Cincinnati to Gov. DeWine: support expanded passenger rail in Ohio

Billions of dollars in federal grants are available to expand inter-city passenger rail, and Cincinnati officials hope to bring that money to Ohio. Council unanimously passed a resolution last week asking Governor Mike DeWine to apply. “This project is about growing our state and taking advantage of the potential further...
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Clackamas County: Courthouse project to create long-term benefits

Mac Bell: Fengate partnership was critical milestone after years of work to replace functionally obsolete building.The recent approval of a new partnership between Clackamas County and Fengate PCL Progress Partners was a critical milestone for the county after years of work to replace its aging courthouse. This innovative approach is a public-private partnership (P3) that will provide a replacement courthouse, generate hundreds of jobs and not require any new taxes. Clackamas County residents deserve a safe and secure place to seek justice. The current courthouse doesn't meet those needs. Built in 1936 to serve 50,000 residents, the...
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Denver’s Annual Recovery Report Shows Progress

Denver has submitted the city’s required American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) annual report to the U.S. Treasury. The report demonstrates that over the last two years, Denver has met the work of building a better tomorrow as officials faced challenges and created opportunities in this pandemic recovery for Denver residents and businesses across the city. Denver’s ARPA funds represent a critical component of the city’s comprehensive, multi-year financial strategy to leverage both federal and local funds for recovery. These funds include deployment of existing bond funds for infrastructure and a voter-passed general obligation bond program for citywide infrastructure improvements as an economic stimulant for local businesses.
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Santa Clara hall flooding leads to distress for residents

One of the University of New Mexico residence halls, Santa Clara, experienced flooding on the first floor and basement during Sept. 17 and 18, causing disruption and concern for residents in the building. For some, the incident itself and response from UNM Residence Life and Student Housing highlighted a larger issue of vandalism in the hall that has led to frustrated students.