installing LED street lights in the city-to-be, which are 60 to 70 percent more energy efficient than standard street lights. The… Read More

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Venezuelan Socialist Party deputy confirms two planes landed from Russia

CARACAS (Reuters) – The vice president of Venezuela’s Socialist Party on Monday confirmed two planes had landed in the country from Russia, without giving a reason, after local media reported on Saturday that Russian military personnel had arrived at Caracas’ airport. Diosdado Cabello said that President Nicolas Maduro had authorized the planes’ arrival. Earlier on Monday, the United States accused Russia of "reckless escalation" of Venezuela’s political situation by deploying the troops. (Reporting by Vivian Sequera; Writing by Angus Berwick; Editing by Luc Cohen) Source Article

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Cincinnati Eye Institute launches CEI Vision Partners; announces investment from Revelstoke Capital Partners – Cincinnati Business Courier

CINCINNATI, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI), the largest ophthalmology organization in the region and one of the most reputable practices in the country, today announced the launch of CEI Vision Partners (CEIVP), a new management services organization made possible with the support of Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm. "For more than 70 years, CEI has been growing as a world-class center of ophthalmic care," said Robert Foster, M.D., chairman of the board at CEI. "Our goal, with the launch of CEI Vision Partners, is to become one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive eye care management companies, delivering the highest level of… Read More

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Denver’s affordable-apartment program is finally ready to launch — smaller and later than Mayor Hancock first intended

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock makes his State of the City address in the gymnasium at the Hiawatha Davis Jr. Recreation Center on July 10, 2017, in Denver. He focused part of the address on affordable housing programs. When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock underlined the urgency of the city’s housing affordability crisis in a speech last summer, he declared: “Many residents need an affordable option today, not a year from now.” But that’s how long it will end up taking to launch the potentially innovative initiative Hancock announced with those words in July 2017. The plan then was to use taxpayer money to “buy down” the rents of vacant market-rate apartments… Read More

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Waste Industries Completes Merger with Alpine Waste & Recycling – Charlotte Business Journal

RALEIGH, N.C., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Waste Industries has finalized its merger with Alpine Waste & Recycling, a local non-hazardous solid waste collection and recycling company based in Denver, Colorado. Alpine represents Waste Industries’ first strategic move outside of its East Coast footprint since the company’s founding in 1970. Alpine is a vertically integrated company operating residential collection, commercial collection, a materials recovery facility, and a landfill. Alpine will become the new Waste Industries’ West Region with founder John Griffith serving as the company’s West Regional Vice President. Ven Poole, Chairman and CEO of Waste Industries said "We identified Alpine early on as a very high quality company with… Read More

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Why Columbus won the DOT Smart Cities Challenge2

Ohio’s capital city, Columbus, is rumored to have won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge, receiving $40 million from the DOT, and $10M from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. — along with another $90 million pledged by private sector partners to change the mobility landscape of the city. “This funding is a game changer for the City of Columbus and central Ohio,” Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) said on his website earlier today, possibly slipping the news a bit early. “I’m glad the Department of Transportation recognized what so many of us already know – Columbus is a smart city that deserves to win this challenge.” A… Read More

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The Monthly Interview: A Conversation with Christopher B. Leinberger

If you build it, they won’t come: Urbanist Chris Leinberger argues for harnessing market forces to reduce excessive housing costs. Among liberals, few topics are as hotly debated as gentrification. The issue is often presented in moralistic terms: privileged white people are pushing poor black and Hispanic people out of their neighborhoods. The truth is a little more complicated. Booms in places like New York City and Washington, D.C., have both positive and negative effects—including for the poor. They have revitalized previously dangerous and economically depressed neighborhoods, bringing better jobs, safer streets, and, for homeowners, rising property values. The rapid pace of change and rising rents also raise the danger,… Read More

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New Globeville apartment project to provide housing for people with disabilities, low incomes

A rendering of the Elisabetta apartment project, a 91-unit affordable development coming that broke ground in Globeville May 3, 2018. The building will include 22 units for people with disabilities. An apartment project going up in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood will provide housing for two groups that advocates say have too few places to live in Denver: people with disabilities and those who make less than the area median income. The Elisabetta project will bring 91 apartments to 5120 Broadway, a vacant lot known as the “west campus” for Laradon, a nonprofit organization that since 1948 has provided services to local infants, children and adults with disabilities. Once the Elisabetta is… Read More

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