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Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the largest prize in the calculations of any Democratic presidential candidate, and Bernie Sanders has been working the state for months, worrying his rivals. Sanders has been organizing intensively among Latinos and young voters, producing campaign materials in seven languages, going, as one aide said, "where most candidates don't go." Mike Bloomberg has tried to counter Sanders with saturation advertising, including buying time at television stations in Arizona, Nevada [...]

Lake Placid celebrates its Olympic past, but keeps its eyes on the future

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Lake Placid celebrates its Olympic past, but keeps its eyes on the future

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — The benefits of a miracle have been reaped in Lake Placid for 40 years. The plan now is to keep those miracles — and miracle-seekers — coming. Parts of Lake Placid's sports landscape are largely under construction again these days, a plan that walks a tightrope between preserving the area's natural beauty and small-town charm while also finding ways keep the village a major player on the global winter-sports map and [...]

Interactive art exhibit offers the ‘Otherworld’ experience

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Interactive art exhibit offers the ‘Otherworld’ experience

For almost a year, immersive art exhibit Otherworld has used interactive technology, large-scale props, multiple sets and storytelling, creating an alternative option to traditional museums and galleries for central Ohio residents and tourists. The 32,000-square-foot art exhibit is located at a former Sports Authority store in a mostly vacant strip mall on the Columbus’ east side. It features 47 rooms that contain large-scale interactive artworks, secret passageways and mixed-reality playgrounds that use 54 projectors and [...]

National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

RICHMOND, Va. — The young woman who walked into an emergency room in Milwaukee began her journey about 12 hours earlier, at a Chicago-area hospital, more than 90 miles away. She had been raped, but there was no one trained to do a forensic examination at the first hospital she went to — or the next, or the next, or the next. So she drove herself from place to place. Finally, in Milwaukee, she met [...]

Plaintiffs’ attorneys in abuse cases take aim at Boy Scouts’ ‘dark history’

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Plaintiffs’ attorneys in abuse cases take aim at Boy Scouts’ ‘dark history’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like millions of other Americans during the 1950s and '60s, Duane Ruth-Heffelbower spent his formative years learning to tie knots, build campfires and pitch tents with the Boy Scouts, whose wholesome, God-fearing reputation was burnished by Normal Rockwell's magazine-cover paintings of fresh-faced Scouts, brave, courteous and cheerful. Though he's no longer involved in scouting, the 70-year-old Mennonite minister from Fresno, Calif., has followed the slow deterioration of the Boy Scouts [...]

Federal panel delays vote on Oregon pipeline amid process issues

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Federal panel delays vote on Oregon pipeline amid process issues

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal regulatory agency on Thursday delayed a vote on a proposed natural gas pipeline and marine export terminal in Oregon, with one member saying greenhouse gas emissions and endangered species should be considered and blasting the decision-making process as "rotten." The issues bluntly raised at the meeting of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington came on top of objections to the mega-project by Oregon's Department of Land Conservation and [...]

California’s solar mandate to allow homes without solar panels

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on California’s solar mandate to allow homes without solar panels

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Over the objections of environmentalists, California regulators approved a proposal last week to allow builders to construct homes without solar panels, a decision critics said undercuts California's 7-week-old law that all new houses have their own solar power. At a passionate hearing, the California Energy Commission unanimously approved the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's plan to build its own large-scale solar site that homeowners can tap into, forgoing the need for solar on [...]

Report: Columbus office market had a robust year in 2019

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Report: Columbus office market had a robust year in 2019

Last year was a very good year for central Ohio office building owners. The region experienced a five-year high in net absorption for office space. The area also finished the year strong — the lowest office vacancy rate of the year occurred in the fourth quarter, according to real estate services firm CBRE. Net absorption is the net change between how much office space is vacated compared to how much space is leased. Positive absorption [...]

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Tuesday, February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump promised a $1 trillion infrastructure plan that would use tax incentives to spur private investment in public works projects. He has so far failed to persuade Congress to pass anything like that. In another election year, Trump has outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other infrastructure. This time, the president is proposing to rely [...]

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Legal News

Woman who cashed dead mother’s workers’ comp checks ordered to pay restitution

Monday, February 24, 2020|Comments Off on Woman who cashed dead mother’s workers’ comp checks ordered to pay restitution

The conviction of an Alabama woman who continued to cash her dead mother’s workers’ comp checks more than a year after the woman died resulted [...]

State to use artificial intelligence in reforming regulations

Thursday, February 20, 2020|Comments Off on State to use artificial intelligence in reforming regulations

The state’s Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, which reviews rules and works to improve the state’s regulatory climate, is incorporating artificial intelligence into the initiative’s [...]

Florida ‘red flag’ gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland school shooting

Wednesday, February 19, 2020|Comments Off on Florida ‘red flag’ gun law used 3,500 times since Parkland school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A  23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, "I don't know why I don't go on a killing spree." A West [...]

Business News

Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers

Monday, February 24, 2020|Comments Off on Small businesses embrace wellness to help retain staffers

NEW YORK (AP) — Every month, the 30 staffers at Chris Boehlke's public relations firm each get $100 to pay for anything that contributes to [...]

Local store, restaurant design firm adapts to changing technology

Monday, February 24, 2020|Comments Off on Local store, restaurant design firm adapts to changing technology

Over the three decades since retail-store design firm Chute Gerdeman first opened for business there have been ongoing advancements in technology, something to which the [...]

Uber-type moving service now available in Columbus

Friday, February 21, 2020|Comments Off on Uber-type moving service now available in Columbus

Technology company Bellhops expanded to central Ohio this month, offering a moving service, it says, that is more efficient, affordable and reliable than traditional moving [...]

Real Estate

Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate, reduce tax revenues

Tuesday, January 28, 2020|Comments Off on Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate, reduce tax revenues

MIAMI (AP) — Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to [...]

Home prices gains accelerate in October for second month

Friday, January 3, 2020|Comments Off on Home prices gains accelerate in October for second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home prices rose faster in October than the previous month as many would-be buyers competed for a limited supply of available properties. [...]

Zillow: Columbus home values rise

Tuesday, December 31, 2019|Comments Off on Zillow: Columbus home values rise

Columbus had the second fastest growing housing market among the 35 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, according to Zillow’s November Real Estate Market [...]

Politics

Arts Council move next month to provide more accessibility to artists, outreach

Monday, February 24, 2020|Comments Off on Arts Council move next month to provide more accessibility to artists, outreach

The Greater Columbus Arts Council’s move into the historic Winders Motor Sales Co. building at 182 E. Long St., downtown, is scheduled to take place [...]

Trump wants $1.5 billion over 10 years to revive uranium mining

Wednesday, February 19, 2020|Comments Off on Trump wants $1.5 billion over 10 years to revive uranium mining

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is asking Congress for $1.5 billion over 10 years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined [...]

Wanted: Texas Republicans need new voters in 2020, and fast

Tuesday, February 18, 2020|Comments Off on Wanted: Texas Republicans need new voters in 2020, and fast

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — It's normal to target new voters ahead of Super Tuesday. Think volunteers holding clipboards at street festivals, malls or outside grocery [...]

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