Denver’s Big 3 Lobbyists Have Deep Relationships With City Government And Mayor Michael Hancock

Mayor Michael Hancock rides on a wagon as it passes Union Station in downtown Denver during the Stock Show Parade, Jan. 4, 2018. There was a celebratory atmosphere in Concourse B at Denver International Airport. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock wore a blue kimono-like jacket called a happi coat. Along with then-Gov. John Hickenlooper and airport brass he performed a traditional Japanese ceremony called kagami-wari, breaking open a barrel of sake. The ancient ritual is said to bring good fortune. Hancock eventually shed the coat and boarded a 787 Dreamliner to Tokyo to commemorate a new direct flight to Japan. The 2013 trip was just one in a series of high-profile… Read More

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Man falls 70 feet into Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano — and survives

A man was seriously injured after crossing a safety barrier and falling into a volcanic crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, authorities said. The man was rescued from 60 to 70 feet down and airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. (May 3) AP, AP A man was rescued but seriously injured after falling into Hawaii’s Kīlauea caldera this week, National Park Service officials said. The incident occurred Wednesday at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when a visitor climbed over a metal railing, lost his footing and fell from a 300-foot cliff. The man had been trying to get closer to the cliff’s edge at the Steaming Bluff overlook, the park… Read More

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GRiZ will live in the moment, return from hiatus at The Amp in St. Augustine

Our interview with the producer ahead of his only Florida date. Photo by Jason Siegel “I think there’s a tipping point where you let the madness drive you crazier or you give yourself the chance to put everything in perspective. That was the thing, I was like, ‘I don’t want this to ruin me.’” Grant Kwieciński isn’t your average 28-year-old. Since creating his electro-funk, saxophone-laden GRiZ project in 2011, the Denver-based producer has gone from an infectious, talented newcomer pushing barriers in the electro-instrumental genre to becoming one of the more lovable, clamored-for figures in all of electronic music. But as a musician growing up in the digital age, Kwiecinski… Read More

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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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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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