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15 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Downtown bike-share program in the works

Nearly 20 years after an initial, failed attempt, Charleston will again take the plunge on a bike-sharing program early next year that could be similar to one in the nation's capital.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business Journal

NBC's Chuck Todd talks politics with Kentucky Chamber dinner crowd

NBC News chief White House correspondent and political director Chuck Todd was the keynote speaker on Monday at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Business Summit and Annual Meeting.

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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

Pennsylvania Avenue DC planning initiative

The Washington Business Journal reports in " Pennsylvania Avenue is in a slump, but there's a plan to breathe new life into it " that the National Capital Planning Commission is initiating a planning study to improve Pennsylvania Avenue NW , as a reassessment and updating of that street's improvement program.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Hyperallergic

Art Movements

"Mining Lamp" monument designed by Otto Piene. The artist passed away July 14) In January, the Detroit Institute of Arts announced it would contribute $100 million to the city's "grand bargain" bankruptcy plan; the museum has now raised over $80 million , with an additional $26.8 million in corporate donations announced this week.

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Delta Farm Press

Conservation districts honor John Charles Wilson

John Charles Wilson, farmer and current president of Agricenter International, is being honored for his conservation efforts.

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The Washington Post

Another July beauty ahead of a cloudier and more humid weekend

Great for July. Picky -1 off b/c I want lower temperature & dew point, along with less-intense sun angle! We get a chance to enjoy another amazing July day today.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

WWDE-FM Virginia Beach

What's Happenning

When this race was run for the first time in 1999, it was called the Braveheart Run-Swim-Run.

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Roll Call

After Dark Tunes of the Week: 'Women & Work' by Lucero

"Come on out tonight," could be the unofficial motto for good-timing Memphis band Lucero, a band dedicated equally to touring and defying easy classification.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Washington Post

In the mold of Moynihan, new revival planned for Pennsylvania Avenue

"The main street for both the city and the nation" ought to be "lively, friendly and inviting as well as dignified and impressive," Daniel Patrick Moynihan said of Pennsylvania Avenue in 1961.

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Sys-Con Media

Competition Soars as Investors Seek to Dominate the Skyline

David Werner's pending $900 million+ purchase of the trophy Mobil building in New York.

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Denver's Union Station a 30-year barn raising

At 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2012, three Denver real estate developers sat down for a hastily arranged breakfast at the Egg Shell in Cherry Creek.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Roll Call

Former Hill Staffer Tom Downs Heads to Venable | Downtown Moves

Venable law firm has added yet another former Capitol Hill staffer to its practice.

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NJ.com

Poll: Should Jersey City erect a permanent memorial for police...

When Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago was shot and killed early Sunday, he was the city's 39th officer to be slain in the line of duty.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Downtown Grand adjusts food options; Presto Cafe offers healthy provisions

The Downtown Grand is subtracting from its roster of dining options. Two eateries are shuttering as the hotel adjusts its offerings.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

Statecollege.com

Former White House Chef to Visit Happy Valley

Submitted photo from Centre County Gazette Former White House chef John Moeller will be in State College on Monday, July 14, signing copies of his book, "Dining at the White House: From the President's Table to Yours."

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Denver Post

Denver's renovated Union Station has been a 30-year barn-raising

The 120-year-old Union Station after its $54 million renovation, part of the transformation and redevlelopment of Denver since the 1980s.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

ImmigrationProf Blog

Julian Castro Confirmed as HUD Secretary

From NALEO: The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials today congratulated Julian Castro on confirmation to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "We congratulate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on his confirmation to serve as the nation's next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and third ... (more)

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

WTLV

City hall tackles neighborhood problems with abandoned homes

Bringing stability to neighborhoods with scores of abandoned homes brought an eager group to city hall to engage in discussion about the problem and options.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Alabama Live

Life Stories: At the Biltmore Hotel or The Captain's Table, John Word was driven by ambition, hard work

MOBILE, Alabama - He managed luxury hotels and restaurants in New York, Washington and Savannah, but John Morgan Word made his home in Mobile, where he owned and operated several well-known establishments, including The Captain's Table Seafood Restaurant and Battleship Inn Resort, located in the shadow of the USS Alabama on Battleship Causeway.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

New plan to end homelessness kicks off

"This is almost a paradigm shift how to address homelessness in this community," said Tom Theisen, president of the Regional Task Force on the Homeless.

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