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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Home prices outpace wages across Northern Colorado | Pueblo Chieftain

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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Sunday on ‘This Week’: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Rep. Adam Schiff

This Sunday, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl goes one-on-one with newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an ABC News exclusive. Plus, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., comes to “This Week.” And the Powerhouse Roundtable debates the week in politics, with former New Jersey Governor and ABC News Contributor Chris Christie, Pollster and ABC News Contributor Frank Luntz, and Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, and Bloomberg News White House Correspondent Shannon Pettypiece. Like “This Week” on Facebook here. You can also follow the show on Twitter here. Go here to find out when “This Week” is on in your area. Source Article

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Armed man, man wearing Halloween mask rob Upstate gas station, deputies say

Marathon armed robbery GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — Two men, one armed and one wearing a Halloween mask, robbed an Upstate gas station, according to Greenville County deputies. Deputies said the robbery happened just before 10 p.m. Friday at the Marathon gas station on White Horse Road. Deputies said the two men walked into the store and demanded money from the drawer. They left with cash, deputies said. Deputies, assisted by a K-9, tried to track the suspects on foot, but were unsuccessful. Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME. Source Article

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