Colorado in focus: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

ABC 7: Denver Mayor signs major sentencing reform bill With a stroke of his pen, Denver’s mayor has responded to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration.Mayor Michael Hancock signed a sentencing reform bill Thursday that will help protect immigrants who are here legally from being put at risk of deportation due to convictions for […]

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Florida in focus: ‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ bill vetoed, liquor to stay out of grocery stores

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Bay News 9: ‘Whiskey and Wheaties’ bill vetoed, liquor to stay out of grocery stores A bill that would have allowed liquor in the supermarkets will not become a law in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott vetoed the so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill Wednesday. The bill would have allowed liquor sales at grocery stores, retailers and certain […]

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Pennsylvania in focus: Steel vital to national security, industry pleads

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steel vital to national security, industry pleads The Trump administration’s investigation into whether imported steel threatens national security was enthusiastically greeted Wednesday by U.S. steelmakers, who said the best way to ensure the vitality of their industry is through a comprehensive approach to curbing unfairly traded imports. But others who testified at a […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Milwaukee’s population declines while Madison and surrounding areas continue to grow

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee’s population declines while Madison and surrounding areas continue to grow The City of Milwaukee’s population declined by 4,366 people from 2015 to 2016, erasing much of the slow but steady gains the city experienced since 2010, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first part of […]

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Colorado in focus: Utah a boogeyman waiting to steal Colorado’s growth

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

The Coloradoan: Utah a boogeyman waiting to steal Colorado’s growth When it comes to economic growth, there’s a boogeyman lurking to the west, waiting to lure Colorado-bound business out of the Centennial State. Colorado’s roads are leaving its economy vulnerable to its neighboring states, transportation advocates and the governor warned Tuesday. Utah has been dumping […]

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Colorado in focus: Denver’s increasing population density takes its toll

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

Denver Post: Denver’s increasing population density takes its toll: breathing room drops below national norm A decade of high-density development and population growth inside Denver is devouring breathing room: Open space per resident has shrunk to less than the national norm. And people in the thick of it are chapped. “It is a new asphalt […]

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